Andrew Roberts – Executive Chairman
Andrew brings significant experience to 1Spatial from both a technology and equity capital markets perspective.

Andrew led The Innovation Group plc from 2009 until its sale to Carlyle Group in 2016 for £500 million. During this time, the company grew to be a global business providing business services and software solutions. He has also been Chairman of Kewill plc, a leading international supply chain software business, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Civica, a leading UK IT services business and prior to this was Non-Executive Chairman of Vega Group plc until its sale in 2008 to Finmeccanica SPA for £61 million.

Andrew started his career at ICL and then led the management team that turned-around private–equity owned Data Sciences (then a leading BPO business), which was sold to IBM in 1996.

Claire Milverton – Chief Executive Officer

Claire joined the board in April 2010. Prior to this, Claire was the Group Financial Controller at Xploite plc, a company acquired by 1Spatial plc in 2010. Claire joined Xploite plc having previously been a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.  Claire was appointed interim Chief Executive Officer on 30th December 2016, in addition to her existing role as Chief Financial Officer for 1Spatial PLC and then to Chief Executive Officer on 10th October 2017.

Claire has had a number of years of experience in the technology industry and plays a key role in directing and implementing the strategic objectives of the group.  Key areas of responsibility are overall direction and vision for the company, focus on Finance, HR and IT across the group.  Claire is responsible for key stakeholder management, including shareholders, analysts, bankers and  employees.  Claire is also responsible for leading the Group’s corporate transactions. Claire is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Francis Small – Non-Executive Director

Francis brings significant experience from his financial services background, having been at Ernst & Young from 1979 to 2015 where he held a number of key positions, including as London and then UK head of corporate finance, global vice chair and then managing partner of UK & Europe transaction advisory services, global leader of sovereign wealth funds (based in the Middle East) and ultimately senior partner for international clients.

During his time at Ernst & Young, Francis held responsibility for various teams and divisions, overseeing strategy and identifying growth opportunities, while delivering revenue growth and working with a number of notable businesses including Rexam, ArcelorMittal and TPG. Since leaving Ernst & Young, Francis sits on the strategy & performance committee and chair of finance at Kingston University and on the investment committee and chair of audit & risk at British Business Bank Investments. Francis graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in law, is a chartered accountant and a fellow of the ICAEW.

Nick Habgood – Non Executive Director
Nick is the Founder and Managing Partner of Azini Capital Partners LLP, a London based private equity firm that specialises in providing liquidity for historical investors and shareholders – replacement capital – and investing in growth stage private, and smaller public technology companies. Azini Capital has successfully developed and sold 17 technology companies with a combined value of over $1.5 billion. Nick has substantial board level experience helping technology companies execute on growth opportunities. Please see the

Prior to founding Azini Capital Nick worked for LMS Capital, the venture capital division of London Merchant Securities plc. He has also held senior operational positions in Mondex International (part of MasterCard International) where he founded and was CEO of the MULTOS business, Mars Electronics International (a part of the Mars Group) and Twiflex Limited (part of GKN and Tomkins). Nick has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng) from the University of Bristol.

Nicole Payne – Chief Financial Officer 

Nicole has been Group Financial Accountant within 1Spatial from January 2015 to March 2017 and was then appointed Finance Director, having previously worked at Broadcom Europe Limited, prior to which she trained and qualified with Deloitte. Nicole was appointed Chief Financial Officer at 1Spatial on 10th October 2017.

Board Committees

Nomination Committee:

  • Andrew Roberts – Chairman of the Nomination Committee

The nomination committee is responsible for screening and proposing candidates for appointment to the board.

Remuneration Committee:

  • Nick Habgood – Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

The remuneration committee reviews the scale and structure of the executive directors’ and senior employees’ remuneration and the terms of their service or employment contracts, including share option schemes and other bonus arrangements. The remuneration and terms and conditions of the non-executive directors are set by the entire board.

Audit Committee:

  • Francis Small – Chairman of the Audit Committee

The audit committee determines the terms of engagement of the company’s auditors and determines, in consultation with the auditors, the scope of the audit. The audit committee receives and reviews reports from management and the company’s auditors relating to the interim and annual accounts and the accounting and internal control systems in use throughout the company. The audit committee has unrestricted access to the company’s auditors.

1Spatial plc – England and Wales, No.5429800