Change of Chair Role at

Kevin McDonnell, Chairman of, has announced plans to step down from his role whilst the company is in the process of completing a significant VC investment. This strategic move is designed to support the company in its global expansion.

Kevin McDonnell has served as Chairman of since 2020, leading the company through a period of substantial transformation. His leadership has been instrumental in shaping the company’s strategic direction and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.

“I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved at and am confident that as the funding round draws to a close, the new investment will propel the company to even greater heights,” said Kevin McDonnell. “I am fully supportive of this transition and am excited to see the positive impact it will have on our company’s future.”

The new incoming Chairman, Paul de Gruchy Gaudin, will assume the role from September 1st 2023. Paul brings a wealth of international experience across a range of business sectors and a proven track record of success, which will be invaluable in guiding the company through its next phase of growth.

“I am thrilled to welcome Paul as the new Chairman of” said Kevin McDonnell. “I have the utmost confidence in his ability to lead the company forward and am excited to see what the future holds under his leadership.”

Kevin McDonnell has been an invaluable asset to the company, myself and the team, and we will miss his advice and leadership for which we are very grateful. His support will continue in other capacities once the current funding round closes. Equally, I’m looking forward to welcoming Paul into the fold as we build and execute the strategy for Jiva to reach its full potential.

Dr Manish Patel, CEO.



In accepting the new role of Chairman, Paul said, “Jiva is at a tremendously exciting point in its journey and it is a credit to Kevin’s leadership. I am looking forward to taking the business onto the global stage and leveraging the deep foundations which have been developed for scale. We have a great team with a very impressive technical platform and solution!”



Manish Patel

CEO @ Jiva. Stringer of numbers in complex patterns.

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