The Board

Robin Williams

Chairman

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 trade buyer. 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 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 Stirling Industries Plc, FIH Group Plc and Keystone Law Plc. He is also Non-Executive Director of Van Elle Holdings Plc.

Doug Edwards

Chief Executive Officer

Doug joined​ the Company from Kodak (Eastman Kodak Company) where he was President of 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 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.​​

Shomit Kenkare

Chief Financial Officer

Shomit joined the Company as Director of Corporate Development in June 2018 before being appointed as Chief Financial Officer effective 15 November 2018.  Prior to joining Xaar, Shomit worked at Eastman Kodak Company, the NYSE-listed technology firm, where he held a number of senior global financial and management roles in a career spanning twenty years.  Shomit's final nine years at Kodak were spent in the Commercial Printing industry, where his last role was CFO and VP of Finance for Kodak's Enterprise Inkjet, Software and Solutions, and Advanced Materials and Micro 3D Printing divisions. Prior to joining Kodak, Shomit was with Ernst & Young and worked for their assurance practice.

Shomit holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Chartered Accountant from India

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 Non-Executive Chairman of Midwich Group 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 fifteen years. Previously, Margaret was Chairman at Skyscanner plc, 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 is currently Chairman at Openet Ltd and Origami Energy Ltd. ​​​​​​​

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.

Chris is currently the Senior Vice President, Go-to-Market, Americas and APAC for 3D Systems, who provide 3D products and services. 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.