Leadership Team

James Normand

Non-Executive Chairman

James Normand qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1978, having trained with Spicer and Pegler (now part of Deloitte). Following a secondment (from 1985 to 1987) to 3i plc, James specialised for the next 15 years in the provision of advice to management buy-out and buy-in teams and on corporate acquisitions, disposals and capital raisings. Since 2002, James has filled management and finance officer roles for a number of different commercial and charitable organisations. From 2009 to 2016, he was Finance Director of Pathfinder Minerals Plc, an AIM-traded minerals company. He was appointed to the Board of AAA in 2019. He is also a part-time executive director of Vela Technologies plc (listed on AIM) and a non-executive director of Ridgecrest plc, a previously listed cash shell. In an unremunerated extra-curricular capacity, James is active in the governance of the Church of England and was, until the end of 2021, Chair of the London Diocesan Synod’s House of Laity and Chair of the Finance and Remuneration Committees of the Bishop of London’s Council.

Colin McQuade

Executive Director

Colin McQuade is a senior technology executive with over two decades of experience working for global blue-chip companies, including Chief Technology Officer of BGL Group, the owner of comparethemarket.com. Prior to this, he was Head of Technology Change at Barclays International, leading a global team responsible for technology and services across multiple sectors and markets. He has also held senior executive roles at Sky Group, AOL, Orange and Yahoo! Europe. Colin was previously a Non-Executive Director of AAA for the year to February 2022 .