Please find below a list of contacts for the Universe Group.
Non-Executive Chairman - Andrew Blazye - 023 8068 9510
Chief Executive - Jeremy Lewis - 023 8068 9510
Group Finance Director/Company Secretary - Daryl Paton - 023 8068 9510
Non-Executive Director - Malcom Coster - 023 8068 9510
Non-Executive Director - Ivan Brooks - 023 8068 9510
Andrew Blazye has over thirty years of experience in loyalty marketing, petrol retailing and payment systems. He is currently President of International Corporate Development and a member of the global executive team at FleetCor Technologies Inc ("FleetCor"), a global provider of specialised payment products and services to businesses. From 2007 to 2011, he served as Chief Executive of FleetCor Europe, turning the division into Europe's largest independent fuel-card business through a combination of organic and acquisitive growth. He is a Director of a number of FleetCor's UK and European subsidiary companies.
Jeremy Lewis is Chief Executive Officer of Universe Group plc. Jeremy has a BSc in engineering from Imperial College, London and then joined KPMG where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He spent the next 11 years in investment banking with the focus on M&A and equity capital markets in both the US and Europe. Jeremy has extensive experience in technology based companies active in areas such as mobile networks, digital media and software for such companies as Eidos, Terraplay Systems and Catalis.
Daryl Paton joined Universe Group plc in July 2017 as Group Finance Director. Daryl joins Universe from Access Intelligence plc where he has been Chief Financial Officer since February 2016. Prior to Access he was at CMO Global Limited and has held the position of CFO with a number of fast growing software and SaaS businesses in the Governance, Risk and Compliance, Media and Telecom sectors. These included public and privately held companies. In addition to his roles as Chief Financial Officer, he has held a range of operational positions and has a wealth of experience in M&A and other corporate finance activities.
Malcolm Coster joined the Universe Group board as a non executive director in August 2007 and is an experienced businessman who has held senior international positions in the Management Consultancy and Information Technology industries. Malcolm is an experienced Chairman, Board Member and Non-Executive Director of several well known public companies.
Ivan Brooks brings over 20 years’ experience in information technology leadership and consulting. Ivan previously served as Chief Information Officer for McDonald’s UK and Countrywide, where he led the adoption and roll-out of new technologies and drove business efficiency initiatives. Most recently Ivan has been advising a range of UK businesses as an executive IT consultant. In his current role Ivan helps executive management teams, IT specialists and CIOs address a range of IT topics, ranging from IT strategy to internal systems reviews and business transformation projects.