Board of Directors

Nathan Luckey
Chair

Nathan joined the KCOM Board as Chair in October 2019. He is a Managing Director in Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), and leads MIRA’s Digital Infrastructure team in Europe. Nathan holds a number of non-executive directorship roles for companies within MIRA’s investment portfolio. Nathan is a qualified Mechanical Engineer, with expertise across the telecommunications, media, transportation and utilities sectors.

Dale Raneberg
Chief Executive Officer

Dale joined the KCOM Board in October 2019 and was appointed as KCOM's Chief Executive Officer in November 2019. Dale has more than 20 years’ experience in technology and telecommunications development, improvement, and transformation, gained across Europe, Australia and the Asia Pacific region. He has worked for A.T. Kearney and Occam Associates in Sweden and held senior roles at News Corp in Australia and Eir in Ireland. Prior to joining KCOM Dale was Executive Director at Virgin Media in the UK and Ireland.

Sam Booth
Chief Finance Officer

Sam joined KCOM in July 2021 and joined the Board in October 2021. She has over 20 years’ experience in finance and business leadership roles, including extensive experience in the telecommunications and technology sector, gained through several senior roles at BT. These included CFO of its broadband brand Plusnet and Finance Director of its group functions.

John Fitzgerald
Non-Executive Director

John joined the KCOM Board as a Non-Executive Director in October 2019. He is a senior advisor to MIRA. Over half of John’s 30-year career in the global ports infrastructure and services sector has been spent on the Humber, where he established and led the largest and most successful port complex in the UK as Director of Associated British Ports (ABP) Humber Ports. During his tenure in this role, and as a senior member of the ABP Board, John was instrumental in securing major inward investments and establishing the region as a major UK hub for renewable energy. John also has significant regional business and community leadership experience gained while serving as Chairman of CBI Yorkshire and the Humber and as a Board member of Humber LEP.

Jaap Postma
Non-Executive Director

Jaap joined the KCOM board as a Non-Executive Director in January 2020.
Jaap brings with him a wealth of experience including more than twenty years working in the telecoms, digital and media sector, latterly as the CEO of Danish TV, broadband and telephony group Nuuday and as a member of the TDC Executive Committee, also in Denmark.
Prior to this, Jaap fulfilled a number of roles at Dutch telecoms company KPN including EVP Consumer Market Division, VP Carrier Services and Wholesale and General Manager Network Operations.
Jaap graduated in economics from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in 1998.

Richard Greenleaf
Richard Greenleaf
Non-Executive Director

Richard joined the KCOM Board as a Non-Executive Director in October 2019. He is a Managing Director in the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets division of Macquarie Group Limited and acts as Head of Asset Performance for the wider European portfolio.

Richard received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Nottingham University, UK.

Executive Leadership Team

The Board is supported by KCOM's Executive Leadership Team.

Dale Raneberg
Chief Executive Officer

Dale joined the KCOM Board in October 2019 and was appointed as KCOM's Chief Executive Officer in November 2019. Dale has more than 20 years’ experience in technology and telecommunications development, improvement, and transformation, gained across Europe, Australia and the Asia Pacific region. He has worked for A.T. Kearney and Occam Associates in Sweden and held senior roles at News Corp in Australia and Eir in Ireland. Prior to joining KCOM Dale was Executive Director at Virgin Media in the UK and Ireland.

Sam Booth
Chief Finance Officer

Sam joined KCOM in July 2021 and joined the Board in October 2021. She has over 20 years’ experience in finance and business leadership roles, including extensive experience in the telecommunications and technology sector, gained through several senior roles at BT. These included CFO of its broadband brand Plusnet and Finance Director of its group functions.

John Rooney
Managing Director
KCOM retail

John joined KCOM in October 2020. He has extensive experience in the retail and technology sectors, gained through leadership roles at mobile operator Three, where he was managing director of Three’s consumer division, and at HMV Group plc. John leads our regional retail business, with responsibility for all aspects of product and proposition development and delivery, customer acquisition and retention and customer experience.

Tim Shaw
Tim Shaw
Managing Director
KCOM wholesale & networks

Tim joined KCOM on 11 June 2019. He has extensive experience in leading network and IT-related transformation and delivering the technology strategies for large organisations across a range of different customer segments.  He has held a number of senior roles across BT and was VP of Engineering at Loot Financial Services.

Tim is responsible for our wholesale, network and IT capabilities. 

Denise Chong
Denise Chong
Chief People Officer

Denise joined KCOM as Chief People Officer in August 2020. She has over 20 years’ experience in HR leadership, gained through senior roles in international organisations across a range of sectors.

Denise is responsible for all aspects of our people strategy. She also has responsibility for employee health, safety and wellbeing, KCOM’s workplace environment and its environmental, social and governance activities.

Denise is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.

Sally Jones
Matthew Pearson
Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer

Matthew joined KCOM in 1998. He heads up the legal and risk teams at KCOM and is a qualified solicitor.

Prior to joining KCOM, Matthew worked as corporate lawyer at Eversheds.

Lindsay Rodgers
Group Head of Digital

Lindsay joined KCOM as a software developer and has a wealth of experience across a range of technology specialisms in the telecommunications sector, gained through design and architecture roles and senior roles including head of IT delivery and head of systems.

Lindsay is responsible for IT delivery and service and is driving digital transformation across KCOM to improve the experience of both our customers and our people. Lindsay is actively involved in inspiring more girls and women into a career in technology and is a governor at Hull’s Ron Dearing University Technical College.

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History

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Customer case studies

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Strategy

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Partners

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