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.


Mark Townsend
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 fast-moving consumer goods, 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.


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. 

Dr Annette Nabavi
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.

Dan Davies

Chief Technology Officer

Dan is responsible for the delivery, management and development of Maintel’s ICON cloud and network infrastructure and the Maintel software development team. 

Previously Director of Sales Operations at Maintel and Product & Solutions Director at both Maintel and Proximity Communications. Dan has a background in networking, customer experience and unified communications.

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