- Company: Director
Sir Francis Newman BT received a BA in International Monetary Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Business School) and, upon graduating, joined NM Rothschild & Sons. At Rothschild Francis provided advisory services on currency hedging strategies and also managed large multi-million $ fixed-income portfolios for governments. Francis later joined Galloway Group a large Sheet Metal Ductwork Manufacturer-Contractor where he worked for 11 years rising to become the Vice Chairman and building it into the market leader. Using his experience from this M & E contracting he founded Cadweb LTD in 1995; eventually leaving and selling it in 2014 to Wilmott Dixon. He saw the need to manage the large volumes of project information generated during a construction contract and combined it with the emerging availability of the internet as a convenient medium to facilitate these exchanges. He is seen as an EDMS Maven. Since then he has invested and sits on the boards of a portfolio of companies. Among his interests are his directorships in the award winning Software Company Rapiere Software and The Rapid Group.