Board of Directors

Malvern International are strategically led by a distinguished Board of Directors, who are driven by the provision of quality programmes across our business.

Mark Elliott

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Mark Elliott

Date of appointment: 1 July 2019

Mark is a Chartered Accountant who has had a long executive career in the education, technology, and corporate finance sectors, including finance and management roles operating in Europe, the USA, and South Africa. He has extensive AIM experience having brought two technology companies to the market together with associated fund raises. He brings with him a strong knowledge in governance, public markets, and investor relations.

External appointments: Chairman of AIM listed Journeo Plc and trustee of two charities, the National Benevolent Society of Watch and Clockmakers, and the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association.

Committees: Audit and Risk (Chairman) and Nomination and Remuneration


Executive Director & CEO

Mr. Richard Mace

Date of appointment: 30 June 2020

Richard Mace was formerly the co-owner of the Communicate School of English, Manchester which he co-founded in 2013 before it was acquired in July 2018 by Malvern. He was responsible for overseeing year-on-year growth in the business in terms of student numbers, revenue, and EBITDA. In addition he successfully built a well-trusted brand, established an international B2B sales agency network, set up digital marketing strategies, introduced and developed IT systems, and successfully gained British Council and Independent Schools Inspectorate accreditations. Prior to founding Communicate, Richard worked in telecoms for large organisations such as Vodafone.

Committees: n/a


Executive Director & CFO

Mr. Daniel Fisher

Date of appointment: 6 December 2021

Daniel Fisher was appointed to the Board of Directors having worked as Malvern’s head of finance since January 2021. Before joining Malvern, Daniel held a number of financial leadership roles including European Financial Controller of Newell Brands plc, Group Financial Controller of QANTM Intellectual Property Ltd., and Head of Finance/ Financial Controller of FPA Patent Attorneys Pty. In addition to leading an SME in Australia through a successful IPO as Head of Finance, Daniel’s listed company experience at group level also includes management of audits for a multinational SME and merger and acquisition transactions.

Committees: attends Audit and Risk Committee meetings by invitation

Alan Carroll

Non-Executive Director

 Mr. Alan Carroll

Date of appointment: 1 October 2019

Alan has over 25 years’ experience in the information systems industry, including working in a senior capacity in the development of the Ministry of Defence’s Information System Strategy and then as a senior sales manager and adviser to a number of major software and systems integration companies. He is the founder and Managing Director of Ultris Limited, a niche software and services organisation operating in the confidential government sector. In addition, he was appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director at Ideagen Plc when it listed in July 2012 at a market capitalisation of £13m and was a Board member chairing the audit and remuneration committees until the company was acquired by HG Capital for £1.3 billion in July 2022. He is also a non-executive director at Goal Group Limited, a private UK listed company. Alan was voted Non-Executive Director of the year in the May 2019 Money Week Mello awards.

External appointments: Ultris Limited, and Goal Group Limited

Committees: Nomination and Remuneration (Chairman) and Audit and Risk