Jan is based in Hamburg, Germany and is MD of the advisory firm JMX Capital GmbH. He previously worked with Investmentaktiengesellschaft fuer langfristige Investoren TGV, Hauck & Aufhaeuser and McKinsey & Company. Jan graduated from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and earned a Master in Finance at Stockholm School of Economics as a German National Merit Scholar. Jan was appointed to the Board in March 2016.
Conrad BonaNon-Executive Director
Conrad is a business consultant, investor and entrepreneur who started his career as a banking and finance lawyer and has worked in Toronto, London and Tokyo. He has a degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario, law degrees from the University of Edinburgh and the University of New Brunswick and qualified to practice as a lawyer in multiple jurisdictions. No longer practicing law Conrad now advises companies on a wide range of commercial, financial and business matters. He has both Canadian and British citizenship and is based in London, England. Conrad was appointed to the Board in October 2015.
Simon BarrellNon-Executive Director
Simon qualified as a chartered accountant in 1983 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered accountants in England and Wales. He’s held various posts as Finance Director and has experience across multiple industries working in both the public and private sectors. He has also held numerous non-executive positions for a number of public companies and continues to act as an adviser to listed and non-listed companies. He is currently a non-executive director of SRT Marine Systems plc. Simon joined the Group in June 2018 as Interim Finance Director and was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in January 2020.
Gavin CockerillActing CEO
After graduating from Birmingham City University in 2000 and following a short stint in advertising, Gavin helped launch and grow the printing.com studio in Birmingham. Since joining the Group he has been involved in progressing the Nettl and printing.com business models across the UK and its numerous master licenses globally. Moving to Manchester in 2012 he launched and developed the group’s TemplateCloud and Flyerzone offerings. Gavin joined the Group in 2000 and was appointed COO in October 2015. He has been a member of the Board since January 2018 and was appointed Acting CEO in May 22.
Iain BrownGroup Finance Director
After Graduating from Leeds University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accountancy and Finance in 2008, Iain joined audit practice with Baker Tilly UK LLP and subsequently qualified as a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered accountants in England and Wales. Prior to joining Grafenia, he has held a number of senior financial positions with Myriad Group AG, a publicly listed Swiss software business trading across the world from multiple locations, before ultimately being appointed as Group Financial Controller in 2016.
Richard LightfootDirector & Company Secretary
Richard graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1998 with a First Class honours degree in Business Studies. He subsequently worked for a Corporate Finance advisory firm assisting on mergers & acquisitions and venture capital fund raisings. Since joining the Group in 2004 he has performed a number of roles supporting the board in implementing strategic initiatives. Richard was appointed Company Secretary in October 2015 and joined the Board in January 2018.