Board of Directors

Penelope Judd, Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman

Ms. Judd is a non-executive Director, Chairman of the Board and chairman of the Risk and Regulatory Committee. Ms. Judd is a chartered accountant with over 30 years of experience in Compliance, Regulation, Corporate Finance and Audit.

Ms. Judd was until June 2016 managing director and EMEA Head of Compliance in Nomura International Plc. Ms. Judd was previously the managing director and EMEA Head of Compliance in UBS investment bank for nine years. She was a consultant to the London Investment Banking Association (now AFME) and a corporate finance executive in Cazenove & Co, as a senior member of the transactions team. Ms. Judd was previously the UKLA Head of Equity Markets for six years and has had significant experience of the requirements around the announcement of inside information and other requirements of the FCA. Ms. Judd also worked for ten years in KPMG as a corporate finance manager and auditor.

Ms. Judd is currently a non-executive director of TruFin plc and Alpha Financial Markets Consulting plc and Team17 Group Plc.

Charles Fairbairn, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and External Director

Charles Fairbairn is a non-executive Director, the senior independent director and chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Fairbairn has held similar positions for a number of publicly traded companies over the past 18 years including Research Now Ltd, the online research company of which he was a founder investor, Statpro Group plc, providing analytics for asset managers, and Brightview plc, an internet service provider.

Mr. Fairbairn graduated from Durham University with a BA (Hons) in Economics in 1983 and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in London in 1986. Having spent seven years at Deloitte Haskins & Sells, he joined Pearson Plc in 1990 as group accountant, group chief accountant and latterly finance director of Pearson New Entertainment, a start-up division. Over the following 19 years, since leaving Pearson New Entertainment in 1998, he has held a number of positions as finance director, executive and non-executive director of a portfolio of companies, helping to develop and scale growth companies from start-ups into global companies. Mr. Fairbairn is an active investor in growth companies and reviews new business and turnaround opportunities, exposing him to a multitude of sectors and business models. He also holds an investment management certificate.

Daniel King, Independent Non-Executive Director and External Director

Daniel King is a non-executive Director and chairman of the Remuneration Committee. Mr. King has over 20 years’ experience in e-commerce technologies, data and analytics, digital and online media and has extensive knowledge in developing and scaling high-growth companies.

Mr. King is currently the President & COO for Profitero, a SaaS provider of online insights and e-commerce intelligence for retailers and brands. Previously, Mr. King worked for UK Trade & Investment as Head of High Growth & Emerging Markets, working with companies and individual investors looking to set up their business or investment in the UK. Mr. King was previously managing partner of Blue Leaf Capital, a private boutique venture capital and advisory services company based in London. Prior to this Mr. King held managing director roles with Compete Inc; MySupermarket.co.uk; and Experian Hitwise, overseeing the company’s EMEA operations and was a key member of staff that led to the eventual acquisition of Hitwise by Experian in June 2007.

Mr King is also a non-executive director of several public and private companies and advises companies on their business model, growth strategies, and international expansion plans. He is a mentor and judge on London Business School’s MBA Entrepreneurship Programme, and is also an advisor and mentor with technology incubator Seedcamp, (www.seedcamp.com) a programme aimed at bringing together next generation start-ups with entrepreneurs, business executives and venture capitalists.

Steven Baldwin, Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Baldwin is a non-executive Director and chairman of the Nomination Committee. Mr Baldwin has an extensive corporate finance background and most recently held the position of Head of European Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Broking at Macquarie Capital until February 2015 when he decided to pursue a non-executive career. Prior to this Mr Baldwin was a Director at JP Morgan Cazenove for 10 years and was a Vice President of Corporate Finance at UBS from 1995 to 1998. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Coopers & Lybrand.

Mr. Baldwin is currently a non-executive director of Elegant Hotels Group plc and TruFin plc.

David Zruia, Interim Chief Executive Officer

David Zruia is interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company and its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Zruia joined the Company in 2010 As a senior manager at the marketing department and he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Group in 2013.

Mr. Zruia is responsible for all operational aspects of the Group including customer on-boarding, KYC/AML processes, payments, and customer service amongst other areas. Mr. Zruia holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

Gal Haber, Managing Director

Gal Haber has nearly 18 years’ experience in software programming and business development. One of the Founders, he currently holds the position of Managing Director of the Company, having previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Haber led the design of the user-friendly Trading Platform, which represents one of the key competitive advantages for the business.

Before founding Plus500, Mr. Haber served as chief operating officer of InterLogic Ltd, a ‘skilled games’ programme provider for the internet, digital television and mobile devices, which he co-founded in 2004. Previously, Mr. Haber worked for Top Image Systems Ltd, the enterprise content management specialist. Mr. Haber holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel.

Elad Even-Chen, Group Chief Financial Officer

Elad Even-Chen is the Chief Financial Officer of Plus500 group, Vice President of Business Development and Head of Investor Relations. Mr. Even-Chen’s responsibilities cover a broad range of finance and business functions including managing Plus500’s group finance departments, and is responsible for the financial aspects of Plus500’s company strategy and global business development projects. Mr. Even-Chen joined the Company in 2011 and was appointed to the Board on July 2016.

Mr. Even-Chen is a certified accountant in Israel and, prior to joining Plus500, he was a senior associate at KPMG, specialising in commerce and real estate audit. Mr. Even-Chen holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Tel-Aviv University, a LL.B Degree from the College of Management and an MBA (specialising in Financial Management) from Tel-Aviv University.