Olivier Boujards

Olivier Baujard

Non-Executive Director, 58, was appointed to the Board on 24 April 2014. Olivier was previously Chief Technology Officer at Deutsche Telekom AG, one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies. During his career, he has held a combination of technical, strategy and general management roles across leading telecoms and IT services groups in Europe.

Rakesh Bhasin

Rakesh Bhasin

Chief Executive Officer, 52, was appointed to the Board on 13 December 2006. Rakesh was previously President and Chief Executive of KVH Co. Ltd, formerly a Fidelity owned Asia-focused telecom and data centre services provider based in Tokyo and acquired by Colt in December 2014. Rakesh previously held senior positions at AT&T and Japan Telecom Company Limited.

Hugo Eales

Hugo Eales

Executive Director, 48, was appointed to the Board and became CFO on 1 November 2014. Hugo has held senior leadership roles in telecommunications and IT Services companies undergoing financial and operational transformation. Previous roles include Global Chief Financial Officer for BT Global Services.

Sergio Giacoletto

Sergio Giacoletto

Senior Independent Director, 65, was appointed to the Board on 22 July 2009. Sergio was Executive Vice President of Oracle Corporation, Europe, Middle East and Africa until 2008. Prior to joining Oracle he was President, Value Added Services at AT&T having previously spent 20 years with Digital Equipment Corporation in various senior roles. He is currently Chairman of Oberthur Technologies Holdings SA and a Non-Executive Director of Temenos AG and an Operating Partner with Advent International.

Simon Haslam

Simon Haslam

Chairman, 57, was appointed to the Board on 16 January 2007. Simon was appointed as Colt Chairman on 1 January 2014. Simon is Chairman of the Moonray Investors division of FIL Limited. He is a Director of FIL Limited and of various of its subsidiaries. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and was previously an audit and consulting partner with Deloitte, and a Non-Executive Director of Euroclear plc.

Tim Hilton

Tim Hilton

Non-Executive Director, 62, was appointed to the Board on 26 May 1999 and as Chairman on 16 January 2007. Tim stepped down as Chairman on 31 December 2013 and retired from the Board on 31 December 2014. Tim is Chairman of DI International, a private equity affiliate of Fidelity Investments. Before joining Fidelity Investments in 1996, Tim was a partner of the US corporate law firm Sullivan & Worcester LLP.

Katherine Innes Ker

Katherine Innes Ker

Non-Executive Director, 54, was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2013. She is currently Senior Independent Director at Go-Ahead Group plc and Tribal Group plc and is Chair of the Remuneration Committee at each company. She is also a Member of Management Board of the University of Oxford Institute for Human Rights. Previously Katherine was on the Boards of S&U Plc, ITV Digital and Fibernet Group. Prior to her NED portfolio career, Katherine was a senior city analyst.

Anthony Rabin

Anthony Rabin

Non-Executive Director, 59, was appointed to the Board on 20 July 2011 and is Chairman of its Audit Committee. He was an Executive Director of Balfour Beatty plc for ten years, six as Chief Financial Officer and four as Deputy Chief Executive. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Kelda Group Ltd (formerly Kelda Group plc). Anthony is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Lorraine Trainer

Lorraine Trainer

Non-Executive Director, 62, was appointed to the Board on 1 December 2013. She is currently a Non-Executive Director at Essentra plc and Jupiter Fund Management plc, where she is also Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of their Audit and Nomination Committees. She also served on the Board of Aegis Group plc. Lorraine began her executive career at Citibank. She currently combines her Board work with consultancy in senior Director development.

Mike Wilens

Michael Wilens

Non-Executive Director, 61, was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2012. Michael has served as President of both FMR's Asset Management division and FMR's Enterprise Technology and Operations division. He was previously CEO of Thomson Reuters North American Legal division (Westlaw) and CTO at Thomson Reuters. He also served as CEO of Legion, a division of Group Lagardere and was CEO/co-founder of several software and information company start-ups.

Caroline Griffin Pain

Caroline Griffin Pain

Company Secretary, 50, was appointed as Company Secretary to the Board in April 2005. She is also Chairman of Colt's Corporate Compliance Committee. Caroline joined Colt from a Reuters joint venture, Radianz, where she was Company Secretary, having previously held senior management positions at Antfactory and Rea Brothers Group plc where she was General Counsel.

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Andreas Barth

Non-Executive Director, 70, was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2003 and retired at the 2014 AGM on 24 April 2014. Andreas was formerly a member of the Supervisory Board of TDS Informationstechnologie. He was previously Senior Vice President of Compaq Computer Corporation and has also held senior management roles at Thomson – CSF, Texas Instruments and Ford.

Vincenzo Damiani

Non-Executive Director, 75, was appointed to the Board on 23 July 2002 and retired at the 2014 AGM on 24 April 2014. Vincenzo is President of VIDA Consulting Srl., Partner of Multipartner SpA and Non-Executive Director of Mediatica SpA. He is a former Non-Executive Director of Banca di Roma and was previously Corporate Vice President of EDS Corporation, President of Digital Equipment Europe and General Manager of IBM Europe.

Mark Ferrari

Executive Director until 31 October 2014, 57, was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2009 as a Non-Executive Director and became CFO on 31 March 2011. He stepped down as CFO and Executive Director on 31 October 2014. He previously held various roles at Devonshire Investors (a Fidelity related company) and served as Chairman of FIML Natural Resources and Backyard Farms Holding LLC. Prior to this, Mark was Vice President of Finance at Kronos Inc and began his career at Ernst & Young.

Gene Gabbard

Non-Executive Director, 74, was appointed to the Board on 6 January 2005 and retired at the 2014 AGM on 24 April 2014. Gene was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MCI Communications Corporation (now Verizon), founder, Chairman and CEO of Telecom USA and President of M/A-Com DCC. He also served as advisor to the Walt Disney Company, Telecom Italia and Nippon Electric Company. Gene is a member of the boards of NetCracker Technology Corporation and Tower Cloud Inc.

Jennifer Uhrig

Non-Executive Director, 53, was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2015. Jennifer was a senior portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments where she began her career as the Telecommunications analyst in the Equity Group in 1987. Since retiring from money management in 2009, she has served in an advisory role at FMR and now sits on the boards of Geode Capital Management and Forum Pharmaceuticals, two Fidelity affiliates. Prior to joining Fidelity, Jennifer was a research associate for Fred Alger Management, in New York.