The Board

Robinson Williams, Chairman, Xaar PLC

Robin Williams


Robin joined Xaar in March 2010. He obtained an Engineering Science degree from Oxford before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Peat Marwick Mitchell. He spent ten years as a corporate advisor before co-founding Britton Group plc in 1992. As CEO of Britton, he grew the business to £250 million revenues within six years, before selling to a competitor. He w​as then an Executive Director of Hepworth plc, with a leading role in the rationalisation and subsequent sale of the group. He has subsequently held various public and private company directorships across a range of industries including business services, healthcare, outsourcing, contracting, and manufacturing. Robin is currently Chairman of NHS Professionals Ltd and NHS property Services Ltd, and a Non-Executive Director of Nanoco Group plc, and Baronsmead VCT 4 plc.​​​

Doug Edwards, CEO, Xaar plc

Doug Edwards

Chief Executive Officer

Doug joined​ the Company from Kodak (Eastman Kodak Company) where most recently he was President, Digital Printing and Enterprise and had been a member of the Executive Board since 2006. He started his career in the UK in a variety of technical roles with Ilford Limited, ICI, Zene​ca and International Paper before moving to the US 14 years ago with Kodak Polychrome Graphics (a joint venture company between Sun Chemical Corporation and Kodak).  Doug holds a BSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Conducting Organic Materials from London University.​​

Lily Liu, CFO, Xaar plc

Lily Liu

Chief Financial Officer

Lily has spent the past four years at FTSE 100 Smiths Group PLC, where she has held a number of senior financial and management roles. Most recently, from 2014 to 2016, Lily was CFO of the Smiths Detection Division, with reported revenues of £526 million for financial year 2016. Prior to this, Lily was Director of Financial Planning and Performance Analysis at the Group level, reporting to the Group Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Smiths Lily was with Edwards Ltd. Edwards, the world leader in the manufacture and supply of industrial vacuum systems, was part of the FTSE 100 BOC Group Plc until 2007, when it was acquired by private equity firm, CCMP. Lily has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Ted Wiggans, Chief Operations Officer, Xaar plc

Ted Wiggans

Chief Operations Officer

Ted joined Xaar in January 2011, with over 30 years' experience in high technology operations. Immediately prior to joining Xaar he was Chief Operating Officer at Cambridge Semiconductor Ltd (CamSemi). Before joining CamSemi in 2006, he was Operations Director at Zetex Semiconductors with overall responsibility for its multi-site, multi-national manufacturing activities and a global team of 500. In addition, he has held senior-level manufacturing, engineering and quality roles with Motorola and Philips. He is a Chartered Engineer and is Chair of the Manufacturing Industries Division Board of the IMechE.​​​​

Andrew Herbert, Non Executive Director, Xaar plc

Andrew Herbert

Non Executive Director

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in the global digital printing industry. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants and was Group Finance Director/Chief Financial Officer of Domino Printing Sciences plc from 1998 to 2015. He has also held a number of Director roles in Operations, Planning and Business Development.  He has a proven track record of leading sustained international growth across a wide range of market sectors through acquisition of technology based businesses and creation of sales channels.  He is the Non-Executive Chairman of Midwich Group plc and is a Governor at Cambridge Regional College.  

Margaret Rice-Jones, Senior Independent Director, Xaar plc

Margaret Rice-Jones

Senior Independent Director

Margaret has over 25 years’ experience within innovative technology businesses. She has an engineering background and has operated at Board level in various executive and non-executive roles for the last ten years, and is currently Chairman at Skyscanner plc and Openet Ltd. Previously, Margaret was CEO of Aircom International, a global software and services company, and Corporate Vice President of Motorola Inc. Margaret has had P&L responsibility for over $1 billion revenue, and has worked with both high growth and a number of business turnaround situations. Margaret has previously served on listed company boards including Psion plc and Abacus Polar plc. ​​​​​​​

Chris Morgan, Non Executive Director, Xaar plc

Chris Morgan

Non Executive Director

Chris joined Xaar in January 2016 and brings with him a wealth of expertise in managing complex international  technology businesses, having spent 25 years at HP, Inc. He has a strong background in global marketing, sales and general management senior executive roles including global accountability for HP’s multibillion dollar graphics/industrial portfolio of digital 2D and 3D printing businesses from 2009-2012. Chris also has extensive experience in Asia and Japan having spent more than a decade in senior APJ leadership roles. He has led strategic investments in key growth markets and has been involved in a number of mergers and acquisitions at both the strategic and operational levels. He recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for Stratasys, Ltd, until June of 2015, where he was responsible for marketing 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions globally.