Both at a global and a regional level, our management team's emphasis on entrepreneurial values gives us a real advantage. As experienced leaders within their respective market disciplines, our management team collaborates to protect and grow our business success and shareholder value.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

James Hood

Joining us in 2000, James is responsible for Finance and other Shared Services for all our business lines across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Irish and African regions, as well as Continental Europe. In addition James is responsible for the oversight of all Client Assets regulated by the FCA.

James has held a number of regional and global roles at Computershare, including two years based in Melbourne.

Prior to joining Computershare James worked at UBS, Johnson Wax, and Exxon Mobil, in various finance roles.

Jay Foley

Jay Foley is the Managing Director for Computershare’s equity plans business in the EMEA region, based in London.

Jay has worked within equity plan administration services for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Computershare in 2013, Jay worked with Morgan Stanley and Citigroup, in both London and New York. Jay is an active member of the global equity plan community, and is a regular contributor to industry events and forums. He is a board member of the Global Equity Organisation, the leading global industry body.

Jay speaks English and Spanish, and is both a UK and USA citizen. Jay studied in the US at Tulane University in New Orleans, and spent a year studying at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid.

Andrew Jones

Andrew joined Computershare in 2014 as part of the acquisition of Homeloan Management Limited (HML), which has now rebranded as part of the Computershare family. Before taking over as CEO of HML in October 2011, Andrew was Chief Operations Officer responsible for all aspects of operations and IT. Andrew has extensive experience of delivering large-scale business change across mortgage servicing and wider financial services.

During Andrew’s tenure, he has overseen the appointment by the UK government of Computershare Loan Services to service the mortgages of UK Asset Resolution, as well as the decision of several new entrants to choose us as their mortgage servicing partner.

Following the completion of an MBA, Andrew joined Accenture, initially leading a number of IT-enabled change programmes in the automotive industry before moving into financial services (insurance and banking) in the late 90s. Before joining HML in 2006, Andrew spent six years rebuilding National Australia Bank’s UK Insurance business, driving a threefold increase in income and a significant reduction in cost.

Cas Sydorowitz

Cas is responsible for Georgeson’s Northern European Proxy and Corporate Advisory business and has been with Georgeson for over 15 years.

Cas has an expert knowledge of proxy voting mechanics and key governance matters affecting issuers and shareholders globally. Having worked for several activists, and against many more, he has in-depth experience to support investors or issuers in complex, sensitive activist campaigns.

Cas remains an ongoing advisor to the UK Department of Business, Innovations and Skills as well as the UK Takeover Panel and the London Stock Exchange on various corporate actions and proxy-related matters.

Heidi Wilson

Heidi is responsible for our offshore business comprising employee equity plans, share registration, offshore trustee and company secretarial services.

With over 600 clients around the world, we offer expert advice for companies operating in offshore jurisdictions including Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands.

Heidi has more than 20 years' experience in offshore financial services. Graduating in Law from Kings College London, Heidi spent 13 years with Mourant Equity Compensation Solutions before joining us in 2006.

Mark Cleland

With 20 years’ experience in the industry, Mark joined Computershare in 2019. Mark is responsible for our Issuer Services business in the UK, South Africa and Ireland, comprising share registration, governance services and a range of Issuer Services offerings. Prior to joining Computershare, Mark held senior positions at PwC and EY, as well as board director at Capita Asset Services.

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