Andrew is Managing Director of the Networking Connectivity business within Capita Networking Solutions, which comprises Updata, Pervasive Networks and Electranet. He has over 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, initially with the military where he trained with the Royal Corps of Signals, and later with Cable and Wireless (Mercury) and Your Communications.
Featuring sales and customer-facing roles, Andrew’s experience includes positions as sales director at the Cable & Wireless College, head of wholesale sales for Your Communications, and general manager of an outsourcing business unit of BT turning over £260m pa.
Andrew gained his international experience in Germany with the military and in the Caribbean and MEA regions with Cable and Wireless, and more recently Andrew led the delivery of customer projects for BT in Africa, Barbados and Australia. He has an MBA from the Open University and a diploma in management studies.
Managing Director, Capita Networking Solutions
Béatrice joined Capita in May 2016, initially as Managing Director for managed network provider Updata Infrastructure. In January 2017 she was appointed to the role of MD, Capita Networking Solutions – the group is part of the Capita IT Services division and provides tailored connectivity services that deliver secure, end-to-end voice & data networking solutions to support digitally transformed organisations.
Béatrice has extensive experience in sales and management, gained through a long and successful career in the Telecoms industry. Starting her career at KPMG, she went on to work in New York for a major consultancy firm, then ran her own voice processing and speech recognition business in Belgium.
Before joining Capita, Béatrice worked at BT for 15 years where her career extended over many lines of businesses and across multiple professions, culminating in a board position at BT Wholesale and becoming Group Managing Director, Customer First, at BT Group. She was chosen to be mentored by Lord Mervyn Davies, a former banker and UK government minister and was included on a list of 100 women to watch in 2015 published by Cranfield University.
Managing Director, SWAN
Eddie is the Managing Director for the Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN) and joined the organisation in April 2015. Starting his career as an engineering graduate with ScottishPower, he has accumulated over 20 years’ experience within the Telecoms industry through senior roles across Engineering, Operations and Sales with leading organisations such as THUS, Cable & Wireless and Vodafone.
Prior to SWAN, Eddie’s most recent roles were as Operations Director for THUS and Demon Internet and the Head of Public Sector Sales in Scotland for Vodafone. His primary objective for SWAN is to deliver an exemplar customer experience to the public sector that enables a powerful and compelling change to how public services are delivered to and consumed by all citizens across Scotland.
Dominic has a background in local Government IT outsourcing, including networking, voice, mobility and collaboration.
He spent 7 years at BT local government, Essex County Council as a Solution Architect (networks) and has been at Updata for 7 years, securing over £150M of Local Government contracts in Kent PSN, Bucks PSN, Essex NGN and Norfolk County Council.
His experience covers securing services to borough councils, fire and rescue, schools, and health services.
Hemal joined Capita plc in March 2016 and has extensive commercial and operational experience across the IT and technology sector with turnovers of > £150m pa.
He started his professional career at Hewlett Packard where he qualified as an accountant and worked client side on a large government ITO contract. Hemal then went on to take an Asia-Pac regional finance management role at Fujitsu, working on a complex private engagement across multiple countries.
Prior to joining Updata, Hemal held senior finance roles at CGI across the Justice and Health sectors focused on driving client satisfaction, shareholder value and people engagement. Hemal holds a degree from the University of Leicester and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA).