Our Leadership

To keep our heads in the clouds and our feet on the ground, we have joined together an experienced Board from across multiple industry sectors.

It is this team that provides us with the challenge to innovate, while keeping us focused on the job in hand; solving our clients problems. Our board is complemented by an executive management team that combines entrepreneurial spirit with creativity and expertise.  

Barry Romeril

Chairman

Appointment

Barry joined the Amsphere Board as an investor and director in 2014.

Experience

Barry has had a diverse business career, holding senior executive and Board positions at BTR, British Telecom PLC, and Xerox from which he retired as Vice-Chairman. He also held the position of Executive Chairman of BEInventive LLC, an innovation company. He grew up in Jersey in the Channel Islands and has worked and lived in the UK, USA, the Middle East and India. Previous non-executive directorships included mining conglomerate BHP Billiton and US Surgical. He now lives in the USA.

Education

Barry graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

Lord Vallance of Tummel

Lord Vallance of Tummel

Non-Executive Director

Lord Vallance of Tummel was educated at Oxford University and London Business School. He received a knighthood in 1994 and a peerage in 2004.
 
He is Chairman of Edinburgh Business School. He is a Board member and former Chairman of Amsphere Ltd and a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. 
 
He spent his executive career with British Telecommunications plc, joining the Board at its inception in 1981, becoming Chief Executive in 1986 and Chairman from 1987 until 2001.
 
He is a former member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG and of the Allianz AG International Advisory Board. Until 2016 he was the Chairman of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  He was Vice-Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group from 1993 until 2005. He was Chairman of the European Advisory Committee to the New York Stock Exchange between 1994 and 2004, and President of the CBI from 2000 to 2002.  He was a Board member of the Mobil Corporation, and served on the board of Scottish Enterprise. He is a former Chairman of the Select Committee on Economic Affairs in the House of Lords.
 
He is a Vice President and former Chairman of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, a Fellow of the London Business School, an Honorary Governor of Glasgow Academy and an Honorary Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford. 
 

Ram Gidoomal CBE

Ram Gidoomal CBE

Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee

Appointment

Ram joined the Amsphere Board in 2006.

Experience

Ram is an experienced businessman and entrepreneur who was UK Group CEO of the Inlaks Group (7000 employees in 15 countries including India, the USA and Hong Kong) and has been a member of the European Advisory Board of a NASDAQ listed applications outsourcing firm SYNTEL Inc.

External appointments

Ram is Chairman of Traidcraft plc (pioneers of Fair Trade in the UK), Dulas Ltd (specialising in Renewable Energy) and Allia (Industrial and Provident Society) Ltd. Ram is Chairman of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education in England and Wales (OIAHE) and the European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education (ENOHE). He is a Board Member of the Food Standards Agency, and was founder Chairman of the 'Technology Means Business' Council funded by the DTI, Microsoft, Intel, Compaq and BT and a Crown Appointee on the Court and Council of Imperial College London. Ram is also a freeman of the City of London.

Education

Ram received a BSc in Physics and Operations Research from Imperial College London.

Evan Phillips

Evan Phillips

Chief Executive Officer

Appointment 

Evan joined Amsphere Limited as CEO and director in 2017.

Experience 
Evan is the founder and CEO of BE Inventive LLC, an innovation company, and President of Webdazzle Inc, a product development, and prototyping company. 

He brings with him over 30 years of experience in B2B sales, management, and entrepreneurship, holding sales management and major accounts executive positions with Saxon Business Systems (Xerox), Delta Business Systems (Alco Standard), as well as Canon South Africa.

Background
Evan was born in South Africa, grew up in Israel, and following his military service in the IDF moved to the USA. Following his appointment as CEO of Amsphere Limited, he now lives in the UK.