With extensive experience in the most sophisticated interactive markets, Mirada is well equipped to effectively deliver interactive products for broadcasters, content and service providers wishing to exploit new technologies across multiple platforms, including digital television, the web and mobile phones. Mirada makes a difference enhancing the interactive viewer experience and setting a new standard in the digital media market. Led by Group Chairman Francis Coles, Mirada has assembled a highly experienced management team that possesses a unique blend of skills and experience in the areas of Digital TV platforms, Internet and mobile phone services and technology.
The Board of Directors is accountable to shareholders for the good corporate governance of the company and comprises of Non-Executive Chairman Francis Coles, Chief Executive Officer José Luis Vázquez; Finance Director Gonzalo Babío, executive director José Francisco Gozalbo Sidro and non-executive director, Matthew Peter Earl.
Frances Coles has nearly 40 years of experience in corporate finance. He was a founder director of corporate finance advisory boutique New Boathouse Capital and later served as a director of AIM listed merchant bank Quayle Munro following its acquisition of New Boathouse Capital in 2007. Prior to that, Francis was a director of Baring Brothers and subsequently Santander Investment where his responsibilities included debt and equity fundraisings and merger and acquisition activities in the European and Latin American markets.
José Luis Vázquez
Chief Executive Officer
José L. Vázquez is CEO and Co-Founder of Fresh, a leading interactive TV player in the Spanish market. He holds a degree in Advanced Telecommunication Engineering (UPM) and an MBA (IESE). He has more than 15 years of experience in Telecommunication and Interactivity markets, where he is a skilled professional. He founded Fresh in year 2000 being the CTO, and became the CEO of the company in 2004. José is one of the leading figures in the Hispanic Digital TV platforms markets.
Chief Financial Officer
Gonzalo Babío has a broad experience in media and technology sectors. His professional career includes three years working at Arthur Andersen as an auditor, ten years at Electronic Arts as Finance Director working in Madrid, Lisbon, Sao Paulo, Lyon and London, and ten years as Finance Director for The Walt Disney Company Iberia in Madrid. He has a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad de Deusto in Bilbao, an EMBA from IESE Business School in Madrid and a PED from IMD in Lausanne.
José Francisco Gozalbo Sidro
Chief Technology Officer
José joined Mirada as Chief Technology Officer in March 2008, bringing over 18 years of experience in software development companies. In this role he has been responsible for software development, quality assurance, R&D and presales departments. He has a special focus on the Latin America region and has helped to build relationships with big telecoms partners that have led to multiple deployments of Mirada’s products. Prior to joining Mirada, José was Chief Technology Officer at Fresh Interactive Technologies where he managed the deployment of products and services worldwide, working with some of the key partners in the Pay TV market.
Matthew Peter Earl
Matthew has spent over 12 years working in the financial services sector primarily in Equity Capital Markets. Matthew started his career with Royal Bank of Scotland plc as an economist before working at Investec plc. Matthew then joined Charles Stanley Securities as an equity analyst in the support services sector, until he moved to head up the business services research team at Matrix Group Limited in 2010. More recently he has become an active investor in small and medium sized businesses.
The Audit Committee is responsible for challenging the quality of internal and external control and for ensuring that the financial performance of the Group is properly reported and reviewed. The Board considers that the Company is not currently of a size to warrant the need for an internal audit function although the Board has put in place internal financial procedures to ensure close internal controls.
The members of the Audit Committee Francis Coles, as Chair, and Matthew P. Earl, both independent non-executive directors. Meetings are held on average twice a year. The main duties of the Committee are set out below:
Nominations and Remuneration Committee
The Committee decides the remuneration policy that applies to executive directors and senior management. The Remuneration Committee meets as necessary in order to consider and set the annual remuneration for executive directors and senior managers, having regard to personal performance and industry remuneration rates. In determining that policy, it considers a number of factors including:
The members of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees are myself, Francis Coles, as Chair, and Matthew P. Earl both independent non-executive directors. The Board is of the view that we have recent and relevant experience. Meetings are held on average twice a year. Non-executive directors are appointed on contracts with a three-month notice period and may be awarded fees as determined by the Board. Executive directors are appointed on contracts with a 12-month notice period.
The Company has adopted the QCA Corporate Governance Code as published by the Quoted Companies Alliance (“QCA Code”).
Please click here to see our full Corporate Governance Statement.
Incorporation and Operation
Mirada is a public limited company, registered in England and Wales, registered no 3609752. The Registered office is at 3rd Floor of Chancery House, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1JB, United Kingdom.
Mirada operates in the following locations:
- London, UK: Headquarters
- Madrid, Spain: Sales Office and Tech Centre
- Castellón, Spain: Tech Centre
- Exeter, UK: Tech Centre
- Mexico: Sales Office and Tech Centre
- Philippines: Sales Representatives
- Chile: Sales Representative
As an AIM traded company incorporated in England and Wales, Mirada plc is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers legislation.
IR Contacts and Advisers
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Howard Kennedy LLP
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St Nicholas Way
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Securities and Restrictions
There are no restrictions in the transfer of the ordinary shares of Mirada plc. Shares are not admitted to trading on any other exchanges or trading platforms. No shares are held in treasury.
Number of Shares in Issue – 8,908,435
Number of Shares not in public hands – 7,809,666 – 87.67%
Incorporated in England and Wales.
Last updated – 19 May 2021
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Last updated – 19 May 2021