Our Directors

Ken Ford

Chairman

Ken joined the Board in 2010. He was previously Chief Executive of Teather & Greenwood, the investment bank, and brings over 36 years of City experience to the Company, including a strong understanding of shareholder value, strategic planning and corporate transactions. His previous roles include Aberdeen Asset Management, Morgan Grenfell and Wedd Durlacher. Ken is currently non-executive chairman of Gear4music and CMO Group plc, both of which are AIM-listed. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Securities.

Mike Creedon

Chief Executive Officer

Mike joined the Board in 2010. A Chartered Certified Accountant with an MBA from Henley Management College, Mike brings to SDI considerable experience of working within quoted companies and technology businesses, and fundraising, mergers and acquisitions. In particular, he has recent experience of AIM-listed technology companies.
Previous Finance Director posts include Ninth Floor plc and Ideal Shopping Direct plc.

Ami Sharma

Chief Financial Officer

Ami joined the Board in August 2022. He has over 30 years’ experience in public and private companies of various sizes. Most recently, Ami was Group CFO at FTSE 250 listed Ultra Electronics Holdings plc, an international manufacturing group with a focus in the aerospace and defence market.  He was also CFO of Gibbs and Dandy plc, a smaller listed company.  Ami has, in the past, held senior finance roles at Senior plc and Saint Gobain Building Distribution and has extensive experience of corporate transactions, driving operational improvements, and raising finance.  Previously, he was an audit manager with KPMG and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

David Tilston

Non-executive

David joined the Board in July 2017 and was appointed Senior Independent Director in September 2022. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He has over 30 years’ experience in finance functions within public companies, including at Group CFO level, most recently at Northgate plc and Consort Medical plc. He is currently Audit Committee Chairman and a member of the Remuneration Committee at AIM listed EnSilica plc. David was formerly a non-executive director at Sepura plc which was listed on the main market. David is also Treasurer and Trustee at British Exploring Society, a youth development charity.

Andrew Hosty

Non-executive

Andrew joined the Board in August 2022.  He has over 30 years’ of executive and management experience, spanning private equity, UK Plc and global blue-chip corporates. Andrew was Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Advanced Materials, and served on the Plc Board as an Executive Director from 2010 to 2016. He is also a non-executive Director of the Rights and Issues Investment Trust Plc, Chairman of Nexeon Ltd, Chairman of mOm Incubators ltd and Chairman of Kentoeq Ltd.  Andrew holds a PhD in Materials Science and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers.