Executive Management Team
Ian Bowles, Chief Executive
Ian joined Tribal in February 2016 with a strong track record of driving financial and operational improvement and shareholder value creation, having held Board and other senior management positions across a number of leading IT companies.
Mark Pickett, Chief Financial Officer
Mark joined Tribal in June 2016 with many years’ experience in the technology industry. Previously he was Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director, UK of Computer Sciences Corp. Mark also spent 18 years in a variety of senior finance roles with Oracle across a number of geographies, primarily in its software businesses.
Jon Baldwin, Managing Director – Higher Education
Jon joined Tribal in May 2014 from Murdoch University. Jon has also held management, teaching and administration posts at University Warwick, Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh and Lancashire Polytechnic, as well as teaching at the Open University and in Further Education, and publishing papers and articles on a wide range of education-related topics.
Mark Wilson, Managing Director – EMEA Region
Mark joined Tribal in December 2016 as the Managing Director for the EMEA region. Mark is an experienced business leader having spent over 20 years in national and international roles in software and services businesses. In that time he has enjoyed great success driving transformation and helping his clients maximise the value to their organisations of deploying technology enabled solutions.
Janet Tomlinson, Managing Director – Quality Assurance Solutions
Janet joined Tribal at the end of 2009. Prior to this, Janet was Director of Education and Children’s Services in Oxfordshire. Janet has chaired a range of regional partnership boards, including Children’s Trusts, Safeguarding Boards, Education Action Zones and Creative Partnerships. She has also advised the Government on the educational impact of migration and on school inspection policy.
Barbara Staruk, Managing Director – Product and Development
Barbara joined Tribal in February 2015 and has 20 years of software industry experience. Barbara has led global market expansion, portfolio rationalisation and product transformation initiatives across multiple software product lines. Barbara has also worked on large-scale government transformation programmes, such as the NHS National Programme for IT.
Chris Farnath, Managing Director – Cloud & Support Services
Chris joined Tribal in August 2016 to lead the Company’s cloud and support services, with a mission to deliver a timely and consistent customer experience, whether that be with solutions in the cloud environment or deployed on premise. Chris is an internationally accomplished business leader with over 25 years’ technology services experience in the business-to-business sector.
Mike Beech - Marketing Director
Mike joined Tribal in March 2016 and heads up Tribal’s global marketing team. He is responsible for the strategic development of Tribal’s marketing initiatives and driving awareness of the Group’s portfolio of capabilities. With over 25 years of experience of the enterprise IT market, Mike has the expertise, drive and enthusiasm needed to ‘tell the Tribal story’ world-wide.
Phil Sanders, Managing Director - i-graduate
Phil joined Tribal in 2004 and having supported Tribal across many areas of our business, became Managing Director of i-graduate in March 2017. Phil is an accomplished and dedicated executive with over twenty years’ experience, working within UK and international Education, and IT Product and Service companies. In that time, Phil has led several teams to grow existing business or establish new markets.
Peter Croft, Managing Director – APAC Region
Peter joined Tribal in September 2017 to lead the Asia Pacific business with a focus on delivering growth and benefits-driven customer experiences. Peter has over 20 years’ experience in successful leadership of IT enterprises in the APAC region, and has held directorships in Australian, UK, US and Malaysian technology companies.
Chloe Payne, Director of HR
Chloe joined Tribal's HR team in 2007 and has been part of many notable aspects in Tribal’s evolution, including the early days of our internationalisation. Chloe was appointed to lead the function globally in April 2017. Prior to Tribal, Chloe worked in the Health sector, supporting a large social care organisation through a period of sustained growth, and at Cambridge Assessment where she managed their recruitment function internationally.