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Mike Darcey

Non Exec Chairman
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Jenny Davies

CEO
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Kevin Paige

Chief Technology Officer
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Kelly Simkiss

Managing Director - UK
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Paul Pintiliescu

Managing Director - International
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Andrew Goldwater

Chief Financial Officer
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Jennie Cronin

Chief People Officer
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Mike Darcey

Non Exec Chairman

Mike has a track record of guiding a variety of businesses, including market leaders and disruptive challengers, through periods of rapid change and growth.  He was CEO at News UK from the start of 2013 through to late 2015 and, prior to this, spent 15 years at BSkyB as both Head of Strategy and COO respectively. As part of the Sky senior team he was responsible for all of Sky’s B2B lines of business and was involved in the acquisition of Easynet in 2005 which led to the subsequent launch of the broadband business. Mike has also held a number of high profile non-executive Director roles at PA Group and Home Retail Group.

Joining M247 in May 2017 Mike saw a lot of opportunity within the business and is now working with the team to shape the strategy of the company in order to achieve more.

Jenny Davies

CEO

Jenny Davies joined M247 in 2016; became Operations Director in 2017 and was appointed CEO in 2018.

Jenny brings a wealth of experience to M247 having managed large customer service delivery operations in regulated environments; spending over a decade in regulated utilities and then moving into the telecommunications industry. Before M247, Jenny was a senior leader in Openreach, the regulated division of the BT Group, where she led large operational teams, was latterly involved in the rollout of superfast broadband and led the operational readiness team trialling and rolling out new products such as G.Fast.  Prior to BT, Jenny was an Operations Director at FTSE 100 Water Company United Utilities where she had spent 12 years in various leadership roles. Outside of work Jenny likes to travel, exercise and spend time with her young family.

Kevin Paige

Chief Technology Officer

Kevin Paige has more than 30 years’ experience in the telecoms and IT industries of building successful companies and sponsoring technology innovation. Currently the Chief Technology Officer at M247, a leading connectivity and internet infrastructure provider, he has a CV that includes senior roles with Manx Telecom, eircom Group, Level 3 Communications, Cable and Wireless, Vodafone UK, Barclays Bank and British Airways. In his previous role Kevin played a key role in supporting the industry adoption of Cloud based infrastructure to deliver SDN and NFV based services.

As M247’s CTO, Kevin wants to ensure the company provides an effective and innovative set of products & solutions that ensures its customers can lever the business benefits of a rapidly evolving technology landscape in which Cloud and Connectivity services are at the heart of this change.

Kelly Simkiss

Managing Director - UK

As UK Managing Director 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. 

Paul Pintiliescu

Managing Director - International

Paul started his career with M247 in 2009 whilst studying for a Computer Sciences Degree at Salford University. In 2013, he relocated to Bucharest, Romania, in order to establish a new M247 European operation. He was promoted to the position of European Director in 2014 and became the International Managing Director in 2019. 

Andrew Goldwater

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew is a B2B services executive with experience in highly acquisitive private equity and public company environments. Andrew is a ‘top 4 trained’ qualified Chartered Accountant with extensive commercial acumen and track record in delivering success.

He has been working within the UK telecoms industry for over 10 years, working in general management, commercial and financial senior roles at Daisy Group, BNS, Telecom Group PLC and Ernst & Young. He then went on to be Chief Financial Officer at Onyx Group before joining M247.

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.

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