Board of Directors and Senior Management

Blue Prism was formed by a group of process automation experts in 2001. We have offices in London and Manchester in the UK. Austin, Chicago, Miami, New York and San Francisco in the US, along with Sydney and Tokyo covering the APAC region. We currently operate in the Financial Services, Energy, Telco, Insurance, Logistics, BPO and Healthcare sectors, but the technology is truly industry agnostic as the Digital Workforce is able to tackle rules-based administrative work.

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Last updated: Nov 27, 2018 @ 11:37 am


Jason Kingdon


Jason has significant experience in technology software start-ups. He was co-founder of University College London’s (“UCL”) Intelligent System Lab and co-founder and CEO of the artificial intelligence company Searchspace Limited from 1995 to 2005. Searchspace was twice named by Deloitte as one of the “50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK”. Searchspace was named in the Sunday Times’ Tech Track 100 in both 2002 and 2005 and won IBM Partner of the Year Award, 2002. Searchspace was sold in 2005 to US private equity group Warburg Pincus for an estimated $140 million. Jason has authored and edited several books on intelligent systems and was the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003. He has invested and is actively involved with technology start-ups including Moshogo and Telectic and is a member of UCL’s Enterprise Advisory Board. Jason has a PhD in Computer Sciences from University College London.

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Alastair Bathgate

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Alastair has over 30 years’ experience in enterprise software, manufacturing, and banking. He co-founded Blue Prism Group in 2001 alongside David Moss, having previously spent eight years in process improvement at Bradford & Bingley Building Society and four years delivering enterprise software solutions to major customers such as Barclays Bank at Lynx Financial Systems. Alastair has an MBA with distinction from Leeds University Business School.

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Ijoma Maluza

Chief Financial Officer

Ijoma Maluza is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He has over 10 years of experience in the Technology sector and joined Blue Prism from ip.access Limited where he was Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining ip.access Limited he served as Corporate Strategy and Corporate Development Director of Xchanging plc. Ijoma read Economics at Cambridge University.

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Chris Batterham

Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Chris qualified as an accountant with Arthur Andersen and has significant experience in senior finance roles across the technology sector. He joined the board of Blue Prism Group in September 2012 and was previously Financial Officer of Unipalm plc the first internet company to IPO in the UK, until 2001 and chief financial officer of Searchspace Limited until 2005. Chris currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Eckoh plc and Non-Executive Director of SDL plc, NCC Group plc, and Toumaz Group plc. Chris has an MA from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

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Ken Lever

Non-Executive Director

Ken is an ex-partner of Arthur Andersen and has held senior executive director roles in many companies listed on the London Stock Exchange including Alfred McAlpine plc, Albright & Wilson plc and Tomkins plc. Ken was Chief Financial Officer of Numonyx in Switzerland from April 2008 to September 2010, and was Chief Executive Officer of Xchanging plc between 2011 and 2015. Ken currently is Group Chairman of RPS Group plc, and a Non-Executive Director of Biffa plc, Vertu Motors plc, Gresham House Strategic plc, DAC Beachcroft and F.M. Insurance Company Limited. From 2007 to 2013 Ken was a member of the Accounting Council (formally the UK Accounting Standards Board) of the Financial Reporting Council. Ken is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

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Charmaine Carmichael

Non-Executive Director

Charmaine was global senior vice president at Nokia. Between 2002 and 2008 Charmaine was managing director and vice president, EMEA at Research In Motion (BlackBerry). She also led Wayra, the digital accelerator and was a non-executive director of Wayra UnLtd, a joint venture between the UK Government and Telefonica. Charmaine currently is a Non-Executive Director of GB Group plc and chairperson of Buzzmove.