Board of Directors

Nick has been responsible for developing and creating value in a number of corporate situations over the last 20 years or so. He has previously been a non-executive director of several quoted companies, including Claimar Care PLC and Private & Commercial Finance Group PLC

Liam Church is the CEO of Escher Group and is responsible for successfully positioning the company as the global leader in digital point of service for postal organizations. Under Liam's direction, Escher Group has revolutionized how technology is utilized to promote business growth and increase profitability.

As an innovator, Liam strategically elevated and expanded the Company's core competencies. His unique vision for the Company is driving record sales and expanding Escher Group's presence into multiple new markets across the globe.

Prior to his leadership at Escher Group, Liam was Chief Executive Officer at a successful wealth management company and held numerous senior positions during his 22-year tenure with the postal service in Ireland.

A trusted thought leader, Liam provides council and mentorship to senior executives and government officials throughout the world.

Fionnuala Higgins is the Managing Director of the Postal Retail Division for Escher Group. She is responsible for implementing an aggressive growth strategy that has transformed Escher Group from a small company into one with an extensive global presence.

In addition to creating an environment where effective and targeted sales and marketing thrive, Fionnuala's personal approach to business serves to resonate the culture of the Company and elevate the Escher Group brand in the marketplace. Her diligence in cultivating strategic relationships and her tenacity in seeking opportunities in new and existing markets are why Escher Group is successfully positioned as a valued and trusted technology leader throughout the world.

Before joining Escher Group, Fionnuala was co-founder and Head of Technology at Anshe Ltd, a company that was acquired by Escher Group in 2000. A 25-year veteran in the postal industry, Fionnuala held multiple senior management positions at An Post and was Technology Director for Post Consult International.

Clem Garvey was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Escher Group in July 2016. The role of the CFO is to ensure that business decisions are grounded in solid financial criteria, to provide insight and analysis to support the CEO and other senior managers, to lead key initiatives in finance that support overall strategic goals and to fund, enable and execute the company’s strategy. The CFO presents the organization's progress on strategic goals to external stakeholders.

Clem started his career with KPMG where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He worked in Corporate Finance in the City of London before being appointed Financial Director of the Leasing Division of the Gestetner Group, then Finance Director of its Belgian subsidiary prior to Gestetner’s acquisition by the Japanese group Ricoh. Clem subsequently became CEO of Ricoh’s French operations before leaving in 2009 to join French group Neopost, where he served until 2016 as Chief Operating Officer.  

Stephen McLeod is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Australia and a past Commonwealth Scholar at the London Business School’s MBA programme. He has had extensive experience with strategy consulting firms becoming UK MD of Roland Berger + Partner, the leading European strategy consulting firm. Following a number of senior executive posts in international companies, Stephen became the CEO of specialist payment and loyalty company, Universe Group plc, to re-energise and bring it back to profit after some years of disappointing performance.  After 2 years he was able to report a debt free company: one with a significantly increased share price and with a revitalised customer base and product portfolio.

Paul Taylor is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Paul joined AVEVA Group Plc in 1989 and was heavily involved in the flotation process and was responsible for UK accounting and for the development of AVEVA’s overseas subsidiaries including adherence to group standards. Between 1998 and 2001, Paul was also UK Director of Human Resources and was Finance Director of AVEVA Group plc on 1 March 2001 until 1 January 2011. Before joining AVEVA, Paul trained within the accountancy profession before moving to Philips Telecommunications (UK) where he was responsible for the management accounts of its Public Sectors division. Paul was a recipient of the FTSE250 Finance Director of the Year award and is also a Non-Executive Director of Anite plc, Ubisense Group plc and Digital Barriers plc.