Leadership

The Board

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Richard Last - Independent Non-Executive Chairman


Richard Last

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Richard Last
Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Richard was CEO of Lynx Group Plc an IT software, solutions and services group listed on the London Stock Exchange from 1991 until 2002 when Lynx was acquired by Skandia Group. At the same time Richard completed a buy out of the Lynx IT business. Richard is currently Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Servelec Group Plc, a UK based technology group, and British Smaller Companies VCT 2 plc, both listed on the London Stock Exchange. Richard is also Chairman and Non-Executive Director of AIM listed Arcontech Group plc, a financial services software company, and of Lighthouse Group plc, an AIM quoted financial services group. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Corero Network Security plc an AIM quoted IT security solutions provider as well as a number of private companies. Richard joined the board of Gamma in June 2014.

Richard has a BA (Hons) from Sheffield University in Political Theory and Institutions and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Bob Falconer - CEO


Bob Falconer

Chief Executive Officer

Bob Falconer
Chief Executive Officer

Bob began his career at BT’s Research Laboratories before joining ICI in 1987, becoming the global telecoms manager. Following the demerger of Zeneca, he joined Racal Electronics plc as a director in the Group’s Network Services division during which time he was a key figure in the acquisition and integration of the Telecoms division of British Rail and the subsequent sale of the business to Global Crossing. Bob joined Gamma in 2003 as COO before being appointed CEO in 2004 and has continued to drive the business with a clear strategic focus and strong operational quality ethos.

Bob has a B.Sc.(Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Richard Bligh - Chief Operating Office


Richard Bligh

Chief Operating Officer

Richard Bligh
Chief Operating Officer

Richard joined Gamma in 2004 and nearly 20 years telecoms experience in a variety of Marketing and Business Development Vice President roles. These include UK and international experience in ECI Conferencing, Intertek plc, Global Crossing and Racal Telecom. Richard has extensive experience of business markets from serving multi national corporates to selling via the channel.

Richard is a graduate of Cardiff University and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Andrew Belshaw - Chief Financial Officer


Andrew Belshaw

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Belshaw
Chief Financial Officer

Andrew has been Chief Financial Officer of Gamma since 2007. A Chartered Accountant by background, he has worked in both audit and corporate finance of two of the "Big4" accountancy firms specialising in providing advice to a wide range of clients in the Technology and Telecoms space. After leaving practice, Andrew worked alongside the Commercial Director in a new business development role at Xansa plc before joining Gamma.

Andrew's first degree was in Maths from Cambridge and his MBA was gained from Warwick Business School in 2004.

Alan Gibbins - Independent Non-Executive Director


Alan Gibbins

Independent Non-Executive Director

Alan Gibbins
Independent Non-Executive Director

Alan has extensive experience of public company reporting and financial services spanning 30 years with Price Waterhouse and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, having been a Partner from 1985 until 2006. His responsibilities included one of the main London audit groups and he was an Audit and Business Assurance Partner. Alan has been a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman for BlueBay Asset Management plc as well as being a Non-Executive Director for a number of private companies. Alan joined the board of Gamma in June 2014 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Alan has an MA in Modern History from Lincoln College Oxford and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Martin Lea - Independent Non-Executive Director


Martin Lea

Independent Non-Executive Director

Martin Lea
Independent Non-Executive Director

Martin has 20 years of experience leading mid-sized telecommunications and support services businesses under both public and private equity ownership. He has a track record of building value both through organic growth, operational restructuring and strategic M&A. His international experience extends across USA, Europe and Asia. Most recently he served as interim CEO at Multicom Security Group in Sweden. From 2004 to 2011 he was CEO of Invitel with operations in Hungary and Central Europe. Prior to this, he served as EVP of Intertek Group Plc, where he was global CEO of its ETL-SEMKO division. Martin spent the first 20 years of his career at Racal Electronics plc, where he latterly served as MD of Racal Telecom and before that EMEA President for its data services businesses. Martin joined the board of Gamma in June 2014 and is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Martin has a BA(Hons) in Business Studies from Kingston Polytechnic and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Andrew Stone - Non-Executive Director


Andrew Stone

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrew Stone
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrew is Managing Partner of St Albans Capital LLP and a Founding Director of Greenstone Plus Ltd. From 2010 to June 2012 Andrew was a consultant to Armajaro Trading Ltd, a global soft commodity house and from July 2012 an Executive Director of Armajaro Trading Ltd. From January to July 2013 Andrew assumed the role of CEO. From 1993 to 2006 Andrew was employed at ED&F Man in a variety of senior positions in Asia and in London. Latterly, at ED&F Man, Andrew was responsible for the Sugar Trading book worldwide. Andrew joined the Board of Gamma in 2011.

Andrew speaks three languages and is a European Business Administration graduate from the European Business School, London.

Wu Long Peng - Non-Executive Director


Wu Long Peng

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Wu Long Peng
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Long Peng has more than 30 years’ experience in Finance and Corporate affairs. He is an Executive Director of Kuok (Singapore) Limited, Pacific Carriers Limited and Malaysian Bulk Carriers Berhad (a company listed on Bursa Malaysia). He is also a non-Executive Director of Pacc Offshore Services Limited (a company listed on the Singapore Exchange). Long Peng joined the board of Gamma in 2011.

Long Peng is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

The leadership team

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Bob Falconer - CEO


Bob Falconer

Chief Executive Officer

Bob Falconer
Chief Executive Officer

Bob began his career at BT’s Research Laboratories before joining ICI in 1987, becoming the global telecoms manager. Following the demerger of Zeneca, he joined Racal Electronics plc as a director in the Group’s Network Services division during which time he was a key figure in the acquisition and integration of the Telecoms division of British Rail and the subsequent sale of the business to Global Crossing. Bob joined Gamma in 2003 as COO before being appointed CEO in 2004 and has continued to drive the business with a clear strategic focus and strong operational quality ethos.

Bob has a B.Sc.(Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Richard Bligh - Chief Operating Office


Richard Bligh

Chief Operating Officer

Richard Bligh
Chief Operating Officer

Richard joined Gamma in 2004 and nearly 20 years telecoms experience in a variety of Marketing and Business Development Vice President roles. These include UK and international experience in ECI Conferencing, Intertek plc, Global Crossing and Racal Telecom. Richard has extensive experience of business markets from serving multi national corporates to selling via the channel.

Richard is a graduate of Cardiff University and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Andy Morris - Group Marketing Director


Andy Morris

Managing Director, Service and Operations

Andy Morris
Managing Director, Service and Operations

Andy joined Gamma in 2006 with a proven track record of establishing and running high quality, customer orientated, operations. Previously Cable & Wireless he successfully ran a business unit responsible for 12 of Cable and Wireless's largest corporate customers including Marks and Spencer and Alliance and Leicester. Prior to that he was involved with a number of Telecom's start ups both in the UK and across a number of European countries. He spent the early part of his career with GEC Marconi Aerospace and is an Engineering graduate of Nottingham Trent University.

PAul Peel - Programme Director


Paul Peel

Programme Director

Paul Peel
Programme Director

Paul joined the Leadership Team as its Programme Director having spent over 20 years managing programmes and projects in technology intensive industries. A graduate of the RMA Sandhurst, he spent his early years in telecoms with the Royal Signals completing a degree in electronic systems engineering en route. He joined Gamma from General Dynamics in 2003 since when he has been involved in delivering many of Gamma's significant business transformation projects.

He has an MBA and Masters degrees from Kings College London and Cranfield University. He is also a Member of the British Computer Society reflecting his wider role at the head of Gamma's software development teams.

Andrew Belshaw - Chief Financial Officer


Andrew Belshaw

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Belshaw
Chief Financial Officer

Andrew has been Chief Financial Officer of Gamma since 2007. A Chartered Accountant by background, he has worked in both audit and corporate finance of two of the "Big4" accountancy firms specialising in providing advice to a wide range of clients in the Technology and Telecoms space. After leaving practice, Andrew worked alongside the Commercial Director in a new business development role at Xansa plc before joining Gamma.

Andrew's first degree was in Maths from Cambridge and his MBA was gained from Warwick Business School in 2004.

Malcolm Goddard - Group Commercial Director


Malcolm Goddard

Group Commercial Director

Malcolm Goddard
Group Commercial Director

Malcolm joined Gamma in 2005 bringing over 15 years experience in M&A, multi-national procurement, business management and IT outsourcing.

Malcolm's early career was with ICI and Astrazeneca, and he has a degree in Engineering from Cambridge University.

David Macfarlane - Managing Director (Gamma Network Solutions)


David Macfarlane

Managing Director - Gamma Network Solutions

David Macfarlane
Managing Director - Gamma Network Solutions

David joined Gamma in 2012 following Gamma’s acquisition of his managed services business Varidion Limited and now heads up Gamma Network Solutions, our enterprise solutions division. Prior to this, David was the CTO at Sirocom and laterally the Group CTO at Azzurri Communications and has over 25 years experience in creating and delivering managed services.

Alan Mackie - Products Director


Alan Mackie

Products Director

Alan Mackie
Product Director

Alan has over 20 years' experience in the telecoms and data managed services industry, in senior product management, marketing and project management roles. Immediately prior to his current role, Alan was Head of Voice Services at Gamma, having undertaken product/project management roles at application hosting companies, Aspective and Global Crossing earlier in his career.

Alan is a graduate of Napier University, with a degree in Communications Engineering.

Daryl Pile - Director - Public Sector


Daryl Pile

Managing Director

Daryl Pile
Managing Director

Daryl joined Gamma in 2003 and has a proven track record in overseeing revenue and margin growth in the telecoms industry. With over 17 years’ of experience, he has taken a number of business development roles including Head of Channel and Sales Director at companies such as Telia, Uniworld and Gamma. Prior to his current position, Daryl was Head of Sales for the PBX / UC channel overseeing the development of around half our channel partners.

Daryl is a graduate of the University of Surrey with a degree in Economics.

Cem Ahmet - Managing Director - Gamma Business Communications


Cem Ahmet

Managing Director - Gamma Business Communications

Cem Ahmet
Managing Director - Gamma Business Communications

Cem joined Gamma in 2006 and has nearly 18 years telecoms experience in a variety of marketing and sales roles. These include working at four different telecoms companies in the UK and gaining European experience whilst head of marketing for Global Crossing. Cem has extensive experience of business markets, from serving multi-national corporates, mid-market and SME businesses to selling via the channel. Prior to his current position, Cem was the Sales Director and helped Gamma Business Communications achieve record growth levels over the last two years.

Cem is a graduate of the University of the West of England with a degree in business studies and combined science.

John Murphy - Customer Service Director


John Murphy

Customer Service Director

John Murphy
Customer Service Director

John joined Gamma in 2010 and has worked within an operational environment for over 15 years. Formally a change management consultant, John has extensive experience with leading large scale customer change programmes within telecoms, utilities and financial services environments. Prior to his current position, John was the Head of Customer Services at Gamma directly responsible for the provisioning and support teams within Customer Operations.