Management Team

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Andrew Richards

CEO and co-founder of Codeplay, Andrew started his career writing video games in the days of 8-bit computers, progressing to become a lead games programmer at Eutechnyx™, where he wrote best-selling titles such as Pete Sampras Tennis and Total Drivin’. Codeplay have been producing compilers for games consoles, special-purpose processors and GPUs since then. As well as being CEO and Founder of Codeplay Software Ltd, Andrew is also the Chair of the Software working group of the HSA Foundation™ and former Chair of the SYCL™ for OpenCL™ sub-group of the Khronos® Group.

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Charles Macfarlane

Charles Macfarlane is CBO at Codeplay Software in Edinburgh since 2014 responsible for sales, marketing and business development. Charles graduated from Glasgow University with an honours degree in Electronic Systems and Microprocessor Engineering. Charles then followed a career doing ASIC chip design in GEC Plessey Semiconductors and Pioneer, applications engineering and marketing with VLSI/Philips/NXP in South France, and product marketing director with Broadcom® in Cambridge for mobile multimedia solutions used by Nokia®, Samsung® and Raspberry Pi®.

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Chris Wardle

Chris Wardle is Non-Executive Board Member of Codeplay representing Foresight and supporting the growth of Codeplay. Chris joined Foresight in 2014 from Accenture™’s M&A practice, where he managed pre-deal due diligence and post-deal corporate strategy projects for private equity, consumer goods, and technology clients. He has also worked closely with a number of start-ups and charities. Chris holds an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.

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Jim Nicholas

Jim has over 25 years of international leadership experience in high tech business, holding a variety of executive positions. Currently he is CEO of Uniphy™, and in the past has been CEO of MIPS, EVP at Imagination Technologies™ and had VP responsibilities at Arm®, ST-Ericsson™, and Frontier Smart Technologies™, as well as the GM of STMicroelectronics™’s Microcontroller Division.

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Karon Davis

Karon is COO and was appointed as a Director to the Board in 2018. After studying for a Politics degree from Nottingham University, Karon worked overseas for many years teaching and then latterly moved into Operations Management. She has held a variety of operational roles and has been with Codeplay since 2011. She is responsible for implementing and maintaining all business and HR processes as well as ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation.