Board Members

Our Board of Directors come from a wide range of backgrounds which enables us access to a broad knowledge base.

David Whelan

Chief Executive Officer

David is a tech entrepreneur and founder of Immersive VR Education. He is a former Editor-in-chief of Virtual Reality Reviewer and a multi-awarding winning VR director and producer with 10+ years web development, a background in app creation and programming large CRM systems. David believes in a future where education is accessible to all no matter your geographical location or financial status.

Richard Cooper

Non-Executive Chairman

Richard has over 25 years experience as a Finance Director, in both publicly traded and privately-owned companies in a variety of service industries including gaming, insurance, and financial services. Richard has significant operations and M&A skills, is highly commercial, possesses AIM, TSX and LSE official list technical experience and has extensive contacts in London City and in the Gaming sector.

Seamus Larrissey

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Seamus has 11+ years experience in finance. His previous roles include a senior finance position at TSSG Group looking after 100+ staff and researchers and as an auditor for Ernst & Young.

Sandra Whelan

Chief Operating Officer

Sandra is a former editor at Virtual Reality Reviewer. She has considerable experience including many years in corporate accounts management at E-Drive Group Telematics. Sandra has also worked with large corporations contract management and holds a Diploma in Project Management from the University College Dublin Professional Academy.

Praveen Gupta

Non-Executive Director

Current VP of HTC Investments and Partnerships. Praveen has a wealth of experience in corporate business development and M&A with previous roles such as VP corporate and business development at SK Telecom, Director at Lucent/Nokia and executive director and partner at CDIB Ventures and management positions at Fujitsu-ICL Systems.

Kenny Jacobs

Non-Executive Director

Kenny Jacobs is the former Chief Marketing Officer of Ryanair PLC where he oversaw digital, sales & marketing and customer service as the airline doubled in size from 2014-2020. Ryanair is Europe’s biggest airline and the worlds most visited airline website. Previously was the Chief Marketing Officer of Moneysupermarket PLC and Tesco. He is currently the founder at H&H Consulting and advising clients in retail, aviation and technology sectors.

Frank Poore

Non-Executive Director

Frank is the founder and former CEO of CommerceHub. As an e-commerce innovator, Frank successfully pioneered drop-ship fulfilment and built an industry-leading company that today is the dominant market leader enabling over $30B (£22B/€25B) in recurring sales for 15,000 of the largest retailers, brands, distributors and marketplaces in North America.

Frank has 25 years’ experience raising capital, building world class teams, closing seven figure deals and successfully executing against plan. As CEO, Frank engineered four liquidity events for shareholders and employees - first through a sale of the company to Liberty Media/QVC in 2006, second via public offering in 2016 (Nasdaq:CHUBK), third through a take-private sale of the company to GTCR and Sycamore Partners for $1.1B in 2018, and fourth through a majority sale to Insight Partners for nearly $2B in 2020.