Chairman - Softcat

Martin Hellawell

Judge for The Inflexion Entrepreneur of the Year

Martin joined Softcat in March 2006 and was appointed Chairman in April 2018. He previously spent twelve years as Chief Executive and Managing Director during which he led the company through a highly successful IPO and its first two years as a PLC. Martin is also a chairman of Raspberry Pi. Prior to Softcat, Martin spent thirteen years at Computacenter plc, where he was responsible for the marketing function, ran Computacenter's French subsidiary and led acquisitions in the United Kingdom, Belgium and Germany. He was part of Computacenter's initial public offering team in 1998, ran operations, chaired Computacenter's international joint venture, ICG, and was chief operating officer of the dot com spin-off Biomni Limited. Martin has also worked for Specialist Computer Centres PLC and for Canalys.com limited as an independent consultant. Martin started his career at Miles 33, a software solutions provider for the publishing industry. Martin earned a BA (Hons) in Management Studies (Marketing) and French from Lancaster University.

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