John was appointed the chairman of Maintel in 1996. He also chairs or acts as a non-executive director of several private companies in investment management, telecoms, and media and is a consultant to Herald Venture Partners. John’s earlier career was spent in equity investment and broking where he held various senior positions including Head of Equities at Bankers Trust and co-founder and executive chairman until 2011 of the Link Group, acquired by ICAP plc in 2008. He is Chair of The Prince's Trust, The London Theatre Company, Natilik Ltd, Rinkit Ltd and a trustee of The Tate Gallery and member of their charter.
Chief Executive Officer
Ioan joined the Group and the Board as Chief Executive Officer on 14 October 2019.
Prior to joining, Ioan was Managing Director for the UK and Ireland of Avaya, a global leader in communications and he has held other senior leadership positions in the industry both within the UK and internationally. Prior to Avaya, he was General Manager, UK, Ireland and Greece for Westcon Group.
Ioan has a wealth of sales and management expertise in the technology sector which is coupled with considerable experience in leading businesses through periods of sustained growth.
Angus co-founded Maintel in 1991 and was the Group Sales and Marketing director until this role was assumed by Stuart Legg in late 2014. He now focuses on finding larger organic and inorganic opportunities as well as maintaining the relationships with our larger partners and the overall development of Maintel.
Chief Operating Officer, Data Protection Officer
Kevin was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2014. He joined the Group in June 2010 and has been a director of the main trading company, Maintel Europe Limited, since December 2011. He has worked in the communications and IT industry since 1981, holding senior operations and general management positions with Genesis Telecommunications, Xpert Communications, Redstone and Westcon Convergence, with a focus on improving business operations, efficiencies, process and customer service.
Sales and marketing director
Stuart has been group sales and marketing director since October 2014 and has over 24 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, focusing on delivering applications for Nortel, CISCO and Avaya portfolios. Stuart was a part of the senior management team who sold Mettoni to Enghouse in 2010 and was a board member of Proximity prior to its acquisition by the Company in 2014.
Chief financial officer
Mark is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with Price Waterhouse (now PwC) in 1988. He has extensive operational and commercial experience across FCMG, retail, construction and rental sectors. Previously he was group finance director at Livingston Ltd. During his time there, he assisted in a successful sale of the business to a PE-backed acquirer. Prior to Livingston, Mark was group finance director at Brogan Group for 5 years and has held senior finance positions with Oriflame Cosmetics SA and Pitney Bowes Ltd.
Senior independent non-executive director
Annette was appointed to the board on 30 June 2014. She is also a non-executive director on the boards of IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed and Gemserve Ltd, is a director of Women in Telecoms & Technology (WiTT) Ltd and a member of the Advisory Board of the National Science and Media Museum. Annette undertakes corporate finance advisory work with AHV Associates LLP and previously held the positions of Global Head of Telecoms Business Development at ING Barings, Managing Director of XchangePoint Holdings Ltd and she was a Senior Partner at the PA Consulting Group, where she focused on strategy and marketing in the TMT sector.
Nicholas has extensive experience of working with growing organisations, principally in the media and communications industries. He has worked as a consultant and in-house, in both an executive and non-executive capacity and has held senior positions - including both CFO and CEO - in both private and public businesses and in the not for profit sector. He is also non-executive chairman of Focus Group, a telecoms business, and a non-executive direcor of Zinc Media Group Plc.