He is an experienced CEO with over 25 years’ management experience gained in industries such as oil & gas, tourism, technology outsourcing, local authorities and health. Steve has managed large technology/digital businesses such as Atos and Capita, as well as start-ups such as visitscotland.com and joins Commsworld as a Non Exec to support our growth. Steve currently has investments in ten Scottish businesses and is on the Board of National Trust of Scotland.
A highly experienced CIO with over 30 years’ experience in IT, Management and Networking. Bruce has led in his field for major organisations in both the public and private sector. He has delivered significant milestones across many key areas, including UK National Network, the first MPLS network to carrier broadcast radio and delivered the SWAN network. Bruce has a breadth of experience in delivery, service and growth of customer base. He is looking forward to leading Commsworld’s growth aspirations and supporting the business to achieve this.
Charlie founded Fluency Communications, a start-up network operator in 2010 which was acquired by Commsworld in 2012. Since acquisition Charlie has developed the Fluency network making Commsworld Scotland’s biggest indigenous network operator. Responsibilities include the day-to-day operation and strategic expansion of the network as well as developing future Commsworld products and services. Charlie is active in the UK Network community, acting as Chair of the IXScotland Steering Committee and sits on the UKNOF Programme Committee.
Commercially Focused Group Chief Financial Officer with a demonstrated history of working successfully across industries in multi site International Businesses (Semiconductors , Aerospace , Industrial Products) and in Private Equity Markets. Skilled in Improving Financial/Board Reporting, Factory, Product and Customer margin analysis, Forecasting, Partnering Operations and Management Teams, Cash Management, Executing Business Strategy with significant Transaction Experience on Acquisitions, Refinancing and Disposals/Exits. Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
John is a telecommunications industry professional with a 30-year history and has held a variety of posts in both listed Telecommunications companies as well as Private Equity backed businesses. Historically he has held executive posts in Cable & Wireless, THUS plc and Scottish Telecom.
In 2018 John was appointed by the Cabinet Secretary as Commissioner of the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland with a particular expertise in digital infrastructure. Until recently he was a non-exec member of the Advisory Committee for Scotland at Ofcom the telecommunications regulator and was a policy advisor to The Scottish Government both directly as an individual and also via Scottish Futures Trust for a number of years.
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.
Mark heads up private equity investor LDC’s Scottish team. Mark has over 23 years of private equity experience with LDC and prior to that 3i plc. Over that time Mark has been involved in over 40 new investments and over 30 exits across a range of sectors and geographies. Mark is currently on the Boards of Ramco Tubular Services, PDG Helicopters, Duncan & Todd and Aberdeen Sports Village. Mark studied Mathematics at University and was a qualified actuary prior to entering the world of private equity. Married with 3 delightful daughters Mark enjoys most watersports and travelling.
John White is a globally recognised figure in banking and technology. He worked for many years with computer giant IBM before spending six years with National Australia Bank, where he became Global General Manager of Electronic Banking. His contribution to banking and technology was recognised with an OBE in 2003.