Kevin Gaskell

Chairman

Kevin Gaskell

Chairman

Kevin leads our board and is responsible for giving strategic advice and counsel, as well as attracting and driving investment. Kevin is recognised as one of the most successful leaders of his generation, having led iconic brands such as Porsche, Lamborghini and BMW. A highly experienced serial entrepreneur and private equity chairman, he has led multi billion-pound global organisations; and also founded start ups such as Epyx Limited, building it up to become the market leader for automotive e-commerce solutions.

Kevin has received multiple accolades; highlights include making the ‘UK’s top 40 leaders under 40’ list, chairing the ‘best UK private equity investment of the year’, and being a founder of award winning start-up companies across the globe.

Daren Baythorpe

CEO

Daren Baythorpe

CEO

Daren is a dynamic leader who drives the strategy, growth and direction of ITS. Daren has significant utility / telecoms sector experience and has held several board level leadership and advisory positions for a number of organisations including Severn Trent Water and BT. He served on the Board of Openreach, where he held executive responsibilities as Director of the Customer Service Division, Director for Field Engineering then latterly serving as Managing Director of the Business Division.

Daren also regularly advises and collaborates with government and other regulatory / telecoms bodies on sector-related issues. His in-depth knowledge and understanding of the requirements of operators and high capacity data users through his vast experience across the industry, means that ITS is thriving under his leadership.

Carl Kameen

Chief Financial Officer

Carl Kameen

Chief Financial Officer

A member of the board, Carl is responsible for working with our senior management team to ensure ITS creates additional competitive advantage and strengthens its position in the infrastructure market. Carl plays a crucial role in our business strategy, including investment and M&A strategies.

An ACA qualified Accountant with extensive experience across the IT and construction sectors, Carl is an expert in financial management. Prior to ITS, he held senior roles at Speedy Hire Plc, Alkane Energy plc and EY. Carl was appointed as FD of an AIM listed company before the age of 40.

David Cullen

Director of Regulation and Policy

David Cullen

Director of Regulation and Policy

 

David is an extremely well-connected strategic telecoms professional. David’s strength is in his ability to consult and advise. He has an impressive track record of contribution to research and industry reports including: co-authored the National Infrastructure Commission study “Costs for Digital Communications Infrastructures”; contributed to DCMS’ Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review; and contribution to INCA’s ‘Building Gigabit Britain’ Report, adopted by UK Government as a new strategic direction for investment in and development of the UK’s digital infrastructure.

David is a member of the INCA Board, the Independent Network Cooperative Association, since 2009, and was Chair from June 2012 to May 2018.

Mike Goodwin

Head of Network Architecture & Operations

Mike Goodwin

Head of Network Architecture & Operations

Mike Goodwin is head of network architecture and operations, responsible for both designing and assuring the network infrastructure as well as customer service.

With a wealth of experience in the sector, he joined ITS from CityFibre’s Fibre Nation division.

In his role at ITS Mike is responsible for the end-to-end network and service design, ensuring systems and IT are operational and scalable. He is adept at delivering complex networking solutions, and leading strong customer-focused teams.

Mike Jones

Head of Major Programmes

Mike Jones

Head of Major Programmes

Mike holds responsibility for all of ITS’ major projects and plays a key role in all of our strategic partnerships with local authorities. He has been pivotal to the development of our National Network. In Mike’s words, he’s spent a lifetime working in the utilities sector.

Trained as a power engineer with a BSc in Electrical Engineering, he was responsible for all engineering activities in Manweb including cable laying and jointing, overhead lines, substations up to and including 33kv, maintenance, fault response, project design and delivery. He was also Ops Director for Transco National Gas Connection Business (c.3,000 staff and contractors) and them MD of Skanska Utilities, where he closed a £1bn contract to replace gas pipes in London.

Phil Lee

Head of Wholesale

Phil Lee

Head of Wholesale

Channel veteran Philip Lee is Head of Wholesale at ITS. He is responsible for the business’s strategy in the wholesale channel, recruiting and leading strategic partners.

With vast experience amassed following more than a decade in the Channel, working at Daisy Group and Virgin Media Business, he shapes and develop ITS’s wholesale propositions and ensures the wholesale channel operates effectively as part of ITS’s direct and indirect strategy to the UK B2B market.

Will Goodall

Head of Reseller

Will Goodall

Head of Reseller

Will Goodall is Head of Reseller at ITS. Following a number of years at Virgin Media Business, Will has expertise operating in the UK channel, working with partner organisations to deliver business connectivity to UK SMEs.

He oversees a team of channel account managers and is responsible for delivering the ITS Partner Programme, owning partner propositions and bringing innovative campaigns to market to support business growth through strong partner relationships.

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