Unit4

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Mike Ettling

Chief Executive Officer

I’m a CEO, Investor, builder of world-class teams, champion of diversity and continuous learner, and I’m passionate about people. From my first leadership role in the Boy Scouts, to exec positions in the tech industry, my career has revolved around elevating, engaging and enabling people. I joined Unit4 to get the market as excited in our unique approach to enterprise tech as I am. We’re building systems that change how people experience work, and the impact will be huge.

Outside of work I’m a family man, a Liverpool supporter, and a proud South African.
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Gordon Stuart

Chief Financial Officer

I’ve worked across a diverse range of businesses serving global markets and truly believe that finance is critical to leading change. The CFO’s leadership responsibilities and opportunities have grown beyond managing finances, measuring performance and delivering reports. I learned early on that a holistic understanding of the business and industry is essential to driving growth and success.

I spend my discretionary time with my family and watching and playing sports – some more successfully than others.
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Léo Apotheker, Chairman of the Unit4 Board


Léo Apotheker

Chairman of the Board
(Appointed 2014)

Léo Apotheker became Chairman of the Unit4 Board in 2016. He has 29 years' experience in the technology industry and is currently Chairman of KMD in Denmark. He also holds positions as Vice Chairman and Lead Director for Schneider-Electric S.E, and Non-Executive Director at P2 and Nice Systems Inc. He is the former President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Corporation, and the former CEO of SAP.

Chris Ouwinga, Unit4 Board member and co-Chairman


Chris Ouwinga

Board member and co-Chairman
(Appointed 2013)

Chris Ouwinga has been a member of the Unit4 Board of Directors since 1986. He co-founded Unit4 in 1980 and under his leadership the company became one of Europe's leading suppliers of business software.

Adam Hale, Non-Executive Director


Adam Hale

Non-Executive Director
(Appointed 2018)

Adam Hale began his career at Accenture, where he spent 10 years running complex projects. He then became a headhunter and spent 16 years at Russell Reynolds, helping more than 200 technology firms and investors build their leadership teams and boards. He brought all his experience together when he became CEO of Fairsail, a global mid-market cloud HCM and people management software company. It became the UK’s fastest growing tech scale-up, growing from a £1m to a £10m ($12.5M) revenue business in three years. It was acquired for £115m by Sage in 2017. Adam currently holds a number of Board positions and serves as chairman of the DevOpsGroup. Within the Unit4 Board Adam will chair the Remuneration Committee.

Fred Wakeman, Non-Executive Director


Fred Wakeman

Non-Executive Director
(Appointed 2014)

Fred Wakeman is a Managing Partner of Advent International, joining in 1998 and has 19 years’ of private equity experience, as well as being a Non-Executive Board Member of KMD in Denmark, Oberthur Technologies in France and DFS in the United Kingdom. Fred was a Director in GE Capital's equity capital group, where he specialized in later-stage growth capital investments, primarily in the media and business services sectors in both the US and Europe. He previously held positions as Non-Executive Board Member at Radio 538, Radio Zet, HMV Media, Venere, Fat Face and Poundland.

John Woyton, Non-Executive Director


John Woyton

Non-Executive Director
(Appointed 2014)

John Woyton is a Director at Advent International, joining in 2009 from 3i Investments where he led technology, media and telecoms investment opportunities. He has over 14 years’ experience investing in the technology industry. John, who also currently holds a Board position at KMD in Denmark, began his career at UBS Investment Bank advising on capital raisings and M&A transactions in the telecoms sector, both in Asia and Europe. Previously John was an investment professional at The Carlyle Group where he was involved in a number of buyout investments and realizations in software, industrial technology, communications and technology services sub-sectors. In the past, he has held Board positions at Cameca, NP Aerospace and Orthogon Systems.