David Clayton joined SDL as a Non-Executive Director in December 2009 and has served as Senior Independent Director and, for 9 months through 2015/2016, interim Executive Chairman. After a career in senior executive roles at a number of international technology companies he joined BZW where, after its merger with CSFB in 1997, he was Managing Director and Head of European Technology Research until 2004. David Clayton joined The Sage Group plc Board in June 2004 as a Non-Executive Director and took up an executive role as Director of Strategy and Corporate Development from October 2007 to February 2012. He is currently Chairman of Forensic and Compliance Systems, a Non-Executive Director of SwiftPage Inc and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the charity Changing Faces.
Glenn Collinson joined SDL as a non-executive director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee on 1 June 2014. He also sits on the Audit Committee. In 1998 Glenn Collinson co-founded Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR plc) as a start-up project and was a member of the board of Directors that managed the growth of CSR through its listing as a public company in 2004 and up until 2007, serving first as Marketing Director and then as Sales Director. Prior to CSR plc, he held positions including Senior Engineer and then Marketing Manager at Cambridge Consultants Ltd and held positions as a Design Engineer and Marketing Manager at Texas Instruments. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and holds a B.Sc. in Physics and a M.Sc. in Electronics from Durham University, as well as a MBA from Cranfield University. Mr Collinson currently holds other Non-Executive Director positions within the technology sector.
Xenia Walters joined SDL as its interim CFO in June 2017, prior to becoming SDL’s Group CFO in April 2018. Xenia was previously CFO of SDL’s Fredhopper business, where she played an instrumental role in its successful divestment. With a wealth of experience, Xenia has held a number of senior finance roles across a range of industry sectors. Xenia’s previous roles include Group Finance Director of Frank Recruitment Group, Group Finance Director at INTO University Partnerships, and UK Finance Director and Group Financial Controller of Regus Group plc. Xenia qualified as a chartered accountant (ICAEW) with PricewaterhouseCoopers and holds an MBA from Henley Management School.
Gordon Stuart joined SDL as a non-executive director in January 2020. He currently serves as the CFO of Unit4 NV, a global provider of people-centric enterprise cloud applications for ERP and HCM to mid-market service sector organizations. Previous roles include CFO of TMF Group and CFO at Alexander Mann Solutions. He has held senior positions with a number of UK listed businesses including Group Finance Director of Xansa plc and Group Finance Director of London Bridge Software Holdings plc. His early career was as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. He has also held non-executive roles at Sepura plc and Intec Telecom Systems plc.