Meet the Directors

Richard McCarthy
Chair / Non Executive Director

Member of the Audit Committee

 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.

Richard was also the Chief Executive of the Peabody Trust from 1999-2003 and held senior positions at the Horizon Housing Group and the Hyde Housing Association. Richard was the Chair of the National Housing Federation from 2000-2003 and is a past member of the JRF Housing and Neighbourhoods Committee.

He received a CBE in the 2009 New Years Honours for his services to housing and planning.

 

William Rickett
Independent Director

Chairman of the Audit Committee

 William Rickett

William is a former top civil servant with experience of working in the private sector as a non executive director. He has change management experience in creating the Department for Transport and the Department of Energy & Climate Change and five years' experience of working direct to the Prime Minister (Thatcher and Blair).

He has fifteen years' Board level experience in five Departments focusing on energy and transport. William's last post was as Director General, Energy at DECC, where he was responsible for the UK Energy Paper of 2007, the UK Renewable Energy Strategy of 2008 and the UK Lower Carbon Transition Plan of 2009.

Since leaving the civil service in 2009, he has been Chairman of Cambridge Economic Policy Associates and a non-executive director of Eggborough Power Ltd, Helius Energy plc, the National Renewable Energy Centre Ltd, Impax Environmental Markets plc and Greencoat UK Wind plc, as well as an adviser to Which? and a member of the Advisory Board of the Energy Policy Research Group at Cambridge. He was awarded the CB in the New Year Honours 2010.

Phil Male
Independent Director

Member of the Audit Committee

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.

Joe Hemming
Non Executive Director

Joe Hemming

Joe was appointed to the Capita Executive Board in March 2016.

He currently runs the Integrated Services Division, one of ten Capita Divisions. This Division contains a number of Capita's large Public Sector contracts including DCC.

Joe's background is in Commercial and Programme Management. Prior to joining Capita in 2016 Joe  worked in the IT Services sector for 25 years, during that time he has fulfilled numerous roles including executive positions with 2 large IT international outsourcing service providers including periods spent  living and working in the US and the Nordics. He has experience with numerous clients in both the private and public sectors.

 

Angus Flett
Managing Director

Angus Flett _cropped

Angus took over as Managing Director in March 2017 having previously been 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.

David Brown
Finance and Commercial Director

David Brown

David joined Smart DCC as Finance and Commercial Director in September 2016. He is an Executive member on the Smart DCC Board and attends Audit Committee meetings.

David has had more than 20 years in commercial finance and has significant board and audit committee experience developed in a number of public/private partnerships. Between 2012-16, David was the Chief Financial Officer at Viapath, one of the largest independent providers of pathology services to the NHS - owned Guy's and St Thomas' NHS foundation trust, King's College Hospital NHS foundation trust and Serco plc. Prior to this he was Finance Director at Eurostar and held senior finance roles at BSkyB and PwC.

A qualified chartered accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, David is also a non-executive trustee and Audit Committee chair of Mental Health Matters, a major national charity supporting people with learning disabilities, drug/alcohol issues and other problems.