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Last Updated 23 May 2024.

accesso Technology Group plc (the Company) is an AIM listed company (AIM: ACSO). We have active subsidiary companies in several countries including the USA and Canada and generate our revenue from ticketing, mobile and eCommerce technologies and virtual queuing solutions for the leisure, entertainment and cultural markets. Our patented and award-winning technology solutions drive increased revenue for attraction operators whilst improving the guest experience.

Board of Directors

Bill <br>Russell

Bill Russell

Non-Executive Chairman View Bio

Bill Russell joined accesso as the Non-executive Chairman in March 2019, to lead the board and help drive the short and long-term growth strategy for the company. Russell also currently serves as the Non-executive Chairman of PROS Holdings Inc., which provides AI-powered solutions that optimize selling in the digital economy, and he is also a member of the Board of Directors at B.T. Mancini 

Until recently Russell was the Non-executive Chairman of Piksel, an online video management solutions provider and, in the past also served on the boards of SABA Software, webMethods and Cognos, as well as in a variety of roles on the boards of several private technology companies in a career spanning several decades.

Russell brings 23 years of career experience from a number of senior management roles at Hewlett Packard, including Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett Packard’s multi-billion-dollar Enterprise Systems Group and its Software Solutions Group. 

He holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Edinburgh University and is based in Silicon Valley, CA

Steve <br>Brown

Steve Brown

Chief Executive Officer View Bio

As Chief Executive Officer at accesso, Steve Brown leads the day-to-day operations of the company.

Like many attractions industry veterans, Brown’s early theme park career began during college as an hourly employee at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. After a break to pursue his MBA, he returned to Disney where he held a variety of roles with increasing responsibility in financial planning and pricing strategy including development of revised multi-day admission offerings to incorporate the opening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. In 1999, Brown was named Director, Walt Disney World Ticketing where he led all aspects of the Resort’s ticketing process across its nine gated attractions including pricing strategy, fulfillment operations, training and financial management.

In 2002 he was named Vice President, Revenue Management for the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Brown successfully drove dramatic growth in park admissions and hotel revenues through significant changes to strategic and promotional pricing, the introduction of new ticket options and by leveraging technology to expand sales distribution channels. In this broad based executive role, he held primary financial accountability for the Resort’s hotel and ticket revenues, led all promotional and strategic pricing efforts, and managed the attendance forecasting and visitation research functions. In 2005 his role was expanded to encompass line-of-business responsibility for the Disneyland Annual Passholder program including acquisition and renewal marketing, passholder experience optimization, CRM and pricing strategy. Brown’s contributions were key to the Disneyland Resort’s 2005 – 2006 record financial performance during the celebration of the landmark attraction’s 50th anniversary.

Prior to joining accesso, Brown served as the corporate Vice President of Ticket Strategy and Sales for Six Flags. While at Six Flags, he led a 220 person sales force responsible for driving nearly 35% of the company’s admissions revenue. Brown championed an overhaul of the company’s eCommerce process, which doubled the already significant online sales and established Six Flags’ national partnerships with major distributors including Expedia, Travelocity, Best Buy Reward Zone and Costco. He led a comprehensive, research based review of the company’s ticket pricing and developed the strategic plan for 2007 price adjustments across the company’s North American theme parks and water parks. The implementation of this plan contributed significantly to 2007 attendance growth and the company’s positive cash flow results for the first time in its history.

Brown received his MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta and graduated with a BS in Marketing from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Fern <br>MacDonald

Fern MacDonald

Chief Financial Officer View Bio

As Chief Financial Officer, Fern MacDonald provides leadership, direction and management to the organization’s global finance and account­ing team including responsibility for reporting, budgeting, forecasting, compliance and taxation as well as supporting M&A activity.

MacDonald joined accesso in May 2018 bringing over 16 years of finance and accounting experience from both practice and industry. MacDonald is both a Char­tered Accoun­tant and CPA and holds a BA from Dublin City University, Ireland.

Prior to join­ing acces­so, MacDonald spent 8 years with pri­vate equi­ty backed company ZeroChaos, ultimately serving as Executive Vice President, Finance, sup­port­ing the global finance operations, from their US headquarters, through a period of significant growth and acquisitive activity. Previously, MacDonald was a senior manager with Ernst & Young, serving a series of public and private clients from both the Dublin, Ireland and Moscow, Russia offices.

Andy <br>Malpass

Andy Malpass

Non-Executive Director View Bio

Andy Malpass has over 30 years’ experience in the software industry covering both private and public companies, including approximately 20 years as Group Finance Director of Fidessa Group plc. Andy also served as Company Secretary of Fidessa Group plc for many years. He is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Kainos Group plc. Andy graduated with a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. 

Andy is an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee at accesso.

Jody <br>Madden

Jody Madden

Non-Executive Director View Bio

Jody Madden is an experienced technology leader with 20 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry, serving currently as Chief Executive Officer of Foundry, a London-based creative software developer. Prior to joining Foundry, Madden spent more than a decade in technology management and studio leadership roles at Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm, and Digital Domain. In addition to her role on accesso’s board, the Stanford graduate currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Sustainable Food Center, a Central Texas non-profit group.

Madden is a member of the Audit Committee and the Chair of accesso’s Remuneration Committee.

Regulatory Information

Shareholder Information

Issued share capital as of 23 May 2024: 41,737,339

Shareholders holding in excess of 3% of issued share capital

Shareholders (as of 23 May 2024)
Shareholders (as of 23 May 2024) Shareholding Percent of Issued Share Capital
Long Path Partners LP
Long Path Partners LP Shareholding 6,298,320 Percent of Issued Share Capital 15.09%
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc Shareholding 5,019,808 Percent of Issued Share Capital 12.03%
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock, Inc. Shareholding 2,770,338 Percent of Issued Share Capital 6.64%
Amati AIM VCT plc and T B Amati Investment Funds Limited
Amati AIM VCT plc and T B Amati Investment Funds Limited Shareholding 2,035,191 Percent of Issued Share Capital 4.88%
Chelverton Asset Management Limited
Chelverton Asset Management Limited Shareholding 2,000,000 Percent of Issued Share Capital 4.79%
Pershing Securities Limited (via Pershing Nominees Limited)
Pershing Securities Limited (via Pershing Nominees Limited) Shareholding 1,428,430 Percent of Issued Share Capital 3.42%

Shares not in public hands (as of 23 May 2024)

Name Shares Held Percent of Issued Share Capital
Mr. Steve Brown
Mr. Steve Brown Shares Held 1,084,364 Percent of Issued Share Capital 2.60%
accesso Technology Group Employee Benefit Trust
accesso Technology Group Employee Benefit Trust Shares Held 969,981 Percent of Issued Share Capital 2.32%
Ms. Fern MacDonald
Ms. Fern MacDonald Shares Held 131,076 Percent of Issued Share Capital 0.31%
Mr. Bill Russell (either personally or has an interest in)
Mr. Bill Russell (either personally or has an interest in) Shares Held 60,007 Percent of Issued Share Capital 0.14%
Mr. Andy Malpass (either personally or has an interest in)
Mr. Andy Malpass (either personally or has an interest in) Shares Held 23,424 Percent of Issued Share Capital 0.06%
Total Shares Held 2,268,852 Percent of Issued Share Capital 5.44%


For details of the investment opportunity with accesso Technology Group plc, please contact:

Nominated Advisor and Sole Broker

Numis Securities Limited The London Stock Exchange Building 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LT

Tel: +44 (0)20 7260 1000

Registered Office

Unit 5, The Pavilions, Ruscombe Park, Twyford, Berks, RG10 9NN, UK

Tel: +44 (0)118 934 7400

Company Secretary

Anne-Marie Palmer, accesso Technology Group plc, Unit 5, The Pavilions, Ruscombe Park, Twyford, Berks, RG10 9NN, UK

Financial Public Relations

Dentons Global Advisors, One Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RA

Tel: +44 (0)207 038 7419


Grant Thornton UK LLP, 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG

Tel: +44 (0)20 7383 5100


Equiniti Limited, Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN99 6DA

Tel: +44 (0)371 384 2030