Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer – Denmark
Ms. Gayle was appointed Chairman of the Board in March 2017, and previously served as a Director since 2011. Additionally, Ms. Gayle has been the Group CEO since 2011; assisted with the restructuring of the Company, 2009-2010, and served as SVP of Coda’s Legal Affairs, 2006-2007. Earlier in her career she worked for a major London law practice, the United Nations and the European Union. Ms. Gayle has a strong background in restructuring and has spent more than 12 years in a number of countries where she has been the lead adviser to a number of transitional administrations on privatizing banks and reforming state-owned assets in the CEE countries including banking, infrastructure and telecommunications assets. Ms. Gayle has also managed a number of large European Union funded projects. Ms. Gayle holds a Law degree gained at the University of London and a Masters of Law degree from Cambridge University. She is qualified to practice as a solicitor in England & Wales.
Chief Financial Officer
Nathan Parker joins the Company with a total of nineteen years' experience working in financial roles. From 2021 to 2022, Nathan was Chief Financial Officer for the Water Treatment business of Franklin Electric, a Fort Wayne Indiana based $2Bn global leading manufacturer and distributor of water and fuel systems for use across residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, and municipal applications. From 2016 Nathan was Chief Financial Officer of The RDI Group, a large privately-held manufacturer of industrial systems for the asphalt roofing, construction, telecom, power, and metal coil processing industries. Earlier in Nathan’s career, he worked for several years as an investment analyst and as Head of Research for The Connable Office, a large multiple-family investment firm offering wealth management, holistic planning, and trust and advisory services.
President of Technology, Divisional CEO of Coda Octopus Products Inc
Blair Cunningham has been with the Company since July 2004 and has had a number of roles including his current position of President of Technology and CEO of Coda Octopus Products, Inc., Chief Technology Officer of Coda Octopus Group, Inc. since 2005 and Senior Vice President of Products Division between July 2004 and July 2005. Earlier in his career he worked for several firms as a systems analyst and developer. Mr. Cunningham has a strong background in technology development, design and large-scale software development with a key focus on process efficiency and end-user experience. Mr. Cunningham received an HND in Computer Science in 1989 from Moray College of Further Education, Elgin, Scotland. Because of Mr. Cunningham’s expertise in technology and delivery of large scale software projects, the Company believes that he is highly qualified to serve in his current roles.