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Chairman - Dr Ed Hough (Non-Executive)

  Dr Ed Hough has a focused portfolio including non-executive chairmanships of high growth businesses, with experience of bringing such companies to market. His impressive CV includes executive directorships at four quoted companies, including Group Board responsibility for Cellnet at Securicor plc.

Director - David Whitehead (Non-Executive)


David Whitehead is an experienced director of trading with a major city institution; was regulated by the SFA and is a former member of The International Stock Exchange. He was one of 8els founding investors and continues to take a very active role in the company's management.

Managing Director - Justin Hamilton-Martin (Founder)


  Justin Hamilton-Martin has spent most of his career in telecommunications. Starting as a sales executive, he quickly became responsible for business development and ultimately head of IP for a major European telecoms company. He formulated the IAP concept and has led 8el from its inception.

Finance Director / Company Secretary - Martin Gray (Founder)


  Martin Gray has primarily worked at regulated financial services companies and has had a wide range of financial responsibilities, including investment management and finance directorships. He has managed the finances of 8el and has led its finance raising since 1999.

Technical Director - Phil O'Keeffe (Founder)


  Phil O'Keeffe has managed the technical implementation of analogue and digital platforms for a range of telecommunications companies for a total of 35 years. He has worked in partnership with manufacturers of customer premises equipment and led the development of 8el's freeport platform and new services.

Commercial Director- John Rees (Founder)


  John Rees trained as an accountant and is experienced in financial modelling, forecasting and budgeting. He has specialised in developing 8el's delivery systems for the marketplace and the costing of services.

Director of Sales and Marketing - Chris Sayer

  Chris Sayer has 15 years experience working in senior marketing roles including positions held at IBM, Cray Systems and WPP Group. Most recently he was a director of software reseller ComponentSource, where he was responsible for launching and developing a market-leading brand across EMEA.