Board

Tony Collyer
Non-Executive Chairman

Tony is a qualified Chartered Accountant with broad commercial experience and finance director experience in three public companies: Allders plc, New Look Group plc and The Corporate Services Group plc.

Neville Upton
Chief Executive Officer

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Neville joined Euromoney where he gained experience in Finance and M&A. In 1998 he established a call centre business, The Listening Company, which was sold in 2011 to Serco for a sum in excess of £50 million at which time it had a turnover of £82 million and employed 4,000 people. Neville co-founded the Company in 2012 and is the largest shareholder in the Company.

Jonathan Hall
Finance Director

Jon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen followed by a period of 6 1/2 years with PA Consulting, a management consultancy, specialising in organisation and business process design. He subsequently spent 5 years as a finance director of Saracens Ltd and the wider Premier Team Holdings Group, before joining Gfinity in August 2014.

Philip Shuldham-Legh
Marketing Director

Philip was Group Sales and Marketing Director for Neville Upton at The Listening Company until it was acquired by Serco in March 2011. In Serco he moved to Business Development Director until he joined Gfinity as Marketing Director in January 2013. Phillip divides his time between this role and being Strategy Director at Voice Marketing Ltd.

Paul Kent
Technology & eSports Director

Paul has been involved in eSports since 1996, as both a top level gamer and team owner. He established the Warped Gaming League in 2009, which grew to be the UK's largest Xbox Live on-line league. Paul spent 10 years as a software engineer with Creative Labs. He has responsibility for web and production technology and also for setting the rules and tournament structures for all Gfinity competitions.

David Yarnton
Non-Executive Director

David has 18 years' experience of the games industry first in Australia followed by 9 years as Managing Director of Nintendo UK. He is a member of the UK Interactive Entertainment Association, an organisation in which he was a Board Member and Vice-Chairman for 7 years.

Jon Varney
Non-Executive Director

Jon Varney is a Founder Partner of Pitch International Commercial LLP ("Pitch") and has been involved with the Company since Pitch were appointed to sell commercial rights on the Company's behalf in December 2014. Prior to Pitch, Jon Varney was a commercial director of Premiership Rugby, the umbrella organisation responsible for the development of elite professional club rugby in England. Previous roles prior to 2003 all revolved around the sports media sector including roles at Octagon UK, Movie and Media Sports, Coca-Cola Football and the RFU.