Leadership

The Board

Richard Last

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.

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor

Andrew George Taylor, Chief Executive Officer

Andrew has over 22 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, and has a demonstrable track record of achievement in previous roles, both in the UK and internationally. Until recently, Andrew was Chief Executive Officer of Nomad Digital, a provider of IP connectivity and digital solutions to the global transportation sector. In this role (2013-2017), Andrew was responsible for establishing Nomad as a leader in the sector, and when acquired by Alstom in 2017, was serving over 50 global customers from 20 offices.

Before joining Nomad, Andrew was Digicel’s Regional Chief Executive Officer (2012-2013), with responsibility for all fixed and mobile operations across the Northern Caribbean. In this role, Andrew had responsibility for all fixed network services and business / ICT solutions across 26 international markets, and was responsible for driving significant growth in both revenues and profitability.

From 2008 to 2010, Andrew was Chief Executive of Intec Telecom PLC, a provider of software solutions, with over 400 customers located in 120 countries, and served by over 1,700 employees. After a period of significant growth and business improvement, Intec was acquired by CSG in 2010

Andrew Belshaw

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 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 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 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

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

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor

Andrew George Taylor, Chief Executive Officer

Andrew has over 22 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, and has a demonstrable track record of achievement in previous roles, both in the UK and internationally. Until recently, Andrew was Chief Executive Officer of Nomad Digital, a provider of IP connectivity and digital solutions to the global transportation sector. In this role (2013-2017), Andrew was responsible for establishing Nomad as a leader in the sector, and when acquired by Alstom in 2017, was serving over 50 global customers from 20 offices.

Before joining Nomad, Andrew was Digicel’s Regional Chief Executive Officer (2012-2013), with responsibility for all fixed and mobile operations across the Northern Caribbean. In this role, Andrew had responsibility for all fixed network services and business / ICT solutions across 26 international markets, and was responsible for driving significant growth in both revenues and profitability.

From 2008 to 2010, Andrew was Chief Executive of Intec Telecom PLC, a provider of software solutions, with over 400 customers located in 120 countries, and served by over 1,700 employees. After a period of significant growth and business improvement, Intec was acquired by CSG in 2010

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.

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.

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.

David Doherty

Product Director, Access and Digital Strategy

David has been with Gamma since 2016 and leads the networking and access product portfolio. He is also responsible for Gamma’s overall digital strategy. David has held a number of senior positions responsible for product development, large change programmes and ICT leadership in managed service providers such as Racal, NTL Business (now Virgin Media Business), Vanco and Easynet. Previous to joining Gamma, David was ICT Director for Ofcom the UK communications regulator. Outside work David enjoys cooking, photography and has recently taken up running.

Steve Lowe

Product Director, Mobile

Steve has over 23 years’ experience in the mobile telecommunications industry. Having held senior operational and product development roles at BT Cellnet and One 2 One, Steve established and led the Mobile Virtual Network Operator businesses of Kingston Communications and BT. For the past 14 years, he has provided hands-on consultancy services to a variety of mobile network operators and mobile virtual network operators across Europe, including Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone. Steve joined Gamma in July 2018 to lead the development of its mobile business.

Phil Stubbs

Chief Technical Officer

Phil joined Gamma at the beginning of 2018 to lead the Company’s technical strategy and manage the end-to-end design and development of the Gamma network and products. He has over 20 years experience in delivering high value solutions within communications companies, both within network operators and solution vendors. Phil spent the early part of his career in software development at Vodafone and has degrees in Electronic Engineering and Mathematics.

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.

Malcolm Goddard

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.

Andrew Belshaw

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.

Pam Williams

Human Resources Director

As a senior Human Resources Leader with international experience, Pam has over 20 years’ operational and strategic experience gained in a diverse range of sectors including information products, technology, creative digital media and the public sector. She has a demonstrable track record in building organisational capability through transformational change; growing leadership and workforce capability and contributing to business effectiveness. Pam has worked in start-up, entrepreneurial and established organisations ranging from SMEs through to a Fortune 200 organisation leading HR teams and in stand-alone roles. Pam has an MA in Coaching & Mentoring Practice (Oxford Brookes) and an MBA (OU).  She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Fellow of the CMI.

John Murphy

Group Operations Director, Operations Management

John joined Gamma in 2011 bringing over 15 years of experience delivering successful customer service projects and large financial programmes within Telecoms, Financial Services and Utilities industries.   Having previously spent 8 years as a change management consultant, he then took an operational role for Gamma in 2013 and since that time has worked in various senior operational roles before being appointed to Group Operations Director in 2018.