Graham Gilbert

Non-Executive Chairman

Graham Gilbert is an experienced entrepreneur, CEO and Chairman in the IT industry, with particularly relevant experience in IT outsourcing as Founder, CEO and Chairman of ComputerLand UK plc, and now as Chairman and primary shareholder of Little Fish (UK) Ltd. When Graham is not mentoring Executive Management teams or deal-making, he enjoys skiing, travel and spending time with his family.

Graham founded ComputerLand UK in 1989, a business that specialised in providing IT infrastructure support services to corporate and public sector clients. The business had four main product offerings, Managed Services, Project Services, Hardware Support and Managed Product Supply. Notable clients included O2, Experian, Comet, and Heinz. In September 1997 Graham floated the business on the AIM list of the LSE and continued to grow the organisation until it was sold to Capita in April 2008, with a turnover of £70 million with a PBT of £3.1 million. The business employed 500 staff (April 08) of whom about 400 were involved in service delivery. During the 19 years as CEO and Chairman of ComputerLand Graham gained a wide range of expertise and experience in a number of areas including, floating a private company, managing the board of a public company, fund raising, acquisitions, managing city and investor relations, designing and implementing innovative service offerings and maintaining the highest standards of quality and customer service.

Since leaving ComputerLand Graham has become investor and Chairman of the following companies and works extensively in the Private Equity sector.

  • Little Fish (UK) Ltd – A rising star in the Managed IT Services sector
  • BigHand Ltd – The UK market leader in Digital Dictation and workflow products
  • Kirona Solutions Ltd – A leading provider of Field Force Automation solutions