James founded Keystone in 2002 when he set out to create a new type of law firm. Prior to that James had a 10 year career as a commercial solicitor in London, Hong Kong and Dubai. James now focuses on business development, marketing, international opportunities and other drivers of growth.
Ashley joined Keystone in January 2015 following the investment by Root Capital in the business. Ashley is a finance professional with over 20 years' experience. Having trained with Price Waterhouse, Ashley has spent his career establishing and managing international finance departments for SME businesses operating across the professional services sector.
Robin is currently chairman of FIH Group plc and Sterling Industries Plc as well as a non-executive director of Van Elle plc, where he also chairs the audit committee. He is a chartered accountant with over 30 years' experience with listed companies, initially as an adviser, then as a leading executive and latterly as non-executive
Simon is managing partner of Root Capital LLP, general partner of the Root Capital Fund II Limited Partnership, and he is also a limited partner in Root Capital Fund II Limited Partnership. He is an experienced entrepreneur in the software and outsourcing sectors and has considerable expertise in both operational management and deal structuring. Simon is also currently Chairman of a number of businesses within the Root Capital portfolio and was Non-Executive Chairman of the Keystone Board from the date of the investment by Root Capital in 2014 until Robin Williams' appointment as Independent Non-executive Chairman at which point he stepped down as Chairman whilst remaining on the Board.
Peter is an experienced NED who is also currently Senior Independent Director and Chair of the remuneration committee of both FDM Group (Holdings) plc and Aptitude Software Group plc as well as Non-executive Director and Chair of the remuneration committee of TruFin Plc and NED of D4T4 Solutions Plc. Earlier in his career he led the UK small and mid-cap research team at UBS and was Chief Operating Officer of UBS European Equity Research from 2007 to 2011. He is the Senior Independent Director and Chair of the audit committee.
The Company's Senior Managers, in addition to the Executive Directors listed above, are as follows:
William Robins - Director of Operations and Compliance
William joined Keystone in 2009. As Operations Director he is responsible for the firm's regulatory compliance and legal procedures. Prior to joining Keystone he practised as a corporate lawyer in a City firm.
Mark Machray - Director of Growth and Development
Mark joined Keystone in 2010, originally as a consultant solicitor and subsequently in the capacity of business development and then head of recruitment.
Maurice Tunney - Director of Technology and Innovation
Maurice joined Keystone in October 2014. He is an IT professional with over 20 years' experience, 15 of those garnered within well-known law firms. Maurice has managed multinational, multi-jurisdictional teams and projects to deliver efficiencies at all levels of the business.
Kristina Oliver - Director of Marketing and Business Development
Kristina joined Keystone in July 2013. She has over 15 years' experience working with law firms, entrepreneurial organisations and well known consumer brands and since joining Keystone she has built an award winning marketing team.
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