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Board of Directors

ERN's board of directors comprises a group of well regarded and established industry veterans from the payments, technology, cards and banking industries. ERN is governed by a framework of committees. The board sets the strategic vision and long term goals for the company. The board also seeks to maintain a high standard of corporate governance whilst remaining on the forefront with the compliance best practice. Please be introduced to our board members below:

Board of Directors

  • Dan BrassingtonCEO, Co-Founder & Exec Director
    • Former Head of IT Client Service Management at RBS APAC
    • 17 Years IT Experience & Held Senior IT Roles at 5 Global Investment Bank
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  • Alistair MercerCBM, Co-Founder & Exec Director
    • 20+ Years Experience of Retail Management
    • Management of multiple merchant outlets in the UK
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  • Ian RaeCTO / COO
    • CIO at ANZ Bank
    • CIO at RBS Asia Pacific
    • Global Information Officer at ABN Amro

Dan Brassington – CEO

Co-Founder & Executive Board Director:

Dan is a highly accomplished senior IT Professional specializing in Information Technology Support & Service Delivery. Accumulating over 17 years of international experience within the IT industry Dan has predominately focused on Investment Banking holding senior managerial technical roles for some of the world’s largest investment banks including: JPMorgan, Citigroup, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi & Mizuho Corporate Bank, and most recently at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Dan has acquired senior managerial experience building teams up to 250 people supporting multi regional user bases of up to 20,000 end users. Trading technologies, market data, multi level infrastructures, project management, service delivery and budgets comprise Dan`s depth of experience. Dan is highly regarded with senior executives, business heads, and vendors, with the ability to attract, select and retain high caliber managers, staff, and specialists and has a proven track record of building high performing organizations combining internal and partner resources to deliver outstanding support to business areas and clients. Dan holds a Business and Finance diploma from La Swap in London graduating in 1995.

Derek Tullett CBE Hon. Dsc.

Executive Chairman:

Derek has played a leading role in the development of the financial services sector within the UK with his contribution being recognized by a CBE in 1997. Derek began his career in the Brokerage Industry with Savage & Heath in 1956, becoming a partner in 1960. He founded Tullett & Riley Co Ltd with 21 staff in 1971, and has built it into a leading international brokerage group with offices in 18 countries. He was President of the company and directly involved in the management of the business until 2004, which is now called Tullett Limited and forms a part of Collins Stewart Tullett plc. Derek served as a member of the Bank of England Foreign Exchange Joint Standing Committee, and was chairman of the Foreign Exchange and Currency Deposit Broking Association. He is a Freeman of the City of London, a past Master of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers, a former Chairman of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, and has an honorary Doctorate from the City University. He was recently also the executive chairman of the board of the London Hong Kong Exchange.

Alistair Mercer

Co-Founder & Non-Executive Board Director:

Alistair has held several senior level positions culminating over 25 years experience within the Service and Retail Industry. Most recent and notable Alistair played a material role building and developing the No. 1 global hairdressing brand, Toni and Guy. Alistair has dedicated his career to the industry and is a respected figure within. Focused specifically on corporate, group management, brand development as well as group franchising throughout the United Kingdom, Alistair brings a wealth of knowledge in key areas of large team management, budget control and brand recognition.

Paul Chen

Non-Exec Board Director:

Paul has extensive management and controls background and recently retired as the Chief Administration Officer of ICBC International. Prior to that, he spent five years as Chief Administrative Officer and Regional Business Manager for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Global Banking & Markets division in Asia Pacific. As a member of the Executive Committee, he reported to the CEO for GBM APAC and Chairman of RBS Group APAC where he worked with senior executives to design and drive the RBS’s strategy. Before RBS, Paul worked at Deutsche Bank Asia for four years where he was the Relationship Manager for key clients. He was also the Fixed Income Sales Business Manager for the Institutional Client Group at Deutsche Bank Global Markets. Earlier in his career, Paul did venture capital investments at Temasek Holdings, oversaw regional skincare marketing at Elizabeth Arden Asia, and was in a supervisory role at Caterpillar’s Asian business. He has also accumulated experience in enterprise software and technology consulting companies. Paul graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1995. He was awarded a MBA from Harvard Business School in 2000.

Andrew Smoler

Non-Executive Board Director:

Predominantly focused on Money Markets, Asset & Liability Management, Interest Rate Futures & Options, and currency trading, Andrew has culminated over 25 years of Banking and Investment Banking experience in increasingly responsible trading and management positions synthesizing the financial centers of New York, Singapore, and Tokyo for Deutsche Bank, AG and most recently The Royal Bank of Scotland. Andrew successfully navigated liquidity and interest rate volatility through: 1997 Asia Currency crisis, 1998 Russian Default crisis, 9/11 Terror Attacks, 2008 Great Financial Crisis. Viewed as the US Dollar liquidity & interest rate pricing short end expert in Asia, Andrew has consistently built strong global relationships and intimately focuses on the Federal Reserve Monetary Policy Board. Originated the Asia/London Banking book at RBS allowing for up streaming liquidity during the 2008 financial crisis through a center of competence structure. Andrew`s current position entails Head Of Markets, Tokyo Branch and APAC Head of USD Money Markets holding a voting member seat on RBS Tokyo Branch`s Asset & Liability Committee, Risk & Control Committee, Deal Approval Committee, and Branch EXCO. Andrew graduated from the Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Major: Finance in 1990.

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