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Member of the Audit Committee

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.

Angus took over as CEO 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 joined Smart DCC 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.

Member of the Audit Committee

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.

Chairman of the Audit Committee

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 directly 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.

Mark has 29 years' experience in utility infrastructure at Executive and Non-Executive levels and has worked with government and regulators to inform and develop national policy.  Mark spent 10 years as MD Networks at SSE, one of the UK's largest utility companies where he was responsible for the electricity Transmission, Distribution, Telecoms and Utility Contracting businesses. Most recently, he was CEO at Green Highland Renewables, the UK's largest developer and owner of run-of-river hydro-electric schemes. He has held various Chairman and Non-Executive roles, including Lead Director for Safety.

Mark has a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland; he is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.


Serge is the Chief Digital Officer at Capita. He joined from Aviva where he was the digital innovation director, responsible for identifying emerging technology trends and business models. 


Additionally, he led the development of new digital services across the Group's markets in Europe, Asia and North America. Serge was also the CEO of Q App, a mobile payments business, which he co-founded in 2013 and led to a successful exit three years later. Before that, he worked in a variety of senior consulting, corporate and start-up roles, including as Managing Director at Archant Digital Ventures and as the Head of Group Strategy at Perform, which he helped develop into one of the fastest growing sports media businesses globally.