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Board of Directors

Simon Duckworth, OBE DL

Non-Executive Director


Simon Duckworth OBE DL, is Non-Executive Chairman. Simon holds a number of non-executive positions in the public and private sectors and is currently Chairman of Barings Targeted Return Fund and the Senior Non-Executive Board Member at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). He was a Non-Executive Director of Fidelity’s flagship European Investment Trust, Fidelity European Values plc, for a decade, and has sat on the boards of a number of AIM-listed companies as a non-executive director. Simon was a Non-Executive Director of Accumuli plc from 2010 until its sale to NCC plc in 2015.

A University of Cambridge graduate, Simon is a former Chairman of the City of London Police Authority and currently chairs the Economic Crime Board of the City of London Police. He worked closely with the Home Office as Chairman of the National Olympics Security Oversight Group and is a Non-Executive Director of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.

Dr. Tom Black

Non-Executive Director


Tom Black is co-founder and Executive Chairman of Thruvision plc, an AIM-quoted business focused on the people-screening sector of the global homeland security market. Thruvision was previously named Digital Barriers and changed when it divested its video security business in 2017.

Prior to setting up Digital Barriers in 2009, Tom was Chief Executive of Detica Group plc where he led the management buyout in 1997, the Group’s flotation on the London Stock Exchange in April 2002 and, ultimately, the acquisition by BAE Systems in 2008.

Tom is also a Non-Executive Director of Herald Investment Trust plc and a Trustee of the Black Family Charitable Trust.

Jill Collighan

Chief Financial Officer


Jill was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Adept4 plc on 01 October 2018 having previously held the position of Executive Director from July 2017. A Chartered Certified Accountant, Jill has over 15 years of operational experience at plc board level specialising in finance, human resources, investor relations and corporate finance.

As well as her role with Adept4, Jill is also CFO of MXC Capital Limited, the AIM quoted technology focused merchant bank and the Company’s majority shareholder. From 2004 to 2014 Jill was Group Finance Director of AIM quoted mobile technology provider 2ergo Group plc.


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