Board of Directors
The Board of Directors comprises the following 2 Executive and 3 Non-Executive directors.
Mark (Barney) Battles
Owner of over 40 SMEs across Europe, US and Australasia, Mark is a qualified chartered accountant with a specialism in digital media, fashion & luxury, recruitment, well-being and marketing communications. He is former Chairman of various PLC companies including Hot Tuna International PLC, Enables IT PLC and Nexus Management PLC. Mark is Managing Partner of The League of Angels Limited, an investor society across Europe offering access to capital for fast growth British based ventures. He is also a senior member of the Genesis Initiative, a cross party government lobbying group focusing on driving change to support SMEs across Europe.
Nick Kounoupias is a UK solicitor with thirty five years’ experience of Intellectual Property across multiple sectors. He is also the founder and CEO of Kounoupias IP, a boutique Intellectual Property consultancy operating out of offices in England and Cyprus providing strategic guidance on IP internationally.
Nick has worked across all the major IP sectors since 1986 both within private practice and in house, including a 16 year spell in a senior position within the music industry. He has also held non-executive directorships and senior positions within the computer software, design, branded goods and newspaper and magazine publishing industries. During his career he has developed a formidable international reputation for his depth of IP knowledge and diverse strengths.
In recognition of his contribution to the IP design sector Nick was appointed a Freeman of the City of London and in 2021 voted as the UK’s IP Champion.
Khalid Napaul - FCCA
Originally from Mauritius, Khalid trained and qualified with a London based accounting firm which served clients in various different sectors. He is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, and has over 15 years of hands on experience in supporting financial services across Europe, Africa and the US. After his membership of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, Khalid served as Finance Director for a number of companies, including a US publishing company with many publications worldwide. Khalid runs his own accountancy practise based in surrey and advises clients internationally. He sits on the board of a number of companies internationally.
Paul has worked in Feature Film Production for over 40 years. He was Head of European Production for Mel Gibson’s and Bruce Davey’s Icon Productions for 10 years. Has maintained offices at Shepperton Film Studios for 30 years and is a Full Voting Member of BAFTA. He has worked on over 100 Feature Films with all the major US Studios.
Major Credits include: ‘Braveheart’; ‘Hamlet’; 4 ‘James Bond Films’; ‘Alien’; ‘Aliens’; ‘Superman 1 & 1V’; ‘Star Wars’; ‘101 & 102 Dalmatians’; ‘King Arthur’; ‘Hoffa’; ‘Goal’; ‘An Ideal Husband’; ‘Ordinary Decent Criminal’.