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Darryl Edwards

CEO
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Jennie Cronin

Chief People Officer
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Andy Leitch

Chief Financial Officer
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Martin Ford

International CEO
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Greg Hudson

Head of Technology
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Darryl Edwards

CEO

Appointed as CEO of M247 in August 2021, Darryl has more than 35 years of experience within the telecommunication industry. His previous roles have included Chairman of the Board and non-Executive Director for listed company’s and various Chief Executive and Sales positions.

Most recently Darryls’ positions included the President & CEO of ECI Telecom, Chairman of MACH, Lead Director EXFO: NASDAQ, CEO AIRCOM, and Global Sales Leader for Nortel.

Darryl brings a wealth of industry and executive experience, much of it gained through working closely with various Private Equity companies.

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.

Andy Leitch

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.

Martin Ford

International CEO

Martin has 25 years’ experience as an international telecoms leader, and joined M247 in June 2021.

Drawing upon his time at GTT as both President, UK & APAC, and as part of the Infrastructure (EXA) leadership, Martin will lead M247 International team, ensuring our vision, technical capability and strategy drives our and our customers business forwards in today’s digitally evolving world.

Having resided in the US for two years on assignment with Level (3) (Lumen), Martin worked extensively across EMEA. He thrives in the volatile world of global IT and telecommunications and has led numerous post-acquisition integrations and change programmes designed to scale organisations and deliver sustainable performance improvement.

Working as an assembler programmer for BT in the formative part of his career, he progressed to various management functions specifically within global finance sales.

Committed to the ethos that an empowered culture which creates, encourages and celebrates strong teams can achieve greatness, he’s honoured to be leading the next chapter of M247 International business.

Greg Hudson

Head of Technology

Passionate about technology and innovation, Greg joined M247 in January 2019 as a Cloud Solutions Architect and has quickly risen through the ranks, now sitting as part of the Executive Board as our Head of Technology.

A self-proclaimed admirer of disruptive and emerging technology, Greg’s career within the IT industry spans over 2 decades, starting with IBM after a fleeting month working in the banking sector where he quickly realised that was not for him. Greg’s 20 year career has incorporated a wide range of IT roles and responsibilities, where he has built a strong foundation of knowledge and understanding of technical areas across many businesses and verticals; having undertaken roles including helpdesk, engineering/devops, pre-sales and consultancy a to name a few.

With a strong focus on people and customers, Greg takes a ‘people first’ approach and loves seeing how the real-life application of technology into a business can bring many benefits when done right. Having led many digital transformation projects for a range of businesses, Greg has now created a high performing technology team at M247, which focuses on leveraging technology to deliver business value and outcomes.

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