The Board of the Company comprises two executive Directors and three non-executive Directors whose biographical details are as follows:

Mark Cubitt

Non-Executive Chairman

Mark has extensive multinational experience gained over the last 33 years, including 21 years in the plc environment and eight years as chief financial officer at Wolfson Microelectronics plc until its sale to Cirrus Logic in August 2014. Mark is currently a non-executive director of private company RHA Technologies Ltd based in Glasgow, which designs and sells portable consumer audio equipment, and is also a retained advisor to PureLifi based in Edinburgh, a spin out from Edinburgh University focused on developing Wi-Fi through LED lighting.

Previously Mark was non-executive chairman of Superglass Holdings plc and was part of the team that turned round the business before its sale in 2016. He also served as VP of finance at Jacobs Engineering and was finance director of Babtie Group until the sale of the company to Jacobs Engineering in 2004, when he then took up a wider finance role with Jacobs. During his time at Jacobs he also sat on the board of highways maintenance firm BEAR Scotland, and was its chairman in 2006. Mark has also worked at Denholm Oilfield Services Limited, Dawson International plc, Christian Salvesen plc and its then subsidiary Aggreko plc.

Mark is a Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Accountancy and Computer Science from Heriot-Watt University and was the winner of the Scottish Finance Director of the Year in 2005 and is a past chairman of the Scottish Finance Directors Discussion Group.

Gordon McArthur

Chief Executive Officer

Gordon McArthur founded Beeks in 2010 having become increasingly frustrated by the lack of low latency trading infrastructure available. He has since grown the business from a three man start up to its current, profitable form. Gordon’s career in software and IT solutions businesses spans 19 years during which time he has held commercial and managerial roles at IBM and Versko, an IT specialist for IBM software platforms. During his time at IBM Gordon worked in both financial services and the industrial sector and initially on SME businesses but latterly covering IBM’s largest globally integrated accounts in the Oil and Gas sector.

Gordon has a BA (Hons) in Risk Management and a Masters in Business Information Management from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Fraser McDonald

Chief Financial Officer

Fraser McDonald has over 17 years’ experience in finance, management and consulting roles. Having commenced his finance career and management accountancy training (CIMA) with National Australia Group, Fraser has gained experience working for global organisations such as Royal BAM Group, Lactalis Mclelland, and Serco Group PLC across different industries including Banking, Manufacturing, and Construction. Fraser has been in the Technology sector since 2009, where he has held senior roles including Head of Finance and Commercial Manager at ACCESS LLP (subsidiary of Serco Group PLC). Fraser joined Beeks on a consultancy basis in March 2016 to support the company through the AIM admission process, before being appointed on a permanent basis as Group Financial Controller in March 2017, and then Chief Financial Officer in October 2018.

Fraser has a BA (Hons) in Finance from the University of Strathclyde, and a PgDip in Information Technology from the University of Paisley.

Christopher Brian Livesey

Non-Executive Director

Chris Livesey is SVP and General Manager of Mainframe Products at Micro Focus, a global software company delivering and supporting enterprise software solutions that help clients innovate faster with lower risk. Chris has 25 years’ experience in the software industry, having held several senior sales and marketing leadership positions in global companies such as IBM, Rational Software and Softlab Limited. Chris has a BSc (Hons) in Statistics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Computing Science from the University of Glasgow.

William Meldrum

Non-Executive Director

Will Meldrum is SVP and Chief of Staff at IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information and data analytics. Prior to joining Markit in 2005, Will worked at Deutsche Bank for four years managing the bank’s interests across a portfolio of investments with a key focus on industry consortia, electronic trading systems and data. Will holds an MA from Edinburgh University and an MBA from London Business School.