Executive Management Board
Chief Executive Officer
Simon was previously Chief Executive of Arqiva, a UK leader in the provision of communications, broadcast and media services. Prior to Arqiva he was Global Executive Advisor and Executive Vice President to the Networks Business Unit of Samsung Electronics. Simon has also been founding CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks, and a member of the Group Executive Board of Nokia Corporation (2005 – 2009). He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Vitec Group (2006 – 2013).
During his five-year tenure as CEO of Arqiva, Simon significantly improved the Company’s financial performance, employee engagement and customer satisfaction. He departed in July 2020 having completed the sale of Arqiva’s telecoms division for £2bn.
Chief Revenue Officer
As CRO Steve is responsible for driving the top line growth in our revenue while ensuring that our customers have the best possible experience when working with Imagination.
He has been working in the semiconductor and technology industry since 1985 and has held various senior marketing, sales and business development roles across several leading companies including Arm, MIPS (previously as part of Imagination), Hitachi and several start-ups and early stage businesses.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark is responsible for leading Finance Operations and providing support to the strategic planning and corporate finance activities.
A board level CFO, Mark brings extensive private equity experience gained over the last decade across a wide range of sectors. A qualified chartered accountant he initially trained in the profession with Deloitte. Mark specialises in creating and leading cash focused finance functions that support the business to drive top line sales and profit growth.
Mark holds an MBA from Nottingham Business School and a BSc in Economics from Queens University Belfast.
Chief Product Officer
Chris is focused on ensuring the Imagination portfolio continues to deliver outstanding innovation for our customers and partners.
Chris spent 20 years at Arm in a variety of senior leadership positions, running hardware and software businesses in everything from mobile and consumer electronics to IoT and the games industry, building trusted and long-lasting relationships with blue chip companies worldwide.
Chris also has significant experience building, transforming and running world class, customer focused product teams.
Chief Strategy Officer, Chief of Staff
Woz is responsible for shaping Imagination’s long-term strategic direction, leading the strategy, corporate development, HR, legal and IT functions.
Woz re-joined Imagination in 2018 as EVP, leading corporate development, strategy and marketing, having previously worked for Imagination from 2004 to 2016. Originally starting in business development, he took Imagination into China, Taiwan and Korea. He later ran M&A and other corporate projects as a VP.
Most recently he worked as an advisor to early-stage venture capital firms focused on deep tech ventures. He previously held segment marketing and product management roles at Hitachi (now Renesas), ARC (now part of Synopsys) and Avnet, as well as customer engineering roles at IBM and National Instruments.
Woz holds a BTEC HND in Computer Studies from the University of Westminster, a BEng degree in Electronics and Computing from Kingston University, a Henley MBA and attended Oxford University’s Private Equity Programme.
Chief Marketing Officer
David is responsible for marketing and communications across all Imagination’s business units. He joined Imagination to lead its communications in 1998. During that time he: developed the PowerVR GPU brand (with some help from Sega and many games developers — thanks!); promoted the successful VideoLogic and Kyro PC GPU board brands; launched PURE Digital, a leading UK consumer audio brand; helped transition Imagination to an IP business model; and managed corporate and marketing communications, internal communications, digital transformation, and analyst relations.
He has held communications and marketing management roles at PURE Digital, Cohn & Wolfe, SMI and MAP. He holds a BA in English Literature and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
David is a fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Chief HR Officer
Nick’s focus at Imagination is to shape the organisation to deliver people and talent solutions and embed a culture of high-performance and development, ensuring the attraction, development and retention of a talented, engaged and diverse workforce.
Nick also supports and advises Imagination to evolve its culture and ways of working and provides leadership in organisation design.
Nick has extensive experience leading the people and talent functions of complex organisations including Amec Plc and Halliburton’s Graphics Division. In addition to general management and business development experience successfully growing the EMEA, Asia and India operations of Varian Inc and Agilent Technologies.
Nick has wide-ranging international experience having lived in the Middle East, Asia and Europe and credits this for the passion for Diversity, Inclusion and Equality he brings to Imagination.
General Counsel & Company Secretary
John is responsible for leading the legal and patent team within Imagination. He also has responsibility for company secretarial and compliance across the organisation with a particular focus on helping to deliver our corporate governance objectives and supporting our Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Imagination in 2017 he held General Counsel roles in both public and private equity backed companies, driving business efficiencies and leading M&A and commercial activities with his extensive experience in software and outsourcing sectors.
He has a background in corporate and commercial law and is a qualified solicitor having spent his early career in private practice in London. He holds an MA from Cambridge University.
Ray is currently co-founder and partner at Canyon Bridge, a global private equity fund which owns Imagination Technologies.
Ray served as executive chairman of Cypress Semiconductor, chairman of Flextronics International, and lead independent director on the board of Oracle Corporation, as well as on boards at Cadence Design Systems, KLA-Tencor, Freescale Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, TriNet Group, and Elementum. Earlier in his career he was CFO, president CEO, and then executive chairman at Cadence Design Systems.
He was named an Outstanding Director by the Financial Times in 2009, and received the 2005 Pioneers and Purpose Award from the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and the 2002 Corporate Innovation Recognition Award from the IEEE.
Ray holds an MBA from Harvard and a BS in economics and an honorary doctorate of humanities from Weber State University.