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.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Gayle Jardine joined the Company as its European Director of Finance in 2015. Prior to that, she was the owner and director of Pentland Accounting Limited and provided management accounting services to a range of commercial customers. She also previously served as the operations & finance manager for Wireless Fibre Systems and has held management reporting leadership roles at both Scottish Water Solutions and Honeywell. Mrs. Jardine holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors from Robert Gordon University and has held a Chartered Institute of Management Accounting qualification since 1996. She began her career in financial analysis and financial business consulting in Hewlett Packard’s electronic test and measurement business in both Scotland and Santa Rosa, USA, focusing on supporting research and development, marketing, production, and procurement. Following the division’s spin-off to form Agilent Technologies, Jardine served as a planning and reporting manager within the firm’s Scottish division, and then as a financial operations manager for a global product line across the U.K., U.S., and Germany.
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.