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Jennie Cronin

Chief People Officer
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Jason Daniels

Chief Technology Officer
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Andy Leitch

Interim CEO/ Chief Financial Officer
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Kelly Simkiss

Chief Operating Officer
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Andy Tatlock

Chief Sales Officer
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Jennie Cronin

Chief People Officer

Jennie is an experienced HR professional with a passion for ensuring a people centric strategy is enveloped business wide and has a voice at board level. With over 20 years HR experience, of which 15 have been in leadership positions, Jennie joined M247 as Chief People Officer in July 2020 during a time of unprecedented change for employees and employers worldwide.

Over the last six years Jennie has worked within the Telecommunications industry, and before joining M247 worked at Maintel Holdings Plc where she led the people workstream of an acquisition. Within this role, as Chief People Officer, she ensured HR was represented at board level and went on to lead a cultural transformation programme over a three year period. Prior to this, Jennie has worked within a wide range of industries including retail, IT & Services and FMCG, developing her understanding of how to analyse and support the needs of an organisation through innovative HR strategies.

Jennie believes that organisations are only ever as good as their people and is passionate about ensuring they succeed by realising the potential of their employees.

In Jennie’s own words, she is a juggler.  She is married with 3 young children and they keep her very busy outside of work.

Jason Daniels

Chief Technology Officer

An innovator, entrepreneur, and Chief Technology Officer, Jason joined M247 in February 2021. His career to date, spanning the last 24 years, has seen Jason work for some of the world’s largest enterprise IT service providers.  With a passion for people and technology, Jason has created high-performing digital teams focused on developing and delivering platforms and products based on next-generation cloud and application technology.

In his role as CTO at M247, Jason is focussed on ensuring customers stay connected through the provision of intelligent and transformative technology, that continually evolves.

Prior to joining M247 Jason’s passion for software and disruptive change saw him recognised as a Fujitsu distinguished engineer and his passion for people has seen him work with founders of many start-ups. Working with some of the latest advancements in quantum computing, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain, Jason spent time in Tokyo, Europe, and America’s cross-pollinating technology and driving adoption in some of the world’s largest companies.

Andy Leitch

Interim CEO/ Chief Financial Officer

An enthusiastic and experienced CFO, Andy joined M247 in January 2021. Throughout Andy’s career he has worked in a variety of industries including ventilation and smoke control, aircraft interiors, aerostructures. With over 10 years’ experience as CFO he is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with Ernst and Young and has a BA in Accounting from the University of Strathclyde.

Prior to joining M247, Andy was the Chief Financial Officer for 2 years for Colt Group Limited where he was instrumental in getting the business ready for sale to Kingspan PLC. Undertaking the streamlining of reporting systems, improving EBITDA as well as running the sale process for shareholders alongside the management team and advisors.

Through his career Andy has worked in a variety of finance roles for a wide range of companies including Angus International Safety Group Limited (AISG), AIM Altitude, Spirit AeroSystems and Motorola. During this time he developed an understanding of how to strategically review company finances, implement growth strategies including acquisition and improving the efficiency of financial reporting. During his early career, Andy lived and worked in the USA, Hong Kong and Scotland.

Kelly Simkiss

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer at M247 Kelly brings with her a wealth of experience from over 11 years working in operational and change management roles. Kelly’s career history spans across many industries including utilities, retail, telecoms and aviation and she joined M247 in 2018 following being Head of Terminal 2 and then Head of Airport Development at Manchester Airport Group.

Kelly is passionate about delivering great customer service through engaged people and this will be her focus within M247. 

Andy Tatlock

Chief Sales Officer

Appointed as the Chief Sales Officer in 2021, Andy has a career spanning 15 years working in commercial sales, and more specifically 10 years working within the IT and Telecommunications sector. Andy joined the business in 2011 and is one of the first employees of the founding Metronet group.

As the CSO Andy is responsible for the presales, sales and marketing teams internationally across the group. Collectively these teams are accountable to support both new and existing customers and partners solve their IT challenges through our extensive technology solutions.

Andy is a passionate and enthusiastic leader and draws upon his extensive sales experience in Enterprise, SME and Channel to fully support any business in their digital transformation journey.

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