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Meet the team of talented, experienced individuals whose leadership guides Promethean into a bright future of innovation and success. You may also want to view our Senior Management Team page.
Graham Howe, Chairman
Graham Howe became Promethean’s Chairman in July 2005.
Graham was the co-founding director of Orange, having joined with Hans Snook in 1992 to plan the strategy that led to the launch of Orange in April 1994. Initially as Chief Financial Officer, Graham led Orange’s debut flotation in March 1996. In June 1996, Orange became the youngest company ever to enter the FTSE 100, with Graham as one of the youngest ever FTSE 100 Finance Directors. Whilst at Orange, Graham was also Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer before leaving in 2003. Previously, Graham held senior positions at Hutchison Telecom, First Pacific Company and Touche Ross Management Consultants. He has also served on the board of Cable and Wireless PLC as Senior Independent Director.
Graham has pursued a number of charity fundraising projects in recent years including participating in the New York Marathon, cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats, walking unsupported the last degree to the North Pole and more recently climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Graham is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Birmingham.
Jim Marshall, Chief Executive Officer
Jim Marshall is the CEO of Promethean. He was appointed to the Board in July 2012 having joined the Company in 2011 as President of North American Markets.
Previously, Jim served as CEO of SpectrumK12, a company that produces software solutions to improve the performance of at-risk and special education students. Prior to leading SpectrumK12, he was CEO at Agentis Software and took the company through a management buyout to sustained profitability. Jim has held a number of high-profile executive positions, including Vice President of Apple’s US Education Division and has extensive experience of helping technology companies to build and develop accomplished management, sales, marketing, professional services and channels teams.
Jim is an active member of the Cobb County Education Foundation and is a former Director of the Florida Council on Economic Education, an organisation that teaches fundamental finance and business concepts to high school students. He has received public recognition for his work in education in the states of Michigan, Maine, Florida and Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and General Sciences from the University of South Florida.
Neil Johnson, Chief Financial Officer
Neil Johnson joined Promethean in November 2005 as Chief Financial Officer.
Neil manages the finance and information systems across the Group and has been instrumental in implementing the Group’s strategy and globalising the business as it has become an increasingly international leader in interactive learning technology.
Before joining Promethean, Neil was Group Financial Controller at British Energy Group plc during its complex financial restructuring and re-listing to the FTSE 250. Prior to this, Neil was the Finance Director of Teradyne Inc, a NYSE listed leading global supplier of electronic hardware and software test equipment. Earlier in his career, Neil was European Finance Director for GenRad Inc. and held various senior finance positions at Courtaulds plc, both in Europe and the US, and at Deloitte in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Neil holds a First Class Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Aston University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Lord Puttnam, Senior Independent Director
David Puttnam, Lord Puttnam CBE, was appointed a Non‑Executive Director of Promethean in September 2006.
David spent 30 years as an independent producer of award-winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Memphis Belle, but retired from film production in 1998 to focus on his work in public policy as it relates to education, the environment and “creative and communications” industries. He founded the National Teaching Awards in 1998 and served as first Chair of the General Teaching Council 2000–2002. He was President of UNICEF UK 2002–2009 and Deputy Chairman of Channel 4 Television 2006–2012.
He is Chairman of Atticus Education, an online education company he founded to deliver interactive seminars on film and a variety of other subjects to educational institutions around the world. He is also Chair of the TSL Advisory Board, Chancellor of the Open University, President of the Film Distributors’ Association, Deputy Chairman of Profero and a trustee of the Eden Project. He was recently appointed Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
David was created a life peer in 1997 and has received over 40 honorary degrees from universities in the UK and overseas.
Tony Cann, Non-executive Director
Tony Cann is the founder and was the first Chairman of Promethean until July 2005.
He is also chairman of several other private companies, a Trustee of The Ruskin Foundation, member of the Strategy Board of the Institute of Effective Education at the University of York, and Trustee of the Bowland Charitable Trust.
Tony was awarded the CBE for his work in education and training and has received Honorary Doctorates from Lancaster University and Edge Hill University.
Philip Rowley, Non-executive Director
Philip Rowley was appointed as Non‑Executive Director of Promethean in October 2009.
Philip is a Non‑Executive Director of ARM Holdings plc and the former Chairman of HMV Group plc. He is also Chairman of Livestation Limited and Pouncer Media Limited. Philip held a number of roles in AOL Europe, the internet services provider, from May 2001 until February 2007, becoming Chairman and CEO. He was Group Finance Director
Philip is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London.
Dante Roscini, Non-executive Director
Dante Roscini was appointed as Non‑Executive Director of Promethean in October 2009.
Dante Roscini is a senior lecturer and the L.E. Simmons Faculty Fellow at Harvard Business School where he teaches in the MBA programme. Prior to his Harvard appointment in 2008 Dante spent 20 years in investment banking and was Head of European Capital Markets for Goldman Sachs, Head of Global Equity Capital Markets and Head of the European Capital Markets and Financing Group for Merrill Lynch where he was also a member of the Capital Commitments Committee and of the Managing Directors Promotions Committee. Dante was Country Head of Italy and Chairman of European Capital Markets for Morgan Stanley and a board member of Morgan Stanley International Bank.
Dante holds an MBA from Harvard and a summa cum laude Laurea degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy.