– UK, Guildford – 1Spatial plc, the Global Spatial Software and Solutions Company which manages the world’s largest spatial data, is pleased to announce that Andrew Roberts has agreed to join 1Spatial as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Andrew brings significant experience to 1Spatial from both a technology and equity capital markets perspective.
Mr Roberts 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.
Mr Roberts 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.
Commenting on the appointment, Marcus Yeoman, Non-Executive Director said: “I am delighted to welcome Andy to the Board of 1Spatial as Non-Executive Chairman. Andy will bring substantial industry experience at this exciting stage of the 1Spatial’s development. Andy’s has an exemplary track-record of working with management teams of international companies to deliver significant shareholder value and we look forward to working with Andy to help 1Spatial deliver on its strategy.”
Andy Roberts added: “I am pleased to join 1Spatial, a company I have respected for many years. 1Spatial is at a very exciting stage of its development with technology and IP which has a wide variety of applications across a number of industries internationally. Marcus and Claire have positioned the Company in attractive areas and I look forward to working with them to maximise these significant opportunities”
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