Our senior teams

The EMIS Group Board of directors and senior management team - comprehensive skills and experience to provide effective leadership of the Group.

  1. Mike OLeary

    Mike O'Leary

    Non-executive Chairman

    EMIS Group - appointed March 2011

    Skills and experience:

    Mike has over 30 years’ main board experience serving on AIM listed, FTSE 250 and FTSE 100 companies. He has experience of running global operations in varied business environments with focus on the technology sector. Mike has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of UK and international healthcare sectors.

    External appointments and memberships:

    Non-executive director, Epwin Group plc.

    Committees:

    • Audit committee member
    • Remuneration committee member
    • Nomination committee chair

  2. Andy Thorburn

    Chief Executive Officer

    EMIS Group - appointed May 2017

    Skills and experience:

    Andy has over 17 years’ experience in the software industry in the UK and internationally. He has skills and experience in driving significant growth in revenues and profitability for companies through organic growth as well as mergers and acquisitions. He has a track record in software and communications industries and considerable experience in senior management and executive positions.

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  3. Peter Southby

    Peter Southby

    Chief Financial Officer

    EMIS Group - appointed October 2012

    Skills and experience:

    Peter has over 20 years’ experience in finance, mainly in a public company environment, with over half of this at board level. He has proven ability in corporate transactions, including fundraising and acquisitions as well as detailed knowledge of strategy across multiple industry sectors, with a focus on support services.

    External appointments and memberships:

    Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (Fellow)

  4. Andy McKeon

    Senior Independent Non-executive Director

    EMIS Group - appointed February 2013 (re-appointed September 2015)

    Skills and experience:

    Andy has a profound knowledge of the NHS and extensive experience in shaping health policy. He has extensive knowledge of European and American healthcare and is an advocate for change that benefits patients. Andy has broadly based non-executive director experience across the private and public sectors and over 20 years’ senior and board-level management experience in major organisations.

    External appointments and memberships:

    Chairman of the Nuffield Trust

    Committees:

    • Audit committee member
    • Remuneration committee chair
    • Nomination committee member

  5. Kevin Boyd

    Kevin Boyd

    Non-executive Director

    EMIS Group - appointed May 2014

    Skills and experience:

    Kevin has considerable senior management and listed company experience coupled with real-time financial experience and software systems knowledge. He has experience of running complex business and corporate transactions.

    External appointments and memberships:

    Group finance director at Spirax‑Sarco Engineering plc
    Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (Fellow)
    Institution of Engineering and Technology (Fellow)

    Committees:

    • Audit committee chair
    • Remuneration committee member
    • Nomination committee member

  6. Jennifer Byrne

    Independent and Designated Non-executive Director

    EMIS Group - appointed May 2019

    Skills and experience:

    Jen has extensive commercial experience in the global software sector and a strong track record in using technical insight to deliver challenging and technically complex engineering programmes. She has an in-depth knowledge of finance and engineering as well as strong leadership skills. Jen is a strategic thinker with experience of companies in a growth phase.

    External appointments and memberships:

    Chief operating officer, G-Research

    Committees:

    • Audit committee member
    • Remuneration committee member
    • Nomination committee member