Board of Directors

Paul Walker

Paul Walker

Non-Executive Chairman

Paul Walker is the Company's Non-Executive Chairman. Paul served as Chief Executive Officer of The Sage Group Plc from 1994 to September 2010. Sage is an international business with over 14,500 employees and a turnover in excess of £1.4 billion. Paul joined Sage Group Plc as Company Accountant in 1984 and served as its Finance Director until 1994. Paul has been a Non-Executive Director of Experian plc since June 2010 and has been a Non-Executive Director of Diageo Plc since June 2002. He is currently Chair of the Newcastle Science City Partnership and is a director of the Entrepreneurs' Forum. Paul previously served as a Non-Executive Director of MyTravel Group Plc from December 2000 to December 2004. Paul qualified as a chartered accountant at Ernst & Young, having graduated from York University with an economics degree.

Simon Denyer

Simon Denyer

Joint Chief Executive Officer

Simon Denyer was appointed to the Board in 2007. The founder of Inform Group in 2004, Simon was its Managing Director prior to its amalgamation with Premium TV in 2007. Prior to Inform Group, Simon was head of digital rights at IMG, sales director at Sportal and started his career in sports media at Haymarket Publishing. He has worked with major sports rights holders in the exploitation of their rights over digital media for the past 12 years. Simon holds a BA Hons in Economics and Geography from Loughborough University.

Oliver Slipper

Oliver Slipper

Joint Chief Executive Officer

Oliver Slipper was appointed to the Board in 2007. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Premium TV, prior to its amalgamation with Inform Group in 2007. Oliver joined Premium TV in 2001 as Commercial Manager where he launched and managed the Company's web-TV and mobile services. In 2003, Oliver was promoted to the role of Commercial Director and became responsible for all revenue generation across the PERFORM Group. In 2005, Oliver was appointed Chief Executive Officer, a role he held for two years, with highlights including the negotiation of the sale of the business to Access Industries and the subsequent merger with Inform Group to create PERFORM. Prior to Premium TV, Oliver worked at Accenture within the media and entertainment team, where he worked for clients including Cable & Wireless, NTL and Sony Playstation advising on digital strategies. Oliver holds a BA Hons in Classical Studies from Manchester University

Peter Williams

Peter Williams

Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter Williams recently retired as the Finance Director of Daily Mail and General Trust plc ("DMGT"), having held that role from 1991 until March 2011. He joined the DMGT group in 1982, having previously qualified as a chartered accountant with Thomson McLintock and worked for three years as an accountant with Grindlays Bank. During his time with DMGT, he served as a non-executive director of Bristol Evening Post plc, GWR Group plc (subsequently Gcap Media plc) and Euromoney Institutional Investor plc. He has also served as a Non-Executive Director of Ibis Media VCT1 plc since 2006 and was chairman of a committee of the 100 Group of FTSE 100 Finance Directors between 2008 and 2010.

Marc Brown

Marc Brown

Independent Non-Executive Director

Marc Brown has been a member of Microsoft's Corporate Development Group since joining the company in January 2000. Currently he is a General Manager, Corporate Development and Global Head of M&A and Strategic Investments. Prior to joining Microsoft, Marc practised corporate law at a firm in Boston, was a high school teacher and coach and an investment banker in New York. He holds a JD degree from Georgetown University Law Center, an MBA in finance from New York University and a bachelor of arts in economics from Colgate University.

Jorg Mohaupt

Jorg Mohaupt

Non-Executive Director

Jörg Mohaupt was appointed to the Board when Access Industries acquired the Company in 2007. Jörg is responsible for the media/online and telecom businesses at Access Industries, which he joined in May 2007. He was previously a Managing Director of Providence Equity Partners. Jörg has been active in the media and communications space since 1992. He has, as an investor, been involved with several businesses dealing with sports rights (RGE Group, Digiturk), internet services (Bibit NV, Adyen, Speedera Networks) and content delivery (Casema NV, Comhem AB). Jörg's current board positions include Tory Burch LLC, Rebate Networks GmbH, AINMT Holdings AB, RGE Group Limited, Icon UK Distribution Holdings Limited and Mendeley Research Networks. Prior board positions include Digiturk, Casema NV, Comhem AB, Bibit BV, VersaTel Telecom NV and Speedera Networks Inc.

Peter Parmenter

Peter Parmenter

Non-Executive Director

Peter is Head of New Platforms and OEM at EA Interactive, a division of Electronic Arts, a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. Prior to joining EA, Peter held positions at EMI Records, Hutchison Telecoms and the Bertelsmann Group. Peter is Vice-Chair of the Mobile Entertainment Forum.

Gabby Logan

Gabby Logan

Non-Executive Director

Gabby Logan joined the Board of Perform in December 2012. Gabby is one of Britain's leading sports journalists having worked for broadcasters including Sky Sports, the BBC, ITV and Channel 5 during her career to date. Gabby holds a law degree from Durham University.