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John Cotterell

Advisory Board Member

John is the CEO of Endava (NYSE:DAVA), a British public-listed software development company founded in 2000 in London, United Kingdom. Endava provide digital transformation consulting, agile software development services and various automation-solutions.

John is regarded as one of the UK’s leading technology entrepreneurs and indeed was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year in 2011.

John entered the Computer Services industry with Hoskyns (now Capgemini), where he gained a broad range of experience of business practices in the industry. At Capgemini, John set up the Business Process Outsourcing division taking it from a greenfield start-up to 450 people over a 5 year period. In February 2000 he founded Concise which merged with Compudava in April 2006 to form Endava.

Since then, under John’s leadership, Endava has grown to become one of the world’s leading near shore technology companies, employing more than 11,000 highly skilled experts and with a market cap of over $4 billion.

Alongside this, John is an active philanthropist and community leader both in the UK and very much in the cities and towns across Europe where Endava has become the employment aspiration for a generation of technologists.