MAC Directors

The MAC team is just that: a team. Each of us contributes individual skills, but we also deploy a collective approach to problem-solving. When a customer engages with MAC, there may be only one or two of us at a given meeting, but in a very real sense we are all sitting round the board-room table…

Neil MacTaggartNeil MacTaggart
Neil MacTaggart is CEO and an Executive Director of MAC.

Neil is a Chartered Accountant with a background in asset and corporate finance. He was a founder and CFO of Suffolk Street Group PLC, where he specialised in debt portfolio acquisition, finance and administration. He was also a Director of all its subsidiaries. As part of his duties, Neil was responsible for the assessment, and due diligence of proposed acquisitions, including liaison with investors, fund managers and lawyers.

Neil is also experienced in the preparation of accounting and forecast information for proposed IPO’s, Group VAT and Corporation Tax, and statutory reporting and licensing requirements. Whilst operating as an independent financial consultant, concentrating mainly on business rescue, Neil has provided general accounting, financial, investment and business advice to small companies. More recently, Neil has acted as a consultant to several other asset finance companies. His broad range of experience includes the property, construction and leisure industries.

Jeremy Bancroft
Jeremy Bancroft
Jeremy Bancroft is an Executive Director of MAC.

Jeremy is an experienced broadcast professional, specializing in the specification and design of file-based broadcast operations, with special focus upon workflow management, content tracking, and business process improvement. Jeremy was a founder and Managing Director of Omnibus Systems, the leading broadcast automation provider. During his 10 year tenure at Omnibus, he oversaw the growth of the company from 4 individuals to over 130.

He was responsible for the acquisition of a manufacturing subsidiary, and for founding and running Omnibus’ US subsidiary Omnibus Systems Inc., of which he was President. He has also held main board marketing directorships and senior management posts within divisions of Carlton Communications, Avesco PLC and Blue Order GmbH. Jeremy has had numerous papers published in media industry journals, and is a regular contributor to international conferences within Europe, USA, the Middle East and Asia.

Graham Sharp
Graham Sharp
Graham Sharp is a Non-Executive Director of MAC.

Graham has a broad management skill set, with experience of sales, particularly solution selling, marketing, finance, services, product development, and general management.

He was most recently Executive Vice President and General Manager of Avid’s Video division; a $470m business with 1500 staff. Prior to that he held executive management positions with Post Impressions; Discreet Logic, where he was Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing; and Dynatech.

He has significant experience of managing change and project management and created a consulting and system integration group within Avid which grew to be one of the biggest Broadcast solutions providers in Europe.

Equally at home in a start-up or large business modes, Graham has a proven track record of building and changing cultures, acquiring and integrating businesses, building shareholder value and managing to a P+L, as well as an extensive knowledge of international business and cultures gained through living and working in Asia, Europe, Canada and the US.

Mike Spinks

Mike Spinks is a MAC Director with over 25 years of broadcast television experience.

Following several operational and management roles within broadcasters and facilities companies, Mike was appointed VP Broadcast Technology / Director of Broadcast Operations & Engineering at MTV Networks Europe.

After 6 years with MTV Viacom, Mike joined global media services company Ascent Media as Principal Consultant. When Ascent’s playout services business was purchased by Encompass Digital Media, Mike  was promoted to VP Client Services / VP Service Design & Innovation.

Mike has been involved in Technology, Operations & Business Strategies, Requirements Engineering, Operational & Technical Architectures, and has led successful consulting engagements in Europe, USA, South Africa and Singapore.