Rodger Sargent has been the founder and finance director of a number of quoted and private companies over the past twenty years, including Sports Internet Group plc, Bigblu Broadband plc, Audioboom Group Plc and Blockchain Worldwide plc. He previously ran the family office of Betfair founder, Andrew Black. He qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC, London in 1996.
Derek Kehoe has had a career of more than 30 years in the banking sector, specialising in fixed income and derivative products. He started his career with Royal Bank of Canada and subsequently worked for Scotia McLeod, ANZ Banking Group and Yamaichi Securities Europe before joining HSBC Bank plc in 1994. There he held the positions of Head of Central Bank Sales and then Director, Global Central Bank Group before retiring in 2016. As Director of the Global Central Bank Group Mr Kehoe was responsible for a US$4 trillion funds portfolio and he managed HSBC’s relationships with key sovereign wealth, supranational and central bank clients. Mr Kehoe led HSBC’s RMB initiative, a crucial emerging markets strategy of the Bank, for Institutional Rates Sales, and established numerous RMB reserve holdings. Mr Kehoe has been appointed as a non-executive director of the Company and will continue to be following Admission. Mr Kehoe’s directorship of the Company is his first non-executive position since he retired in 2016.