Douglas was appointed Non-Executive Director of Regus on 27 August 2008 and was appointed Non-Executive Chairman on 18 May 2010; he also serves as Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Douglas was Chief Financial Officer of Skype during its acquisition by eBay in October 2005 and was also Chief Financial Officer at SecureWave during its acquisition by PatchLink in July 2007. Prior to this, Douglas enjoyed a career with Arthur Andersen, serving as a partner with management responsibilities for over a decade. Douglas is currently also a Director of HosCo Kliniken S.àr.l. and HosCo Gruppe S.àr.l.
Group Chief Executive
Chief executive 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. Recipient of several awards for enterprise, Dixon has revolutionized the way business approaches its property needs with his vision of the future of work.
Group Finance Director
Dominique Yates was appointed chief financial officer of Regus in August 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 was also Group Financial Controller at Imperial Tobacco Group plc and held senior financial positions at Smithkline Beecham plc and Dixons Group plc. He is a qualified chartered accountant having trained at Arthur Andersen & Co.
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Lance was appointed as a non-executive director of Regus on 27 August 2008 and became senior independent director on 18 May 2010. Lance is vice chairman of Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited, chairman of China Goldmines plc, non executive vice chairman of Earthport plc and chairman of the IMI China Advisory Board. He was previously China Senior Advisor to the City of London, non-executive director of IMI plc and Director of Business Development at Powergen International (HK).
Independent Non-Executive Director
Alex was appointed Non-Executive Director of Regus on 1st June 2010; he also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. 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 serves on the board 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.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Elmar was appointed Non-Executive Director of Regus on 1st June 2010. 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 is currently responsible for Finance, Legal, Strategy and Business Development, as well as RTL Group’s operations in the Netherlands, France (radio), Luxembourg, Spain and UFA Sports. Elmar began his career at the Felix Schoeller Group, becoming Vice President & General Manager of Felix Schoeller Digital Imaging in the UK in 1999.