Roy set up his first business at 22 years old, eventually employing 400 people and selling it when he was 30.
Joining government to lead Skills and Employment programmes in Merseyside he discovered European funding and the work of regeneration.
Since 1998 Roy has been working with a portfolio of businesses to help them achieve super growth, including investing in one company turning over £10m and taking it to £180m before a sale in 2015.
He has worked extensively outside the UK; opened 25 businesses in 15 countries and undertaken consultancy in 85 countries around the world.
Commenting on the new appointment Julia Glenn, CEO said ” We are delighted that Roy is joining the Extremis Technology team and I am confident that Roy’s experience and contacts will add considerable commercial advantage to the company and our continued growth in 2017.