Richard Nicol (Chief Executive Officer)
Richard Co-founded Commsworld in 1994 following several years in telecom sales and engineering. Since then he has grown Commsworld, organically and via acquisition, into one of the UK’s most successful and profitable ICT Services organisations. Richard is responsible for the strategic direction of the business and key client relationships along with ensuring Commsworld meet their financial and growth targets.
Graeme St John (Chief Financial Officer)
Graeme qualified as a CA with Ernst & Young and joined Commsworld in 2000 from the Clydesdale Bank and has been a key figure in the development and growth of the company. Graeme has been instrumental in developing Commsworld from a telephone system supplier in 2000 into an ICT Services organisation with strong contractual recurring revenues.
Mark Wright (Sales Director)
Mark joined Commsworld in 1999 following several years in Sales with Lucent Technologies (now Avaya). Mark is responsible for taking the Commsworld message out into the market and growing our market share. Mark heads up a team of Sales professionals who work tirelessly with our existing and new clients.
Martin Davidson (Technical Director)
Martin was Technical Director of Scotia Telecom and took on the same position with Commsworld in 2000 following the merger of the two organisations. Martin is responsible for all of the services and projects delivered by the company and heads up a dedicated team of ICT Engineers and Service Personnel.
Andy Arkle (Director of Convergence)
Andy joined Commsworld in 1998 from Xerox where he spent 15 years working in several senior positions within the organisation throughout the UK. Andy heads up the pre sales consultancy division which consults and designs the new wave solutions required in today’s evolving market.
Malcolm McPherson (Non Executive Chairman)
Malcolm is one of the leading corporate lawyers in Scotland. He specialises in corporate affairs, advising many companies at a strategic level and looking for deal making opportunities across the business world. Malcolm is senior partner of HBJ Gateley Wareing in Scotland and a member of the firm's UK board.
Malcolm is a non-executive director of many successful Scottish companies. He is formerly a lay member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He is Vice Chairman of the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal and Chairman of the Scottish Football Association's Appeals Committee.
Ian Blackford (Non Executive Director and Investor)
Ian joined Commsworld as a Non-Executive director and investor in January 2005. Ian gained twenty years experience in the investment banking industry where he was Managing Director and head of Deutsche Bank’s equity activities in The Netherlands. As head of Dutch equities Ian was responsible for lead managing some of the largest corporate transactions within The Netherlands during the late 1990’s and early years of this decade. After retiring from investment banking in 2002, Ian has subsequently worked as an independent consultant under the company name First Seer, who engages in strategic and financial consultancy both in Scotland and The Netherlands.
Steve Edwards (Business Development Director)
Steve is a graduate of Edinburgh University and joined Commsworld in 2010. He has been in the Communications industry for 25 years and has previously run Scotland for a number of large organisations such as ntl:, Integralis and Affiniti, leading the teams responsible for delivering many of Scotlands largest and most complex converged infrastructure projects. His role is to develop and position Commsworld to acquire large organisations as new customers.