Leadership

Micro Focus is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:MCRO) and has annual revenues of approximately $1.34bn. Our success is driven by an experienced management team that upholds core values shared across the entire company.

Kevin Loosemore

Kevin Loosemore

Executive Chairman Micro Focus

Kevin was previously non-executive Chairman of Morse plc, a non-executive director of Nationwide Building Society and a non-executive director of the Big Food Group plc. His most recent executive roles were as Chief Operating Officer of Cable & Wireless plc, President of Motorola Europe, Middle East and Africa and before that, he was Chief Executive of IBM UK Limited. Kevin was appointed non-executive Chairman of the Company in 2005 and Executive Chairman in April 2011. He has a degree in politics and economics from Oxford University.

Stephen Murdoch

Stephen Murdoch

Chief Executive Officer Micro Focus

Stephen has a 25-year track record of success in the IT industry, spanning hardware, software, and services. He has held senior executive positions in general management, sales, and strategy with IBM and Dell. Most recently, he was the General Manager of Europe, Middle East, & Africa for Dell's Public Sector and Large Commercial Enterprise business unit.

Mike Phillips

Mike Phillips

Chief Financial Officer Micro Focus

Mike joined Micro Focus on 7 September 2010 and was previously Chief Executive Officer at Morse plc, following his initial role as Group Finance Director. Mike left Morse plc in July 2010 following the turnaround and successful corporate sale to 2e2 in June 2010. From 1998 to 2007, Mike was Group Finance Director at Microgen plc and played a lead role in the transformation of the company to an international software and services business with sustainable and profitable growth.

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Earlier roles include seven years of corporate finance work at Smith & Williamson, as well as two years at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he led the UK technology team, reporting to the global Head of Corporate Finance for the Technology Sector. Mike began his career at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (now KPMG). Mike was a non-executive director of Parity Group plc between November 2011 to September 2013.

Nils Brauckmann

Nils Brauckmann

Chief Executive Officer SUSE

Nils is Chief Executive Officer of SUSE and has led the company since May 2011. Prior to this, Brauckmann gained more than 20 years of management and leadership experience in the IT industry, serving in cross-functional and international management positions in companies such as WRQ (acquired by TAG in 2004), Novell, and Siemens Nixdorf, where he started his technology career.

Karen Slatford

Karen Slatford

Senior Independent Non-executive Director Micro Focus

Karen is Chair of The Foundry, which specializes in developing software for the creative industries, and non-executive director at Intelliflo, a financial services software provider. Prior to her current responsibilities, she has held various roles at the board level since 2001 at a range of technology companies. Karen began her career at ICL before spending 20 years in Hewlett Packard, where she headed up worldwide sales and marketing. Karen holds a BA Joint Honors degree in European Studies, French, and Spanish from Bath University.

Tom Virden

Tom Virden

Independent Non-executive Director Micro Focus

Tom is a non-executive director of Atari, Inc. (publicly traded on the French stock exchange) and technology start-up Sweetbeam. He began his career at Apple Inc. and held a range of leadership roles in market development and product marketing, including the leadership of the company’s introduction to Small Business and the Music industry.

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More recently, Tom was International Business Development Director at lastminute.com with responsibility for International Strategy for the company and launching subsidiaries and fully localized sites in France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Australia, and Ireland. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Marketing at Digidesign, a California company that brought digital multitrack recording and editing to personal computers. Tom has also started and led a number of technology companies including Katz Media SARL, Virtual European Office (VEO), and most recently, Boatbookings.com, the world’s largest online yacht charter site, with 8,000 yachts worldwide. Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University in the US, double majoring in Psychology and Economics.

Richard Atkins

Richard Atkins

Independent Non-executive Director Micro Focus

Richard is Chairman of Acora, an IT Services outsourcing company; Entanet International, a wholesale voice and data communications company; Sub 10 Systems, a designer and manufacturer of wireless ethernet bridges; and Miles 33, a publishing software company. He is also a non-executive director at Aon, the UK’s largest insurance broker. He has spent the majority of his career within the IT industry. Previously, he was a Director at Data Sciences where he led its MBO from Thorn EMI in 1991 and then managed its successful sale to IBM in 1996.

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His final role at IBM was as General Manager for IBM Global Services Northern Europe where he was also a member of the IBM worldwide Senior Leadership Team. Since leaving IBM in 2005 he has acted as a non-executive director for several companies including Compel, Message Labs, Global Crossing, Morse, and Easynet. Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant with EY.

Steve Shuckenbrock

Steve Shuckenbrock

Independent Non-executive Director Micro Focus

Steve is Chief Executive at CROSSMARK, a leading sales and marketing services company. After more than 30 years of leadership experience in global companies such as Dell, EDS, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, and IBM, his expertise spans sales, marketing, and technology. In his most recent role at Dell, Steve served as President of Dell Services, and prior to that led Dell's Large Enterprise Unit and served as the Chief Information Officer. Most recently, he served as the President and CEO of Accretive Health.

Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown

Independent Non-executive Director Micro Focus

Amanda has more than 20 years of international human resources experience in a variety of industries, including consumer goods, leisure, hospitality, and financial services. She is currently Group Human Resources Director at Hiscox Ltd., a FTSE 250 business and specialist insurer with offices in 14 countries. Prior to Hiscox, Amanda held a number of leadership roles with Mars, PepsiCo, and Whitbread plc. She has expertise in human resources, remuneration strategy, and managing organizations through periods of significant change.

Kevin Loosemore

Kevin Loosemore

Executive Chairman Micro Focus

Kevin was previously non-executive Chairman of Morse plc, a non-executive director of Nationwide Building Society and a non-executive director of the Big Food Group plc. His most recent executive roles were as Chief Operating Officer of Cable & Wireless plc, President of Motorola Europe, Middle East and Africa and before that, he was Chief Executive of IBM UK Limited. Kevin was appointed non-executive Chairman of the Company in 2005 and Executive Chairman in April 2011. He has a degree in politics and economics from Oxford University.

Stephen Murdoch

Stephen Murdoch

Chief Executive Officer Micro Focus

Stephen joined the Company in November 2012 and is currently Chief Executive Officer of Micro Focus. Murdoch has a 25 year track record of success in the IT industry spanning hardware, software and services. He has held senior executive positions in general management, sales, and strategy with IBM and Dell. Most recently, he was the General Manager of Europe, Middle East & Africa for Dell's Public Sector and Large Commercial Enterprise business unit.

Mike Phillips

Mike Phillips

Chief Financial Officer Micro Focus

Mike joined Micro Focus on 7 September 2010 and was previously Chief Executive Officer at Morse plc, following his initial role as Group Finance Director. Mike left Morse plc in July 2010 following the turnaround and successful corporate sale to 2e2 in June 2010. From 1998 to 2007, Mike was Group Finance Director at Microgen plc and played a lead role in the transformation of the company to an international software and services business with sustainable and profitable growth.

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Earlier roles include seven years corporate finance work at Smith & Williamson, as well as two years at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he led the UK technology team, reporting to the global Head of Corporate Finance for the Technology Sector. Mike began his career at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (now KPMG). Mike was a non-executive director of Parity Group plc between November 2011 to September 2013.

Karen Geary

Karen Geary

Group Human Resources Director Micro Focus

Karen has more than 20 years of global HR and business transformation experience, from start-ups to FTSE100 companies, leading organizations through periods of large scale change, acquisition, and integration. Karen's most recent position was that of Chief People Officer of WANdisco plc. She spent 15 years at The Sage Group plc, a FTSE 100 business and the world’s largest provider of business software to SME's, where she was Group Human Resources Director.

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Before Sage, Karen was HR Director of Stena Line, the Swedish transport and leisure operator, prior to which she spent her early career in blue chip global businesses.

Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers

Group Business Operations and Integration Director Micro Focus

Paul became the Group HR Director for Micro Focus in April 2008. Prior to joining, Paul was the Managing Director of a successful Executive HR consultancy business for 4 years, with clients such as Dell, Unilever, Yahoo, and Sainsbury’s.

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Paul has further large corporate experience, including having previously been the Group HR Director for Cable & Wireless and spending 17 years in IBM covering various senior roles, such as HR Director for UK & Ireland; Sales Operations Director for the European PC Division and Project Management Executive within the Global Services Division. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Ulster and a Masters of Business Administration.

Jane Smithard

Jane Smithard

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary Micro Focus

Jane is Company Secretary of Micro Focus International plc and was named General Counsel of Micro Focus in May 2006. Jane has worked with Micro Focus for over 15 years providing a wide range of legal services, most notably leading the efforts through the 2005 IPO.

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Jane is a Barrister, having been called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1982. She also has a BA (Hons) in Law, a postgraduate diploma in European Law from Kings College of London and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor

Group CIO Micro Focus

Martin has over 35 years' experience in leading global companies through IT driven change in a wide variety of business sectors and geographies. He started his career with British Airways, then worked 10 years with Mars, followed by a series of Global CIO positions with Courtaulds plc, EMI Music, Cable & Wireless, LCH Clearnet, and G4S.

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He has also worked in senior advisory roles for the UK Government’s Home Office, Tata Consulting Services and Barclaycard. He has a degree in English Literature from Cambridge University.

Nils Brauckmann

Nils Brauckmann

Chief Executive Officer SUSE

Nils is Chief Executive Officer of SUSE and has led the company since May 2011. Prior to this, Brauckmann gained more than 20 years of management and leadership experience in the IT industry, serving in cross-functional and international management positions in companies such as WRQ (acquired by TAG in 2004), Novell, and Siemens Nixdorf, where he started his technology career.