Jens Peter Montanana
Jens Peter Montanana (non-executive Chairman) is the founder and CEO of Datatec Limited, established in 1986. Between 1989 and 1993 Mr. Montanana served as managing director and vice-president of US Robotics (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of US Robotics Inc., which was acquired by 3Com. In 1993, he co-founded US start up Xedia Corporation in Boston, an early pioneer of network switching and one of the market leaders in IP bandwidth management, which was subsequently sold to Lucent Corporation in 1999 for $246 million. In 1994, Mr. Montanana became CEO of Datatec Limited. Datatec Limited listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1994 and on AIM in 2006. Mr. Montanana has previously served on the boards and sub-committees of various public companies.
Andrew Douglas Miller
COO and Executive Director
Andrew Douglas Miller (COO and executive director responsible for finance and operations) was with the Datatec Limited group in a number of roles between 2000 and 2009 including the Logicalis Group Limited (“Logicalis”) Operations Director and Corporate Finance and Strategy Director. Mr. Miller led the Logicalis acquisition strategy, acquiring and integrating 12 companies in the US, UK, Europe and South America. Prior to this, Mr. Miller gained considerable corporate finance experience in London with Standard Bank, West Deutsche Landesbank and Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Miller trained and qualified as a chartered accountant and has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Natal, South Africa.
Richard Last (non-executive director) is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA). Richard is Chairman of Arcontech Group, a provider of IT solutions for the financial services sector which is listed on AIM; Lighthouse Group plc, an AIM listed financial services group; and the British Smaller Technology Companies VCT 2 plc, a fully listed Venture Capital Trust. He is also Chairman of CSE Global (UK) Ltd which is a subsidiary of Singapore listed CSE Global Ltd of which he is a Non-executive director and is a director of a number of private businesses.
Andrew Lloyd (non-executive director) has been involved in the IT software and systems sector for more than 25 years. His career has included roles in early stage companies, high-growth pre-IPO ventures as well as large corporations such as Computer Associates and Oracle. Andrew is Senior Vice President of PRISMTECH Group’s OpenSplice business which, through offices in Europe and North America, develops and markets performance-critical middleware software products for the military, aerospace, telecommunications, industrial and financial services markets. He is also a non-executive director of NetIDme Limited, a venture capital-backed provider of online age verification and identity authentication technology for a wide variety of industries including online gaming and gambling businesses. Andrew has a BSc (Hons), Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Herriot-Watt University, Scotland.