(appointed 1 May 2012)
Philip Aiken has over 40 years’ experience in industry and commerce having been, from 1997 to 2006, President of BHP Petroleum and then Group President Energy of BHP Billiton. Prior to that he held senior positions with BTR plc (1995 to 1997) and BOC Group (1970 to 1995). Other roles have included Non-Executive Director of National Grid plc, Chairman of Robert Walters plc, Senior Independent Director of Kazakymys plc, Senior Independent Director of Essar Energy plc, Senior Adviser for Macquarie Capital Europe, Chairman of the 2004 World Energy Congress and serving on the Boards of the Governor of Guangdong International Council, World Energy Council and Monash Mt Eliza Business School. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of Balfour Beatty plc and Non-Executive Director of Newcrest Mining Limited.
Chief Executive Officer
(appointed 19 February 2018)
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 and service lifecycle management solutions. Craig 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 product development, including Navigate™, 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
(appointed 1 January 2011)
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.
He joined the Group at the time of the Tribon acquisition and played a significant part in the completion of this transaction and the subsequent integration of the acquired business. His responsibilities have included investor relations, the development of the Group’s overseas subsidiaries, standardisation of financial processes and procedures as well as being heavily involved in the Group’s recent acquisitions.
Prior to joining AVEVA, James spent a number of years serving clients in the technology sector.
(appointed July 2013)
Jennifer Allerton has more than 38 years' information technology experience, gaining extensive knowledge of working in large companies across the globe, particularly in emerging markets. Between 2002 and 2012 she was Chief Information Officer at F. Hoffmann-La Roche with responsibility for IT strategy and operations for the Pharma division and all Group IT operations. Jennifer holds a B.Sc in Mathematics and a B.Sc in Geosciences as well as an M.Sc in Physics. Jennifer is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Bath Management School. Jennifer is also Non-Executive Director of Oxford Instruments plc.
Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director
(appointed July 2016)
Christopher Humphrey is a qualified accountant and has over 25 years’ experience managing engineering and technology companies. He is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Vitec Group plc. He is also a Non-Executive Director of SDL plc. Christopher was formerly Group Chief Executive Officer of Anite plc, from 2008 until August 2015. He joined Anite in 2003 as Group Finance Director. He was Group Finance Director at Critchley Group plc and held senior positions in finance at Conoco and Eurotherm International plc. He was previously a Non-Executive Director of Alterian plc between 2011 and 2012. He has a BA, MBA and is a Fellow of CIMA.
(appointed March 2017)
Ron Mobed has a broad range of global experience in electronic information businesses across a number of sectors and regions. He is Chief Executive Officer of the Elsevier business of RELX Plc and was a Non-Executive Director of Argus Media from 2009 until 2011. He has also held Executive positions with Cengage Learning, IHS and Schlumberger. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and of the Energy Institute. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Trinity College, University of Cambridge and a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, University of London.