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17 August 2016

Endava appoints former Goldman Sachs Emea CIO Trevor Smith as chairman of the board to support global expansion

Endava announced that Trevor Smith has been appointed the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Trevor will succeed Mike Kinton who will continue to support Endava as member of its Board after 10 years in the Chairman role, a period that has seen Endava grow into an international business employing over 3,000 people located in offices in North America and Western Europe and delivery centres in Central Europe and Latin America.

Trevor joined the Endava board in 2013 after 27 years at Goldman Sachs where, among other roles, he was CIO for the EMEA region, being responsible for all aspects of technology across EMEA including FICC & equities trading, sales, securities services, research, investment banking, operations and finance, and infrastructure technology.

Trevor Smith said 'I am honoured to take on the Chairman role at such an exciting time in Endava's journey. Mike Kinton will be a very tough act to follow but I am delighted he has agreed to stay on as an Independent Director so we will continue to have access to his deep knowledge of Endava and his undoubted wisdom. I look forward to Endava’s further expansion as we continue to partner with our clients in the transformation of their businesses around the globe, and as we replicate our values across our rapidly expanding footprint.’ 

John Cotterell, Chief Executive Endava, commented ‘We are delighted that Trevor has agreed to take the role of Chairman. I would also like to thank Mike for his support and numerous contributions over the last years and we are very pleased that he will remain as a member of the Board. As we move into the next phase of growth, Trevor brings valuable experience of governance and leadership, honed at Goldman Sachs, which will be hugely beneficial to Endava.  Trevor is someone who, as a Board member over the past three years, has demonstrated that he shares our purpose of caring for customers as individuals and enabling our people to be the best that they can be.


Endava is a privately-owned IT services company, with over 15 years of experience of working with some of the world’s leading Finance, Insurance, Telecommunications, Media, Technology, and Retail companies helping them evolve and transform their businesses to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s customers.

Endava has over 3,000 employees located in offices in North America and Western Europe and delivery centres in Colombia, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania and Serbia.

Along with investing in long term customer relationships, Endava recognised the importance of providing rewarding and challenging careers for people and, by doing so, has established itself as the employer of choice for the best and brightest engineers.

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