Leadership Team

Company Board

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Simon Beresford-Wylie

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.

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Ray Bingham

Executive Chairman

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.

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John Kao

Co-Founder and Partner, Canyon Bridge

Before Canyon Bridge, John spent 20 years at Jones Day, where he specialized in corporate law, M&A, and private equity transactions, and served as Asia chair of M&A and partner-in-charge for the Beijing office. During his career at Jones Day, he worked on more than 100 M&A deals in industries spanning technology, energy, media, automotive, food, and retail.

John was named to the 2012 “Top Lawyers” list by Legal 500. He holds a BS in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and a JD from the William Mitchell College of Law.

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Peter Kuo

Co-Founder and Partner, Canyon Bridge

With 20+ years of experience in global technology banking and extensive deal-making experience in China, Peter understands Chinese capital markets and knows how to make complex cross-border transactions work.

Prior to co-founding Canyon Bridge, Peter was a managing director at Lazard and before that at Cowen and Company’s Asia subsidiary, as well as a technology M&A banker at Broadview International. He began his career at Pacific Venture Group, an Asia-based VC firm focused on technology. He’s worked on transactions worth more than $100 billion, including M&A transactions for ARM, Alibaba, Google, and Texas Instruments.

A Fulbright Scholar, Peter holds a JD from Harvard and a BS in foreign service from Georgetown.

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Sir Peter Bonfield​

Non-executive Director

Sir Peter Bonfield has more than 50 years of experience in the international technology business and has has served on the boards of 12 international technology companies, including Sony, NXP, Mentor Graphics and Ericsson.

Knighted in 1996 and awarded the CBE in 1989, Sir Peter received the Financial Times Outstanding Director of the Year Award 2019. He is Chairman of Netherlands-based NXP, a world leader in automotive Semiconductors and security. He is a director and Chair of Audit at TSMC in Taiwan, the world’s most successful dedicated semiconductor foundry. Sir Peter is an elected Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering and holds a US patent for Solid State Software modules.
He is a member of The Longreach Group Advisory Board; Senior Advisor to Alix Partners; and on the US board of the EastWest Institute, as well as holding numerous other senior board and advisory roles.

His prior positions include CEO of BT Group, Chairman and CEO of ICL plc and Deputy CEO of STC plc.

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Didier Lamouche

Non-executive Director

Dr Lamouche has more than 30 years of experience leading international technology businesses. His extensive experience includes management leadership as President & CEO of Idemia/Oberthur Technologies, of ST-Ericsson, Bull Group, STMicroelectronics (as COO), Altis Semiconductor and in various senior roles at IBM, Motorola and Philips.

Dr Lamouche graduated from the École centrale de Lyon and holds a PhD in semiconductor technology. He has been a Knight of the Legion of Honor since April 2010. Lamouche is currently sitting on the boards of Adecco Group, ACI Worldwide, and ASM International, and is Chairman of the Board at Quadient and Utimaco (private company). He has also served on the boards at Soitec, STMicroelectronics, Atari, and Cameca.

Carol Chesney

Non-executive Director

Carol Chesney has more than 35 years of experience in complex finance, audit and company secretary roles and has served on the boards of four listed companies, including Renishaw plc, Hunting plc, Biffa plc and IQE plc.

Chesney was previously Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary at Halma, a profitable manufacturing (FTSE 100) group with products primarily used in safety, health and environmental technologies. Prior to this, Chesney was Group Accountant at English China Clays, a specialist minerals and chemicals company. Chesney began her career at Arthur Andersen where she was Audit Manager.

Chesney is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.

Chesney is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Executive Management Board

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Mark Logan

Chief Financial Officer

Mark is responsible for leading Finance Operations and providing support to the strategic planning and corporate finance activities.

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.

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Steve Evans

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.

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David Harold

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.

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Tim Mamtora

Chief of Innovation

Tim is responsible for Imagination’s cutting-edge research, helping to identify emerging new trends and directing innovation efforts across the company to produce a compelling technology roadmap.

Prior to joining Imagination Tim spent over 14 years at Broadcom creating and managing world-leading technology, including flagship set-top box SoCs and a decade of experience architecting and designing graphics processors.  He has extensive practical knowledge of guiding innovation in teams, from conception through specification and implementation. 

Tim is passionate about championing new ideas and promoting future champions through STEM education, having co-authored an educational text-book in association with Raspberry Pi.

Tim holds an MBA from Cambridge Judge Business School and an MEng degree from the University of Cambridge.

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Tim Whitfield

Chief of Engineering

Tim is responsible for all aspects of engineering, from concept to delivery of Imagination’s innovative hardware and software products.

After spending his early career at GEC and Fujitsu, Tim spent nearly 20 years at Arm initially working in engineering before holding a number of senior leadership roles encompassing business strategy and engineering as well as 5 years living and working in Taiwan.

With over 25 years of experience in the industry Tim has strong background in hardware system design and design methodology as well as the semiconductor business and ecosystem.

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Chris Porthouse

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.

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Nick Merry

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.

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John Richardson

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.

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Wallace Pai

Chairman (Imagination China)

Wallace is an experienced and influential global semiconductor executive. He is responsible for developing Imagination’s China strategy to take full advantage of the extensive market opportunities

His previous roles include SVP Advanced Technology Business at SMIC, mainland China’s largest and most advanced semiconductor manufacturer; VP and GM, Asia Pacific, at GlobalFoundries, the world’s leading specialty foundry; and VP and GM, Smart Display Division at Synaptics.

He has held executive roles at Samsung, Google/Motorola Mobility and management roles at Qualcomm, Cadence and McKinsey.

He began his career with Intel and earned an MBA from Harvard.