Steve Rowley

Executive Chairman

In July 2013 Steve was appointed Chairman & CEO of IHS GmbH, a global cloud-based provider of demand generation services to many of the world’s leading hotel groups.  This followed a period as Executive in Residence at Battery Ventures culminating in the acquisition of IHS.

Steve’s early career was with IBM UK where he held a variety of senior positions; and with Cellnet (now O2) where he was Marketing and Sales Director.  Steve lived and worked in the US where he held a number of executive roles with 3Com Corporation, a networking technology leader, including Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development.  In 2003 he became CEO of Anite plc, a UK public company, where he led its transformation into a global leader in testing software for smart phones.  In 2008 he was appointed CEO of Torex, a privately held software firm serving retail and hospitality clients worldwide and led its eventual sale to Micros/Oracle in 2012.

Steve has been a non-executive director of Paypoint plc, a FTSE250 UK public company since 2008 and most recently was appointed non-executive Chairman of MetaPack, the leader in eCommerce delivery management.

Steve formerly chaired the retail & consumer group for The Prince’s Trust, a youth charity.  He has three children and his interests include sailing and skiing.