Board of directors

  • Stephen Newton


    Stephen is CEO and Co-Founder of Elixirr and has over 25 years’ experience in transformational change and strategy. Prior to forming Elixirr Stephen was Managing Partner at Accenture and was previously Financial Services Partner at IBM. Stephen is a chartered accountant having qualified at KPMG.

    Over his career, Stephen has advised boards of some of the world’s leading companies across multiple industries. Recently he has been listed as a Global Leader in Consulting, recognised for ‘Excellence in Influence’ by Consulting magazine.

  • Gavin Patterson


    Gavin joined Elixirr as Non-Executive Chairman in November 2019 following his role as Chief Executive at BT Group plc from 2013-2019. Gavin is currently President and Chief Revenue Officer of Salesforce and prior to BT, worked at Virgin Media and Procter & Gamble.

    He brings extensive experience from media, advertising, consumer goods, telecoms and technology. Gavin chairs the charity Business in the Community

  • Graham Busby


    Graham is CFO and Co-Founder of Elixirr having previously worked for Accenture. Graham was previously Marketing and Sales Director for Elixirr before moving his to his role as CFO, which he was appointed as in 2019.

    Prior to Elixirr, he was a member of the Global Mega-Deal Team at Accenture which was an 8-person team responsible for shaping and selling multi-functional transformational deals worth over $500m to clients in all industries and geographies.

  • Ian Ferguson


    Ian is General Counsel and Co-Founder of Elixirr and has over 35 years’ experience in advising on commercial transactions across numerous sectors and geographies.

    Ian has previously been a Partner at Olswang Asia, Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and senior Partner with Allen & Overy where he was Global Head of the communications media technology group and co-head of the international outsourcing practice.

  • Charlotte Stranner


    Before joining Elixirr, Charlotte was a partner at previously AIM-quoted MXC Capital, a technology, media and telecoms investor and adviser. During her time at MXC Capital she was Interim CFO at AIM listed IDE Group which is an investee company of MXC Capital.

    Prior to MXC Capital, Charlotte was a Corporate Finance Director at finnCap Ltd. She is a chartered accountant having qualified at Moore Stephens.

  • Simon Retter


    Simon joined Elixirr in 2019 as Non-Executive Corporate Finance. He has over 10 years’ experience working with public companies, particularly AIM listed companies.

    Simon started his career at Deloitte where he qualified as a chartered accountant. Since then, Simon has acted as Finance Director for a number of small cap companies, assisting in several listings on AIM. Simon has had a range of CFO and Non-Executive Director roles including Hard Rock Café and Horizonte Minerals.