Board of Directors

The role of the Board of Maintel is first and foremost to steer, monitor and oversee the businesses and activities of the Company in order to safeguard and enhance its total value and returns.

Board of Directors

John Booth - Maintel

John Booth
Non-Executive Chairman

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 is Chairman of The Prince’s Trust and a trustee of the Tate Gallery, the Arts Foundation and a number of other charities. John studied Modern Languages at Oxford University and is a Fellow of Merton College, chairing the College’s Development Board. He acts as an ambassador for the homelessness charity DePaul International and is Deputy Lieutenant of West Sussex.

Ioan MacRae
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.


Dan Davies
Chief Technology Officer

Dan joined Maintel in 2013 as part of the acquisition of Proximity Communications, where he was the Product and Solutions Director and board member. With over 20 years experience in the communications sector and an engineering and design consultancy background, he is driven by making sure our technology has a meaningful impact on our customers’ organisations, with business focussed outcomes that help them to achieve success.

Dan leads all R&D activity within Maintel including our Product Management, R&D engineering and software development functions, as well as heading up our Information Systems and Security teams.

Nicholas Taylor
Non-Executive Director

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. 

Carol Thompson
Non-Executive Director

Carol is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has over 20 years’ experience in Senior Finance roles, gained in both private and public companies. Between 2011 and 2015 she held the position of Chief Financial Officer at SSP plc, the global software company. Prior to SSP plc, she was Chief Financial Officer at Electricity North West, and has also served as Finance Director at The Tote, and at Stanley Leisure plc, acquiring significant knowledge of company strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and refinancing. Most recently she has focused on building a portfolio of non-executive and advisory roles in the technology, regulatory, legal and professional services sectors.

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