Leadership

Simon Segars

Simon Segars

Chief Executive Officer 

Simon Segars, CEO, has been at the heart of transformational change in the technology industry for 25 years. He led the development of early ARM processors for the world’s first digital mobile phones and now spearheads ARM’s vision for smart and connected technologies that create better social, economic, education and health prospects for all. Before being appointed CEO in July 2013, Simon held several leadership positions within ARM’s engineering and business development teams. He lives in California’s Silicon Valley, but spends much of his time meeting leading influencers in the world’s technology hubs in the US, Europe and China.  

Simon serves on the Boards of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC), and as a non-executive director at Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

He holds a number of embedded CPU architecture patents and earned his BEng in electronic engineering from the University of Sussex as well as an MSc in computer science from the University of Manchester.

Rene Haas

Rene Haas

President, Intellectual Property Group

Rene Haas is President of ARM’s Intellectual Property Group (IPG), which licenses advanced semiconductor products and enabling technologies to a global ecosystem of partners creating billions of intelligent devices around the world each year. He leads the strategic vision and operational execution of all functions of the IPG business including product development, engineering, sales, marketing, and commercial operations. He is based in Shanghai, China, but spends significant time in all major global technology hubs including Cambridge, England, and Silicon Valley. Rene is passionate about guiding the next phase of IPG growth and ensuring its continuing commercial success across all relevant markets.

He joined ARM in 2013 and has served as ARM’s Chief Commercial Officer and vice president of strategic alliances. Previously, Rene held multiple applications management, applications engineering and product engineering roles, including a seven year period at NVIDIA as vice president and general manager of its computing products business.

Graham Budd

Graham Budd

Chief Operating Officer 

Graham Budd was appointed Chief Operating Officer in July 2008. Prior to this he was EVP and General Manager of the Processor Division from July 2005. He joined ARM in 1992 as a VLSI design engineer and led the development of several of ARM's early system-on-chip designs. Since then he has held a number of engineering, marketing and operations leadership roles. He is a chartered engineer.

Phillip Davis

Philip Davis

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Philip Davis joined ARM as General Counsel on 1 September 2014. He was subsequently appointed Company Secretary on 11 May 2015. Philip was previously Legal Director of the Enterprise Division of Vodafone from 2012. Philip has 20 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer in business, having worked in both private legal practice and public companies in the UK and globally. Former roles include General Counsel & Company Secretary of Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc, W S Atkins plc and Bookham Technology plc.

Kirsty Gill

Kirsty Gill

EVP, People

Kirsty joined ARM in 2002 and has held various leadership roles in the People Team including Executive Remuneration, Rewards, Organizational Effectiveness, People Services and Systems. She is known for her achievements on developing programs that deliver high performance, high engagement and progressive organizations. At ARM she is focused on creating a workplace where people love to collaborate, growth is encouraged and innovation flourishes, all done in ARM’s own unique way. Prior to ARM, Kirsty was HR Director for a start-up company, GF-X, and started her HR career at Accenture.

Mike Muller

Mike Muller

Chief Technology Officer 

Mike Muller was one of the founders of ARM. Before joining the Group, he was responsible for hardware strategy and the development of portable products at Acorn Computers. He was previously at Orbis Computers. At ARM he was VP, Marketing from 1992 to 1996 and EVP, Business Development until October 2000 when he was appointed Chief Technology Officer. In October 2001, he was appointed to the Board.

Dipesh Patel

Dipesh Patel

EVP Incubation Businesses 

Dipesh is EVP Incubation Businesses as of October 2015 and is responsible for development of new businesses to create solutions to enable the Internet of Things. He was previously EVP Technical Operations, responsible for ARM's infrastructure used for IP development. Before this role he was general manager of the physical design group. Dipesh joined ARM in 1997 and has held senior management positions working primarily in System on Chip (SoC) related activities including vice president of Technology for physical IP and Director of Research.

Andy Smith

Andy Smith

Chief Information Officer

Andy Smith joined ARM in 2014 as Chief Information Officer. Prior to this he spent 5 years as a Government CIO working for one of the agencies within Defence. Before that he worked for 20 years with BP in a variety of roles and locations around the world, the last 8 years of which were spent on a series of challenging CIO roles.

Allen Wu

Allen Wu

EVP and President of ARM Greater China 

Allen Wu was appointed President of ARM Greater China in January 2013. He joined ARM in 2004 and held the roles of President of ARM China and Country Manager & VP of sales for ARM China. Prior to ARM, Allen was VP of Corporate Marketing at Arasor, Entrepreneur in Residence at NEC America, and the founder of AccelerateMobile. He held sales and engineering positions at Mentor Graphics, LSI Logic, and Intel in the Silicon Valley. Allen holds two US patents in core based IC design methodology.

Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy

Chief Financial Officer 

Chris Kennedy joined the Board as Chief Financial Officer on 1 September 2015. He brings to ARM more than 20 years of international experience in senior financial roles in a broad range of sectors, most recently at easyJet plc where he was CFO from 2010 onwards and a key part of the management team that transformed its performance. Prior to this he worked at EMI plc and was appointed to the board of EMI’s holding company, Maltby Ltd in 2008 as CFO and then Chief Investment Officer.