Alastair Gordon, Non-Executive Director and Chairman
Alastair Gordon is a non-executive Director and chairman of the Group. Mr. Gordon has over 15 years' experience in global information management, software and e-commerce.
Mr. Gordon spent 10 years at SDL plc, a provider of global information management and software services, where he served as chief financial officer from 1998 to 2008 and executive director from 1998 to 2010. He played a leading role in the company's initial public offering and helped to grow the business, both organically and by acquisition, to become a FTSE350 company. Mr. Gordon retired as the chief financial officer in 2008 but remained on the board for a further two years as an executive director.
Prior to working at SDL plc, Mr. Gordon spent 10 ten years at Berisford International plc, where he held a number of divisional and group financial roles, including chief financial officer of the company's US operations.
Prior to working at Berisford International plc, Mr. Gordon spent 13 years at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he was a senior audit manager specialising in small and medium sized businesses and venture capital.
Mr. Gordon has served as senior independent non-executive director of Active Risk Group plc (LON: ARI) (formerly Strategic Thought Group plc), an enterprise risk management technology company, since 2008. He also served as a non-executive director of Alterian plc, a marketing analysis software business, from 2010 until 2012. Mr. Gordon is a Qualified Chartered Accountant and is a member of the ICAEW having qualified with Arthur Andersen LLP.
Charles Fairbairn, Senior 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 AIM companies over the past 14 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 15 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, Non-Executive Director and External Director
Daniel King is a non-executive Director and chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. King has over 18 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 sits on the board of a number of companies in the e-commerce and online space. He 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 was managing director of Compete, Inc, a Kantar Media/WPP company where he oversaw the launch of the UK and France businesses. Prior to that he was chief commercial officer for MySupermarket.co.uk where he oversaw all operations for the consumer website, as well as developing and managing the B2B data side of the business – MySupermarket Insights. Prior to joining MySupermarket, Mr. King was managing director of Experian Hitwise, overseeing the company's European operations and was a key member of staff that led to the eventual acquisition of Hitwise by Experian in June 2007.
Daniel 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.
Gal Haber, Managing Director
Mr. Gal Haber is Managing Director and an Executive Director of Plus500 Ltd. Mr. Gal Haber has nearly 15 years’ experience in software programming and business development. One of the Company’s founders, he currently holds the position of the Company’s Managing Director and is responsible for the continuing the growth of the business from an R&D perspective. In particular, he has 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, and mobile devices, which he co-founded in 2004.
Mr. Haber holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel.
Asaf Elimelech, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Asaf Elimelech is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Plus500 Ltd. In addition, he is currently responsible for managing Plus500’s subsidiaries, working with the senior management team to ensure that the group, through its subsidiaries, is meeting its strategic goals. He previously served as the CEO of Plus500AU Pty Ltd. and has worked for the Group for the last three years.
Prior to joining Plus500, he was a supervisor at PwC from 2008 to 2012, specialising in biotechand commercial audit as well as providing tax services to clients. As part of his role he managed several audit teams and was responsible for the preparation of financial reports for private and international public companies.
Mr. Elimelech holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Haifa University and is a certified accountant in Israel.
Inbal Marom, Vice President Finance
Ms. Inbal Marom is Vice President - Finance, Executive Director of Plus500 Ltd. She joined the Group in 2009. Ms. Marom’s responsibilities cover a broad range of finance functions.
Prior to joining Plus500, Ms. Marom worked at Carestream, a medical systems manufacturer, as an accountant assistant. Prior to working at Carestream, Ms. Marom was a senior auditor at Deloitte Brightman Almagor, handling a variety of client accounts for quoted companies listed in USA, Israel and Europe.
Ms. Marom holds a B.A. in Economics & Accounting from Haifa University and is a certified accountant in Israel.