Management Team

Martin Taylor
Chief Executive Officer

Martin Taylor has considerable experience in the maritime industry gained through various technical, project management and commercial roles.

In 2010 Martin became Managing Director of ChartCo, and subsequently its Chief Executive after leading a management buyout in 2016.  He has a degree in Marine Sciences and an MBA, and is very active in the international maritime field.

He has held board level roles at several organisations including Kelvin Hughes and the CIRM marine electronics trade organisation, he's resided as President of the Charts and Nautical Instruments Trade Association (CNITA) and has worked on committees at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC). He played a major part in defining the International Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) standards working with the IMO and IEC. 

Sam Samra
Chief Financial Officer

Sam joined ChartCo in November 2009 initially as Group Financial Controller. In November 2010 he became Finance Director, and subsequently its Chief Financial Officer.

Sam started his career with Grant Thornton in 1999 and with their corporate finance lead advisory team gained significant experience in private equity, leveraged buy outs, MBIs and MBOs on both buy side and sell side mandates. Sam left Grant Thornton in 2005 to join one of his clients, a leveraged buy-out, as Finance Director leading their on-going buy and build strategy. In 2008, Sam joined Select Property as Group Finance Director at a time of rapid growth for the business, which saw turnover increase four fold over a three year period and profits grow even more sharply. During his time Select Property were ranked eighth in the Sunday Times Best Company to Work For list.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Birmingham and is a Chartered Accountant. 

Howard Stevens
Chief Commercial Officer

Howard Stevens joined ChartCo as Chief Commercial Officer in November 2016.

Working for both a variety of large corporates and smaller PE / VC backed businesses throughout his career Howard has driven global commercial teams across a number of industry verticals including banking, telecoms, government, social media and manufacturing. The principal focus has been on mobility, the ever increasing need for ubiquitous connectivity and the ability to have information at people's fingertips on their mobile devices.

As global head of sales for ADC Metrica Howard was part of an MBO team that took the Metrica business out from under its parent company ADC to form Vallent. He then joined Mobile365 as global head of sales, a nine-year journey which saw them acquired by Sybase, a US based software house who themselves where then acquired by SAP, one of the world's largest software companies. Howard then ran the telecommunication vertical for SAP as global general manager. His most recent role before joining ChartCo was global head of telecoms and distribution for Blackberry.

Peter McNaney

Peter McNaney
Chief Technical Officer

Peter joined ChartCo in January 2018 to strengthen leadership in our critical R&D area as we continue the growth and development of our core software business. Peter's background includes managing large scale cross-technology and managed services, transformation engagements and strategic consulting. His extensive experience in people management, commercial management and professional services in local and global blue chip organisations, ensures our commitment and focus in the ongoing drive to launch high quality products and implementation projects.