Board of Directors.

John Conoley

Non-executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nominations Committee and member of the Remuneration and Audit Committees

John Conoley joined the Board as Group non-executive Chairman on 27th April 2017, and is Chairman of the Nominations Committee. John Conoley brings over 30 years IT industry knowledge and significant executive and non-executive Board level experience of AIM listed technology software and services businesses. John’s current roles include eServGlobal, the innovative mobile financial services plc, where he has served as both Non-Executive Director and is currently Executive Chairman. He previously served as CEO of London listed Psion PLC, and as a Non-executive Director of NetDimensions, the talent management technology platform.

David Firth

Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration and Audit Committees and member of the Nominations Committee

David Firth was appointed to the Board as a non-executive Director on the 14 September 2016, and is Chairman of the Remuneration and Audit Committees. David was previously the Finance Director of Penna Consulting plc for over 16 years and has a wealth of experience in the people management and consultancy markets. Prior to that, David has held senior finance positions in public companies across a number of sectors including financial markets, recruitment, IT services, motor retailing and advertising. He was a member of the finance team at Parity for the period 1993 to 1999 and served as its Group Finance Director from 1995.

Matthew Bayfield

Chief Executive Officer, Parity Group

Matthew Bayfield was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in February 2019 having initially joined the senior management team of Parity in May 2018 to drive the development of our market-leading consulting practice. Matthew’s strategic focus is on the development of products and services which provide our clients with the people and technology to deliver insight, enabling them to take brave, confident, commercial decisions. He is an acknowledged expert in his field, recognised as one of the 50 most influential people in data by DataIQ. Matthew has been on the Group Board for Ogilvy and Mather as their Head of Data for EMEA, as well as founding and leading a number of data strategy, research and insight businesses taking three to successful commercial exit. He brings extensive market knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to help our clients drive real enterprise change.

Roger Antony

Group Finance Director

Roger Antony, Group Financial Director, was appointed to the board on 22 April 2016. Roger had been with Parity for over 18 years prior to his appointment, holding the position of Group Financial Controller since 2006, and prior to that the role of Financial Controller for the International Resources Division. Roger joined the Group after qualifying as an accountant in 1997, and previously held managerial roles within a variety of listed entity finance departments. He has a thorough understanding, and experience, of the IT Services sector.