Rod joined the board of Directors in 2008 as the company’s Sales Director and in 2015 was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer.
Rod was recruited due to his highly successful and specialist corporate background helping to drive the aggressive growth of the business.
Prior to Annodata, Rod held the position of Sales Director for Siemens Financial Services which he joined in 2000. With a career-long emphasis on motivating and developing teams, he is also a highly regarded senior-executive coach and mentor.
During his time in the finance industry, Rod was also an Executive Director of the Finance and Leasing Association and Chairman of the Technology Group, being intimately involved in developing the compliance-based FLA Code of Practice. Prior to Siemens, Rod was a member of the main board of Schroder Leasing, a subsidiary of the global international merchant bank, which he joined in 1988 having first started his career in retail banking with Barclays Bank.
Rod holds qualifications in the Institute of Banking as well as Marketing (CIM).
Mark joined KYOCERA in September 2020 as the Group Finance Director. Mark is a Qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA). He brings with him a wealth of experience in leading finance organisations, with over 10 years’ senior audit experience within PwC followed by 10 years in various finance leadership roles within Microsoft. Prior to joining KYOCERA, Mark led the Cloud GTM Channel strategy for SES Networks, a major worldwide Satellite company, helping to expand the cloud footprint into some of the most remote locations on the planet.
Mark has a proven track record of driving sustainable growth, a passion for developing his teams and leading a culture of strong controls and compliance. He is an advocate of developing a strong Partner Ecosystems and is committed to ensuring that the UK team remain a true ‘Partner of Choice’ to our channel.
In addition to Annodata, Mark is the Group Financial Director of Kyocera Document Solutions. Mark brings to Annodata a wealth of financial and channel knowledge with a goal to assist Annodata in repeating the growth success of KYOCERA.
Amanda Childs joined KYOCERA as the Group HR Director in July 2018 with the remit to support the design and development of the people and organisational agenda to assist the changing ambitions of the group.
Amanda has over 25 years of Human Resources and Change Management experience within multiple sectors, Financial Services, Food Retail and Healthcare, working in both national and international roles.
Her roles have included several senior HR leadership positions, as well as consultancy roles in business and organisational change. Amanda is excited about delivering an employee proposition during digital times in a technology focused organisation.
Her remit will include continuing the development of Kyocera’s values and philosophy to anchor the organisation’s employees during these changing times.
Suki joined the Annodata Board as Group Finance Director in 2002 before becoming Commercial Director in 2014. Since April 2018, Suki has been Group Commercials & Operations Director.
Whilst at Annodata, Suki has been instrumental in assisting in the rapid growth experienced by the Group particularly in integrating acquisitions and ensuring back office functions continue to deliver and evolve.
After gaining a degree in Physics at Imperial College, London, Suki qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the consulting group KPMG. After that he went on to join Invensys Plc where he held a number of senior finance roles in its Group head office which involved significant exposure to its businesses across Europe and North America.
Andrew joined Annodata in August 2013 as part of a strategy to expand Annodata’s portfolio into ICT Services. Appointed as Technical Director and then later ICT Services Director the team embarked on a successful build and acquisition plan solidifying Annodata as a true ICT Services provider. Andrew is responsible for Annodata’s presence in the IT and UC sector, tasked with the continued expansion of ICT business, Service Delivery and continued evolution of Annodata’s end to end portfolio. Andrew has a proven track record of ICT start up and technology leadership assisting Annodata in its goal of becoming a leading Managed Service Provider (MSP).
Prior to Annodata, Andrew held the position of Technology Director for a large education establishment where he built a successful IT business supporting a number of large schools and colleges in the South of England. During this time Andrew became an integral part of the management team, contributing to the continued success of the organisation.