Dean Forbes


As CEO Dean is responsible for KDS’ Strategy and Operations. Having originally joined KDS as EVP for Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Dean transformed the KDS offering by leading the development of new products, the KDS partner programme and a number of marketing initiatives which lead to record breaking performance in 2010.

Before joining KDS, Dean Forbes worked for the IT giant Oracle, where he was Group Vice President for project and portfolio management solutions on a worldwide basis, whilst also participating on Oracles UK Executive committee. In this role Dean was one of the youngest Vice Presidents in the Oracle’s recent history. Prior to the company being acquired by Oracle in 2008, Dean had previously led international sales and commercial activity at Primavera where he grew the company’s sales and international presence across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has also held management positions at Motorola and Isis Telecommunications.

A keen car collector and an avid sports fan, Forbes actively participates in work for a number of charities and not-for-profit organisations. He is also on twitter @DeanForbesKDS).