Executive Leadership Team
Douglas Sutherland / Non-Executive Chairman
Douglas was appointed Non-Executive Director of Regus on 27 August 2008 and was appointed Non-Executive Chairman on 18 May 2010. Douglas was Chief Financial Officer of Skype during its acquisition by eBay and was also Chief Financial Officer at SecureWave during its acquisition by PatchLink. Prior to this, Douglas was an Arthur Andersen Partner with international management responsibilities. He has previously served as a Director of companies in several jurisdictions and was the founding Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg. Douglas is currently also a Director of HosCo Kliniken S.à r.l. and HosCo Gruppe S.à r.l.
Mark Dixon / Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer and founder, Mark Dixon is one of Europe’s best known entrepreneurs. Since founding Regus in Brussels, Belgium in 1989, he has achieved a formidable reputation for leadership and innovation. Prior to Regus he established businesses in the retail and wholesale food industry. A recipient of several awards for enterprise, Mark has revolutionised the way business approaches its property needs with his vision of the future of work.
Dominique Yates / Chief Financial Officer
Dominique Yates was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Regus on 1 September 2011. Previously he served as Chief Financial Officer at both LM Windpower, the Netherlands-headquartered renewable energy company and Symrise AG, the MDAX listed speciality chemicals company. He also held senior positions at Imperial Tobacco Group plc, including Group Financial Controller, General Manager of France, Switzerland, Italy and Malta, and Group Business Development Director. He is a qualified chartered accountant.
Lance Browne / Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Lance Browne was appointed Non-Executive Director of Regus on 27 August 2008, became Senior Independent Director on 18 May 2010 and Chairman of the Nomination Committee on 27 September 2012. Lance is Vice Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited, Chairman of Travelex (China), and Non-Executive Director of G3. He was previously Non-Executive Director of IMI plc, Senior Advisor to the City of London, Chairman of China Goldmines plc, and Director of Business Development at Powergen International (HK).
Alex Sulkowski / Independent Non-Executive Director
Alex Sulkowski was appointed Non-Executive Director of Regus on 1 June 2010; he also serves as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, having been appointed on 27 September 2012. Alex has over 30 years of experience in international finance structures, private equity, tax advice and real estate. He is currently the Managing Director of Third Millennium Investments SA and is a founding member of Taxand, the largest global network of independent tax advisers. Prior to this Alex enjoyed a career with Arthur Andersen, responsible for the Belgium and Luxembourg tax practices, prior to joining Ernst and Young in 2002 as the Partner responsible for the Luxembourg tax practice and then serving as the Managing Partner of Atoz Tax Advisors from 2004 through 2009.
Elmar Heggen / Independent Non-Executive Director
Elmar Heggen was appointed Non-Executive Director of Regus on 1 June 2010 and was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee on 27 September 2012. Elmar has extensive management experience and is currently Chief Financial Officer and Head of the Corporate Centre at RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, where he has held various roles since 2000. Elmar began his career at the Felix Schoeller Group, becoming Vice President & General Manager of Felix Schoeller Digital Imaging in the UK in 1999.
Florence Pierre / Independent Non-Executive Director
Florence Pierre is a French citizen born in 1951 and resident in Belgium. Florence currently shares her time between directorships, consulting, and venture investments in companies providing innovative and internet services. She has over 30 years of international corporate finance practice holding senior positions at BNP, Financière Rothschild, Degroof Corporate Finance and her own M&A advisory boutique. Florence has an international perspective having worked in Chicago, New York, Paris and Brussels. She was a Non-Executive Director of 3i Infrastructure plc (FTSE 250) from 2010 to 2013. Florence has taught economics and finance, published a number of books and articles on valuation, and been a member of several entrepreneurship and innovation committees, both governmental and professional.