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Board and Executive Committee

Leading the DCC

Our team

Our executive leadership team brings experience and expertise from energy, government, telecoms and industry. They are passionate about delivering the best outcomes for our customers, colleagues and country.

The Board

Board members

Richard McCarthy
Chairman/ Non-executive Director

Richard McCarthy

Richard joined Capita's Local Government, Health and Property Division as Executive Director for Central Government in February 2012. Prior to this, he was the Director General, Neighbourhoods, at the Department for Communities and Local Government and their lead official for housing, planning, regeneration, local economies, climate change, building standards and the European Regional Development Fund.

Angus Flett
CEO

Angus Flett

Angus joined DCC as CEO in March 2017 and has an extensive telecoms background. Most recently Angus was a Senior Vice President for Global Enterprise Products at Vodafone and, until 2013, the Managing Director of Customer Services and CRM at BT. Previously he has held senior positions within Cable & Wireless and Ciena.

Barbara Anderson
Independent Director

Barbara Anderson

Barbara is an experienced Non-Executive Director who has worked extensively with SMEs, PLCs in regulated sectors, international private companies and venture capital specialists. Barbara is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit & Risk at Sovereign Housing Association, NED for BSC2 VCT and Chair at Altido. Her expertise includes innovation, growth and sustainability, strategic planning, start-up acceleration, business transformation, deal preparation and corporate governance.

Jason Clark
Chief Financial Officer

Jason Clark

Jason Clark became our Chief Financial Officer on 1 February 2021. Before joining DCC, Jason spent two years as the Chief Financial Officer at Bristol Airport, where he had Board level responsibility for Finance, Risk Management, Procurement and IT. Prior to this, Jason spent the majority of his career in the energy industry with RWE, working across upstream and downstream businesses in the UK and Europe, with his last position being the UK Finance Director for RWE npower.

Patrick Elliot
Non-Executive Director

Patrick Elliot

Patrick is the Chief Strategy & Product Officer at Capita, after having been at the company for over six years. Patrick is a customer-focused leader with a strong track record of growing and developing businesses at MD / CEO level, working across the business services / outsourcing, mobile telecoms, media, internet and property sectors. He is successful in both large corporate and smaller entrepreneurial environments, growing profits via new business wins and efficiency improvements across complex portfolios, establishing high-growth start-ups and leading major change programmes and business turnarounds.

Phil Male
Senior Independent Director

Phil Male

Phil has 20 years' experience as an Executive Director within FTSE companies. He has an extensive background in telecoms, media and Internet. He has operated in small start-ups through to large global companies and high growth environments. Phil is currently Operating Partner at Lyceum, HIG and Others, advising on TMT sector transactions. Previously, he has held a number of senior posts including Executive Director at Demon Internet, Chief Operating Officer at THUS Group plc and Executive at Cable & Wireless Worldwide. Early in his career, he was one of two founding directors of Computer Newspaper Services (CNS) which pioneered electric content in the media industry.

Ian McCaig
Independent Director

Ian McCaig

Ian is Chairman of Festicket Ltd, Board Member and Chair of the Operating Committee at M-Kopa Ltd, Board Member and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at Seedrs Ltd, Trustee Board Member and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at English Heritage and Board Member at Wesleyan Assurance. In his executive career, he was most recently CEO of First Utility, the largest independent energy provider in the UK and a pioneer in smart-metering technology and energy analytics, which was acquired by Shell at the end of 2017. Prior to that, he was CEO of lastminute.com. His early career was in the IT industry at ICL before moving into telecommunications and spending a number of years at Nokia.

The Executive Committee

ExCo members

Angus Flett
CEO

Angus Flett

Angus joined DCC as CEO in March 2017 and has an extensive telecoms background. Most recently Angus was a Senior Vice President for Global Enterprise Products at Vodafone and, until 2013, the Managing Director of Customer Services and CRM at BT. Previously he has held senior positions within Cable & Wireless and Ciena.

Jason Clark
Chief Financial Officer

Jason Clark

Jason Clark became our Chief Financial Officer on 1 February 2021. Before joining DCC, Jason spent two years as the Chief Financial Officer at Bristol Airport, where he had Board level responsibility for Finance, Risk Management, Procurement and IT. Prior to this, Jason spent the majority of his career in the energy industry with RWE, working across upstream and downstream businesses in the UK and Europe, with his last position being the UK Finance Director for RWE npower.

Ro Crawford
Chief Delivery Officer

Ro Crawford

Ro manages DCC's build function that takes customer capability requests and ensures end-to-end delivery through a structured governance process on time, within budget and to the required standards for successful in-life operations. Ro has extensive experience in the Energy Sector, in her previous role as Portfolio Governance Director at British Gas, where she was responsible and accountable for overseeing and reporting on the performance of the UK Energy Supply and Service Business. She has played a key role in enabling a saving of £300m annually. Her tenure at British Gas spans over 17 years holding various roles and brings a wealth of knowledge.

Neil Dudleston
Chief Information Security Officer

Neil Dudleston

Neil Dudleston joined DCC in November 2019 from Thomas Cook, where he was the Global CISO for the Thomas Cook Group. Neil brings many years of senior management experience, gained from positions in retail, central government, utilities, defence and consulting. Neil has a long and proven history in the security profession.

George Eykyn
Director of Corporate Affairs

George Eykyn

George is the Director of Corporate Affairs at Smart DCC. He leads the company's corporate communications and public affairs functions, working closely with colleagues in regulatory affairs. Before joining DCC in 2018, George held senior corporate roles at British Gas and in Whitehall. He was previously a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and spent the first 17 years of his career as a correspondent and presenter at BBC News.

Mike Hewitt
Chief Technology Officer

Mike Hewitt

Mike has spent 35 years working in networks, from his first role as an engineer in his native New Zealand to senior leadership positions in Europe where he has managed operations and infrastructure for data centres. In a former CTO role, Mike led a team which developed Technology Solutions to the UK Public Sector. He spent five years working to improve technology in the rail industry, leading the team developing high speed network upgrades to Network Rail. Before joining DCC in August 2020, Mike was Head of Optical Networks for a company innovating around the future of connectivity - including 5G, broadband and WiFi networks.

Ed Hurford
Chief Risk & Business Improvement Officer

Ed Hurford

Ed is leading a programme that will transform Smart DCC from a single programme project to a business that reliably delivers multiple programmes while supporting a resilient service with millions of end users. Ed previously spent 13 years at British Gas in a variety of leadership roles. Most recently he was Director of Smart Metering Infrastructure. Ed was involved in the British Gas smart metering programme from start-up to volume deployment of SMETS1, and was responsible for the British Gas SMETS2 programme as well as implementing commercial metering contracts and developing the future smart metering operating model. Ed also has previous experience in management consulting, and in upstream oilfield services with Schlumberger.

Penny Brown
Chief Operating Officer

Penny Brown

Before joining DCC in 2018, Penny held a number of senior roles at British Telecom. Her career and experience spans more than 20 years in telecoms, focused on successfully leading large operational teams through complex transformation and growth. More recently, amongst other responsibilities, Penny has led DCC’s work to migrate millions of first-generation (SMETS1) smart meters.

Gaynor Fisher
Chief People Officer

Gaynor Fisher

Gaynor has over 20 years’ experience in leading People Teams, predominantly in the telecoms and retail industry. Previous employers include Vodafone, Telefonica O2, Dixons Carphone and Kingfisher Group where she had responsibility for Board-level Business Partnering, People Strategy and Programmes, People Transformation Leadership and Talent strategy. Most recently, Gaynor has excelled in HR consulting roles within the Public sector and Financial Services most recently working with Legal & General.

Siobhan Stanger
Chief Regulatory Officer

Siobhan Stanger

Siobhan leads the team in DCC that has responsibility for managing and engaging with the regulatory landscape that governs the work we do, from ensuring that we are compliant with our licence to ensuring that our spend is economic and efficient. Before joining DCC in December 2018, Siobhan worked in the civil service for 16 years in a number of different Departments including the Department for Energy and Climate Change and the Department for International Development. She has experience of designing multi million pound government programmes, strategy development, stakeholder engagement and delivering legislative change.

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