Overseeing Sabien Technology Group is a team with over a century of combined experience advising, leading and transforming companies. We have an international presence while maintaining a close, local approach to shareholder and partner engagements.
Richard Parris, Executive Chairman
Parris was until 2018 the Chairman and Chief Executive of Intercede, an AIM-traded technology company, which he founded in 1992 and which was admitted to trading on AIM in 2001. Parris is an engineer by training and an entrepreneur by experience. He operationally led Intercede through all phases of its growth, including building its UK technology team to invent, develop and commercialise new software products, including the adoption of cloud services and IoT delivery models as the core of future business transformation, and securing contracts with major US OEMs to expand US sales.
Charles Goodfellow, Non-Executive Director
Goodfellow is a corporate broker with over 25 years’ experience of raising funds for small and mid-caps and private companies across a range of sectors and jurisdictions. This includes a specialised focus on oil and gas, and clean and renewable technology. In addition, he was previously a Director of Acorn Growth plc (re-named Vodere plc).
Proficient in six languages, Goodfellow has studied and worked globally and brings a wealth of experience and broad outlook to the team.
Ranald McGregor-Smith, Non-Executive Director
McGregor-Smith has worked as a corporate adviser and broker for most of his career and has significant experience in leadership roles at a number of advisory firms, where he worked with both listed and private companies.
He has worked with and advised a host of companies and their boards through a 33-year banking career which has encompassed a period of significant change in the equity capital markets.
In 2010, McGregor-Smith co-founded Whitman Howard Ltd, an investment banking business, before its sale to a large competitor in 2020. Prior to this Ranald spent 20 years at Hoare Govett, latterly as a Board Director.
Ed Sutcliffe, Chief Financial Officer
Sutcliffe is an experienced business advisor with a wide range of accounting, management, transactional, turnaround, and board level skills. He attends Sabien Board meetings as a person discharging managerial responsibilities (PDMR). A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Sutcliffe has worked internationally, providing consultancy and expertise in areas including private equity, due diligence, debt raising, financial modelling and analysis, and management and board reporting.