KCOM Group PLC (KCOM.L)
KCOM.L on London Stock Exchange
12 Nov 2018
12 Nov 2018
Change (% chg)
|2014||Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board|
|68||2014||Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director|
|2018||Chief Executive Officer|
|2018||Interim Chief Financial Officer, Director|
|50||2015||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|61||2016||Senior Non-Executive Independent Director|
|2015||Non-Executive Independent Director|
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|Mr. Graham Holden is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Kcom Group Plc., since April 1, 2014. Graham was Chief Executive of Marshalls plc from 2001 until 2013 and before that was the Group Financial Director there from 1992 to 2001. This means that Graham brings significant experience to the Board of leading a listed business of a similar size to KCOM. Based in Yorkshire, Graham understands the regional market in which KCOM operates in Hull and East Yorkshire and, as a Chartered Accountant, Graham brings considerable financial knowledge and expertise to the Board. Graham is a Visiting Fellow in the School of Management at Cranfield University.|
|Mr. Bill Halbert is Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Kcom Group Plc, since April 1, 2014. Bill brings a huge amount of industry knowledge and expertise to the Board, having worked in the information technology sector for over 40 years. Prior to KCOM, he founded Syntegra, BT’s global consultancy and systems integration subsidiary, and was the CEO there for 13 years. Bill has also had many years of experience of working on a PLC Board and operating in a regulated environment. Bill holds directorships at Excelsys Ltd, Jade Solutions Limited and Tacit Connexions Ltd.|
|Mr. Graham Sutherland has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective October 15, 2018. Graham has held a number of senior leadership positions in the UK telecommunications services sector serving both consumer and business markets. Over the last decade he has held a number of Chief Executive roles within BT Group PLC, including BT Business and Public Sector and BT Ireland (covering consumer, business and network interests across the island of Ireland). Previously he held senior roles at NTL and Bombardier. Graham has a strong track record in strategic transformation and driving improved financial and operational performance.|
|Ms. Anna Bielby is Interim Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Company, since July 2018. Anna is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales and has worked closely in a supporting role to the Chief Financial Officer for the last four years. She was previously a Director at PwC.|
|Ms. Liz Barber is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Barber brings a breadth of financial experience to the Board, having previously been a Partner at Ernst & Young from 2001 and their Head of Audit for the North of England from 2006 to 2010. She joined Kelda Group in 2010 as Group Director of Finance, Regulation and Markets and therefore brings knowledge of operating in both a regulatory environment and the Yorkshire region. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.|
|Mr. Patrick J. M. De Smedt is an Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company, since 22 July 2016. Patrick has a wealth of experience in the technology sector, having held a number of senior positions in Microsoft between 1983 and 2006, during which he founded the Benelux subsidiaries, led the development of the Western European business and served as Chairman of Microsoft for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He brings experience of leadership and strategy-setting in the sector and has also undertaken a range of non-executive roles with a number of different organisations, which has given him significant experience of PLC boards. Patrick is the Senior Independent Director at Morgan Sindall Group plc and Pagegroup plc and Non-Executive Director at Victrex plc.|
|Mr. Peter Smith is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Peter joined the Board in January 2015. Peter has worked for L.E.K. Consulting LLP for 28 years and brings to the Board a broad range of experience in assisting companies across a range of sectors in setting their strategic plans and optimising their performance. Prior to joining L.E.K., Peter worked for Schlumberger Wireline in the Middle East as a field engineer and also worked as a line manager in the oil industry. Peter works full-time at L.E.K. Consulting LLP.|
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