Leadership

The Board

Richard Last

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Richard is currently Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Servelec Group plc, a UK based technology group and of British Smaller Companies VCT 2 plc, a venture capital trust, 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 and a number of private companies.

Richard is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Bob Falconer

Robert (“Bob”) McKenzie Falconer, Chief Executive Officer

Bob began his career at BT’s Research Laboratories before joining ICI in 1987, rising to become the global telecoms manager for the group. In 1994 Bob took a directorship at Racal Network Services (later Racal Telecom and Global Crossing UK) where he stayed until 2002, during which time he was responsible for group operations. Bob joined Gamma in 2003 as COO before being appointed CEO in 2004.

Bob has a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Andrew Belshaw

Andrew Scott James Belshaw, Finance Director

Andrew has been CFO of Gamma since September 2014, having previously spent seven years in various senior finance roles within the group. A chartered accountant by background, he has worked in both audit and corporate finance at Deloitte and Ernst & Young specialising in providing advice to a wide range of clients in the technology sector. After leaving private practice, Andrew worked alongside the commercial director in a new business development role at Xansa plc before joining Gamma.

Andrew has a degree in maths from St John’s College, Cambridge and gained an MBA from Warwick Business School. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Alan Gibbins

Alan Bertram 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 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 in England and Wales.

Martin Lea

Martin Robert Edward Lea, Independent Non-Executive Director

Martin has over 20 years’ experience leading businesses within the support services, telecommunications and network, integration and service sectors. Most recently, he served as interim CEO at Multicom Security Group, Sweden’s leading provider of monitored alarm transmission services and was President and CEO of Invitel from 2004 to 2011, during which time it grew to become Hungary’s second largest fixed line operator. Prior to Invitel, Martin was Executive Vice President of Intertek Group plc and Managing Director of Racal Telecom, a national UK alternative telecom operator and managed service provider. Martin joined Gamma in June 2014 and is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Martin has a BA 1st class (hons) degree in business studies, and is a fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Andrew Stone

Andrew Jonathan Stone, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrew is a founding Director of Greenstone+ Ltd (formerly Greenstone Carbon Management Ltd) and was previously a Non-Executive Director of Armajaro Trading Ltd, a global soft commodity trading house, from 2011 until 2012 when he was appointed Global Head of Commodities and one of the CEOs from January 2013 to July 2013. Andrew has also acted as Non-Executive Director at Openfield plc, one of the UK’s largest grain marketing organisation. From 1993 to 2006, Andrew was employed at ED&F Man in a variety of senior positions including Managing Director of ED&F Man Asia, and a Director of both SIS 88 Pte Ltd and Asian Blending Pte Ltd. He is also a Director of Epsilon Global Communications Pte Ltd.

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 Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Singapore Exchange) and a Director of Epsilon Global Communications Pte Ltd. Long Peng joined the board of Gamma in 2011.

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


Leadership Team

Bob Falconer

Robert (“Bob”) McKenzie Falconer, Chief Executive Officer

Bob began his career at BT’s Research Laboratories before joining ICI in 1987, rising to become the global telecoms manager for the group. In 1994 Bob took a directorship at Racal Network Services (later Racal Telecom and Global Crossing UK) where he stayed until 2002, during which time he was responsible for group operations. Bob joined Gamma in 2003 as COO before being appointed CEO in 2004.

Bob has a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Andrew Belshaw

Andrew Scott James Belshaw, Finance Director

Andrew has been CFO of Gamma since September 2014, having previously spent seven years in various senior finance roles within the group. A chartered accountant by background, he has worked in both audit and corporate finance at Deloitte and Ernst & Young specialising in providing advice to a wide range of clients in the technology sector. After leaving private practice, Andrew worked alongside the commercial director in a new business development role at Xansa plc before joining Gamma.

Andrew has a degree in maths from St John’s College, Cambridge and gained an MBA from Warwick Business School. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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 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 latterly the Group CTO at Azzurri Communications and has over 25 years experience in creating and delivering managed services.

Cem Ahmet

Managing Director – Gamma Business Communications

Cem joined Gamma in 2006 with 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.

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.

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.

Alan Mackie

Products 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.

John Murphy

Customer Service Director

John joined Gamma in 2010 and has worked within an operational environment for over 15 years. Formerly 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.