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Meet the board

Karen Slatford, Chairman

Karen Slatford, was appointed Chairman in June 2009. She is currently Chairman of Volex plc and e-conomic international and is Non-Executive Director of Micro Focus and Intelliflo Ltd.  Karen has also served on the board of several other technology companies in the UK and internationally.

Prior to 2001, Karen worked for Hewlett Packard in a variety of sales and marketing roles. Her final position was Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing and Chairman of Hewlett Packard UK Ltd.

Bill Collis, CEO

Bill Collis is CEO of The Foundry. He has led the company since 2007, building the organisation organically from a niche Londonbased visual effects software company into a highgrowth global force in the development and distribution of media postproduction tools and product design technology. Bill has extensive experience in venture capital and private equity funding, intellectual property licensing, mergers and acquisitions and accessing international markets. 

Bill’s leadership skills earned him an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award in 2012. Bill also has a PhD in signal processing, numerous patents, a major feature movie credit, plus a prestigious Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for technology contributions to film.