Rob Maclean


Our Fearless Leader/ Our Courageous Captain

My Role at ADS.

Steering and steadying the ship, whilst making sure we’re always moving forward, pointed in the right direction. Finding (and keeping) the right people for the right positions, counting the pennies, helping clients achieve their business goals. After graduating with a Masters in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from Oxford University, I worked in Financial Services for American Express and then Nedbank for 10 years. In 2008 I dipped my toes into the shark-infested waters of entrepreneurship and, after a couple of false starts, launched App Developer Studio in 2012.

If I could be anything or anyone other than myself, what would it be?

A dolphin
because… well, isn’t it obvious? It’s a freekin’ dolphin.