Chief Executive Officer
Craig joined AVEVA in February 2018 as Chief Executive Officer. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer at PTC, where he had responsibility for engineering, marketing and sales of the ThingWorx® platform, as well as computer aided design, and product lifecycle management solutions. Craig also served as president of the Solutions Group at PTC, where he led a resurgence in core solutions businesses, while driving sales of the company's IoT technology platform. He also led the successful introduction of a new generation of connected applications for the factory and the fastest growing new product line in the company's history.
Prior to joining PTC, he was president of eBay's enterprise business and served more than 15 years in senior leadership positions at IBM. He holds a BSc. in Computer Science and Electronics from the University of London.
Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer
James Kidd is a Chartered Accountant and joined AVEVA in 2004. James has held several senior finance roles within the Group, being Head of Finance from 2006, and he joined the Board as Chief Financial Officer in January 2011. James was appointed Chief Executive from 1 January 2017 to February 2018, leading the merger with the Schneider Electric Software Business before being appointed Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer of the enlarged group.
Prior to joining AVEVA, James spent a number of years with Deloitte serving clients in the technology sector.
Chief Operating Officer
Ravi was appointed Chief Operating Officer of AVEVA on 1 March 2018 following the merger with Schneider Electric’s Software business. Previously he was Executive Vice President of the Schneider Electric Software Business and responsible for all aspects of its global P&L.
Ravi joined Invensys in October 2009 as President of Asia Pacific responsible for the complete suite of portfolio and business for the region. He successfully grew and expanded the business and was appointed President, Software Business, Invensys, in 2011. For the next few years, he achieved double-digit growth for the business before it was acquired by Schneider Electric in 2014.
Prior to joining Invensys, from 2006 -2009, Ravi was the CEO and Managing Director of Geometric Limited, a specialist in PLM and Engineering Services listed on the Indian stock market. He started his career in 1994 at Tata Consultancy Services, Asia’s largest IT services company, and worked over 12 years in a number of roles starting in Corporate R&D and finally as the Vice President of the Engineering Services business as a member of the senior executive team.
Ravi has a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering with a specialisation in process control and optimisation and a Masters in Chemical Engineering with a specialisation in process modelling and simulation.
Head of Sales
Steen was appointed Head of Sales on 2 April 2018, having previously joined AVEVA on 1 June 2017 as Chief Revenue Officer. In his role he has responsibility for business performance of AVEVA’s leading all sales and marketing functions and customer facing activities. Steen is a highly regarded Sales and Business Executive with +20 years’ experience in the IT and Software industries.
Before joining AVEVA, Steen held previous executive roles in IBM, HP and IHSMarkit, where he most recently had overall responsibility for sales operations in both the EMEA region and the Global Energy sector. He holds a Master in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, is a member of the leading Danish Executive Business Group and sits on the board of Trackunit A/S.
Head of Research and Development
Andrew McCloskey was appointed Head of Research and Development for AVEVA on 2 April 2018. In his role, Andrew is responsible for product development, including execution excellence, built-in quality and security, and fostering innovation across the company’s global R&D efforts. Prior to this he was Executive R&D Leader for the Schneider Electric Software Business, having been appointed in 2011. He joined the group (formerly Invensys PLC) in 2006 as head of R&D for the Simulation Products team.
Prior to Schneider Electric, Andrew was the lead engineer working on Space Shuttle’s guidance systems for the US National Space Program, Product Development Manager at two successful start-ups that resulted in multi-million-dollar acquisitions, and Director of Engineering for the Toshiba Mobile Division where several new innovative offers were developed and drove double-digit growth for the company.
Andrew directly holds several technical patents and under his leadership his teams have created over 100 new patents. Andrew holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from California Polytechnic University Pomona. He attended USC for graduate studies, and has taught university level courses in software development.
Deputy CFO and Company Secretary
David joined AVEVA in 2011 as the Head of Finance before being appointed to the Board as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in July 2016. He was heavily involved in the execution of the transformational transaction to combine AVEVA with the Schneider Electric Software Business. Upon completion of this transaction, in February 2018, he stepped down from the Board and now holds the position of Deputy CFO and Company Secretary. He remains significantly involved in the integration programme of the enlarged AVEVA.
David is responsible for all aspects of the Finance function. He also leads the Legal and Secretariat teams and chairs AVEVA’s management Risk Committee. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and before joining AVEVA he worked for Ernst & Young for 14 years in various roles within the Assurance practice.
Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
Mark has over 25 years HR experience in multinational technology companies. He holds a Master’s Degree in Manpower Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in HR from Portsmouth University as well as a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Birmingham. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).
Mark joined AVEVA following the merger with the Schneider Electric Software Business in March 2018. Prior to joining AVEVA, Mark worked for Schneider Electric as SVP of HR for the Global Solutions Business. In his early career, Mark held various HR positions in companies such as IGT, HP, Microsoft and IBM.
Mark is responsible for all aspects of the HR and the Corporate Communications Function in AVEVA.