Management team

Mark Plato, Chief Executive Officer

Mark was appointed to telent’s Board of Directors in September 2006 and has been CEO of the company since its formation in January 2006.

He joined Marconi in November 1995 as Managing Director of the Services business, which he grew successfully. In January 2001, Mark was appointed Managing Director of the Enterprise Networks business within the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Here, he took the lead on strategy development and delivery for another new business.

In September 2002, Mark became successively Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Group’s Value Added Services Division. This division addressed the needs of European Enterprise customers through a full portfolio of telecoms network outsourcing maintenance and new build turnkey projects, and expanded significantly under his control.

Earlier in his career, Mark held a number of senior leadership roles in service-related businesses with London Underground.

John Kimpton, Finance Director

John was appointed Finance Director of telent Technology Services Ltd in February 2006. He joined Marconi in 2001 as Financial Director for the Group’s Value Added Services division which delivered telecoms network services and projects to European Enterprise customers.

John started his career as a trainee account with GEC in 1991 and qualified as a Charted Management Accountant in 1994. He worked in various finance roles within GEC’s Defence business gaining a breadth of experience in finance and operations. Latterly he was a Divisional Controller for Alenia Marconi prior to joining Marconi.

Jo Gretton, Head of Legal & Commercial

Jo was appointed as Head of Legal and Commercial in 2010 and is responsible for telent’s Commercial, QEHS, Legal and Company Secretarial functions.

Jo practised as a barrister before joining Marconi in 2000. Jo worked in various commercial and legal roles and was Head of Legal for AsiaPac and the Americas before becoming telent’s General Counsel on its formation in 2006.

Steve Dalton, Managing Director, Transport

Steve, appointed Managing Director of telent’s Rail division in April 2016, now heads up telent’s recently formed Transport business incorporating both Rail and Traffic solutions.

Prior to this he was Managing Director of telent’s Network Services division and was responsible for the day to day running of telent’s Telecoms and Service Provider business.

Steve began his career as an Engineering Apprentice for GEC in 1985, and over the next 22 years was promoted internally to a number of senior positions, latterly as Director and General Manager for the telent Metro business. Here he was responsible for the delivery of major maintenance and infrastructure upgrade projects.

Steve also worked for JCB in the USA where he held a number of General Management positions, before returning to the UK in 2013.

Peter Moir, Managing Director, Network Services

Peter was appointed Managing Director of telent’s Network Services business in April 2016. This role is responsible for the management of telent’s Service Provider, Public Safety, Defence and Enterprise businesses.

Peter started his career in the rail industry, working in a technical support office, after graduating from Aberdeen University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Due to the privatisation of British Rail he worked for a number of companies before spending over 10 years at Jarvis. During this time he progressed through various engineering, delivery, project and business management roles.

In 2010 Peter joined telent, working within the project management group in the Rail business, before progressing to General Manager, Operations. He then moved to work within the Carilliontelent Joint Venture for two years, latterly as Operations Director, before taking up his current role.

Chris Metcalfe, Managing Director, Technology Solutions

Chris was appointed Managing Director of telent’s Technology Solutions business in November 2011, and is responsible for all business activities in the Traffic, Public Safety and Defence sectors.

Chris joined Marconi Corporation in 1998 as VP of Strategy to drive organic and inorganic growth. This role extended into telent Technology Services Ltd in 2006 where he also joined the management board of directors.

Chris has a background in Management Systems, Organisational Analysis and IT Management and he holds an MBA from London Business School.

Janice Meade, HR Director

Janice was appointed to the role of HR Director in 2009 and is responsible for providing both HR and Internal Communications services across the business.

Having graduated, she started her career in recruitment administration for London Transport, before it became part of Transport for London. Gaining a wide range of HR experience she was promoted through operational, engineering and corporate departments of London Transport including London Underground.

Janice joined Marconi in 2000 and worked in various HR roles across different business units before taking up the Director role in telent.

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