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).
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.
Gary Day joined the Annodata Board as Group Sales Director in January 2018 with a primary focus of driving growth in sales through the development of our sales teams and Annodata’s value proposition. Gary has over 25 years of sales management experience within the Managed Print and IT solutions space, working with both Corporate and Public Sector client channels.
Most recent roles have included senior sales leadership positions working at board level within two of the largest independent Managed Print Service resellers within Europe. Gary was responsible for implementing successful turnaround strategies whilst delivering significant growth in his business areas.
Gary freely acknowledges that an exciting aspect of this role will be the successful integration of Kyocera’s values and philosophy which will stand as a key differentiator in the market.
Joe joined Annodata in May 2014 as Marketing Director. Responsible for marketing strategy, lead generation, PR and brand, Joe brings with him over 20 years of business-to-business marketing experience across telecoms, technology and Business Process Outsourcing.
Prior to joining Annodata, Joe was Vice President Global Marketing at Sitel, one of the world’s largest BPOs. Joe has also held senior roles in companies including Azzurri Communications, Npower, Kingston Communications and Cable & Wireless.
Joe has provided thought leadership and best-practice advice via countless magazine and online publications as well as speaking at numerous events in both Europe and the US.
Nick has been with KYOCERA since October 1991, where he joined from Hewlett Packard as a qualified ACMA accountant and was later promoted to Finance Director. In 2001 Nick completed the successful hive up of Mita Copystar (UK) Limited into Kyocera Electronics and so Kyocera Mita (UK) Limited was created.
During the next 10 years, Nick lead the Centralisation of Inventory from the UK to Europe and the UK implementation of SAP. In 2013 Nick became the Director of Finance and General Operations, it was at this time that KYOCERA Mita rebranded to the organisation we know today of KYOCERA Document Solutions.
Nick was part of the successful Board of KYOCERA that during a five year period doubled the size of the organisation. One of the ingredients of this success was the implementation of the KYOCERA Philosophy, which enabled the UK team to become a true ‘Partner of Choice’. In February 2016 Nick lead the acquisition of Kyocera’s first direct sales organisation, Midshire Communications Limited in Worcestershire. Later he was to use this knowledge in leading the local UK team in the acquisition of Annodata Limited by KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc of Japan.
During the process of post-merger integration, Nick has become the Group Financial Director for both Kyocera Document Solutions and Annodata. Nick brings to Annodata a wealth of knowledge of KYOCERA where his goal is to assist Annodata in repeating the growth success of KYOCERA.
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.