The Who, When and Where of Blue Prism

We have offices in London and Manchester in the UK. In the US, our offices are in Austin, Chicago, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC. Offices in Bangalore, Sydney and Tokyo represent the APAC region.

Board of Directors


Jason Kingdon


Jason Kingdon has been commercializing AI for over 25 years. He has a PhD from UCL Computer Science, he co-founded UCL's Intelligent Systems Lab in 1992 and pioneered one of the worlds first neural-nets for live financial forecasting. He was CEO and co-founder of Searchspace, an inventor of big data analytics, introducing intelligent transaction monitoring to the London Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, Lloyds of London amongst others. After a highly successful exit he set-up a private AI research lab being commercialized as GlassAI. He joined Blue Prism as Exec Chairman in 2008 and later non-exec Chair on the company's highly successfully London IPO. He's an EY entrepreneur of the year, author and editor of AI books, papers and patents.

Team Alastair

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.

Executive Leadership Team

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Alastair Bathgate

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Alastair Bathgate has worked in the enterprise software field since 1996, before which he spent a decade in various management positions at a leading bank. This has given Alastair a unique understanding of operational business processes and how technology can be used to improve efficiency and service. He co-founded Blue Prism in 2001 and has been CEO since. He holds an MBA from Leeds University Business School.

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David Moss

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

David Moss co-founded Blue Prism in 2001 and is the chief software architect behind the Blue Prism software product. Prior to Blue Prism, Dave spent five years working for Lynx Financial Systems as a Senior Software Designer, providing packaged and bespoke solutions to major names in Financial Services such as Barclays Bank, Nationwide Building Society, and Transamerica Commercial Finance. David holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from Leeds University.

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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 Bradshaw

Chief Marketing and Product Officer

Chris Bradshaw is a strategic visionary with 25+ years of experience building and scaling businesses and driving innovation at a global scale. He is known for developing successful strategies and leading execution with a focus on customer success and value creation. A proven Chief Marketing Officer at Autodesk, his expertise includes brand building, demand generation, partner marketing, and creating corporate social responsibility programs and organizations. He currently serves on the board of directors for Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a non-profit leading provider of STEM education programs to K-12 in the U.S. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University.

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Eric Verniaut

Chief Operating Officer

Eric Verniaut comes to Blue Prism with almost 30 years of experience in technology, specifically in enterprise software, professional services and solution sales. As Chief Operating Officer (COO), he is responsible for overseeing Blue Prism’s go-to-market operations, including sales, field marketing, partner management, globalization, customer service and support focused on fueling global expansion in North America, Europe and Asia. Eric drove growth globally for several business units at SAP, where he was most recently Chief Business Officer for EMEA, MEE and Greater China. Prior to SAP, Eric was with Lawson Software, a mid-market, American-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider, where he oversaw global sales and services as EVP M3 Industries. He holds a BA from INSEEC Business School in Paris and an MBA from Anglia Ruskin University.


Vikki Sly

Chief People Officer

Vikki is responsible for leading the Global HR function with a remit to develop innovative and scalable people solutions which show case the Blue Prism culture as one where the very best choose to join, grow, make impact and thrive. She brings over 20 years of experience and passion for building global values driven cultures, most latterly at Qlik Technologies and Barclaycard. She is a known as and will continue to be a vocal advocate of creating places that are connected, collaborative and where everyone gets the opportunity to win together.

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John Warrick

General Counsel and Company Secretary

John has 14 years’ experience of international corporate and technology law. Having begun his legal career at global law firm Allen & Overy, he has since worked in a variety of in-house legal roles with General Electric, ADP and, most recently, automotive retail software specialist CDK Global. John is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

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Linda Dotts

Global SVP of Partner Strategy

Linda joined Blue Prism in July 2017 as VP, Alliances and Channels. Expanding her role in parallel to Blue Prism’s business growth, she drove Global Partner Strategy and became SVP Global Partner Strategy and Programs in August 2018.

Previously, Dotts was Senior Leader of Channels at FICO following a long career in Customer Relationship Management and Unified Communications at AT&T, Lucent and Avaya. She held key leadership roles in Product Management, Marketing and Sales including President of Avaya Japan, a highly channel centric division of the company.

Dotts has a BS Economics from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of Hartford.

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Jon (Jet) Theuerkauf

Chief Customer Officer

Jon has more than 20 years of experience leading global transformation initiatives in financial services that have delivered positives results in sustainable growth, quality, productivity, efficiency and client experience.

Jon is the former Managing Director of Performance Excellence at BNY Mellon where, he successfully launched and grew one of the worlds’ most recognized success stories in RPA and the use of other “smart technologies”. He has a passion for the use of intelligent process automation tools like robotics, OCR, ETL and Machine Learning. Prior to BNY Mellon, Jon spent more than 10 years working internationally—serving as the transformational leader for Auckland Savings Bank in Auckland, New Zealand; Sberbank of Russia in Moscow; Credit Suisse in Zurich and HSBC in London.

Jon holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Western Kentucky University and Masters degree in Psychology from University of Kentucky. He has completed various executive programs at Harvard, London Business School and Thunderbird School of Global Management.


Peter O'Neill

Chief Sales Officer

Peter O’Neill is a recognized sales leader who joined Blue Prism last year to lead the Americas sales team. Prior to joining Blue Prism, Peter served as SVP of Worldwide Sales at Balabit and Global VP of Sales at Corvil Limited. His more than 20 years of executive experience includes building and leading enterprise sales teams. In the new role as CSO, Peter brings continuity and high energy to lead Blue Prism’s global sales organization.

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Pat Geary

Chief Evangelist

Pat Geary is the Chief Evangelist at Blue Prism and has over 30 years of international marketing experience across a range of large multinational and start-up software and hardware businesses. Pat was CMO at Searchspace, the world’s first enterprise AI platform, launched the worlds first 64-bit computer at DEC and also launched the world’s first global Internet TV platform at Livestation. Pat joined Blue Prism in 2008 as Chief Marketing Officer when it was a small startup and he invented the term Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in 2012 which has now become a global IT software category of which Blue Prism is the market leader. Pat is a member of the Advisory Board of the CMO Council, a winner of CMO of the Year 2016, a member of the NOA “A list” 2016 and he holds an honours degree in Computer Science.