Board of Directors

Johan Dennelind
Chair

Johan joined the KCOM Board as a Chair in May 2022. He brings with him significant experience in the telecoms industry and has led several telecommunication businesses, including the Telia Company as the President and CEO between 2013 and 2019. Telia Company is a listed multinational telecommunications company and mobile network operator operating across Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Norway. Johan’s focus will be to provide strategic industry and market advice to KCOM while supporting and providing direction to KCOM’s executive leadership team. 

Tim Shaw
Chief Executive Officer

Tim was appointed as KCOM's Chief Executive Officer in April 2022.Tim joined KCOM in June 2019 as our Chief Technology Officer before becoming Managing Director of our Wholesale & Networks business in 2020. 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.

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 and chairs the Wellbeing, Health, Safety and ESG Committee. 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.

Fiona Goldsmith
Non-Executive Director

Fiona joined the KCOM Board as a Non-Executive Director in April 2022 and chairs the Audit and Risk Committee. She has considerable and wide-ranging business and finance experience. She is a chartered accountant whose career has spanned several executive leadership and Non-executive roles. She will Chair the Audit and Risk sub-committee of the KCOM Board of Directors.  Fiona’s latest executive role was as Finance Director at Land Securities Trillium, the UK’s largest commercial property development company. During her tenure as Finance Director the business launched a £1bn infrastructure fund. More recently, She has supported companies with her extensive finance, audit and risk experience acting as Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee at public listed UK firms MJ Gleeson Plc and Safestyle UK Plc.  

Nathan Luckey
Non-Executive Director

Nathan joined the KCOM Board in October 2019. He is a Managing Director in Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) Private Markets, and leads MAM’s Digital Infrastructure team in Europe. Nathan holds a number of non-executive directorship roles for companies within MAM’s investment portfolio including TDC, INEA and Open Fiber. Nathan is a qualified Mechanical Engineer, with expertise across the telecommunications, media, transportation and utilities sectors.

Jaap Postma
Non-Executive Director

Jaap joined the KCOM board as a Non-Executive Director in January 2020 and chairs the Remuneration Committee. 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.

Executive Leadership Team

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

Tim Shaw
Tim Shaw
Chief Executive Officer

Tim was appointed as KCOM's Chief Executive Officer in April 2022.Tim joined KCOM in June 2019 as our Chief Technology Officer before becoming Managing Director of our Wholesale & Networks business in 2020. 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.

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.

Neil Bartholomew
Managing Director
KCOM retail

Neil joined KCOM as MD for our Retail division in May 2022 after working for the business for a year as Interim Head of Sales and Marketing. Neil has nearly 20 years leadership experience in the Broadband/Telecoms sector mainly with Virgin Media where he held a number of senior leadership roles, the most recent being Executive Director of Customer Operations. Prior to that Neil has held leadership positions in professional services with Accenture and Arthur Andersen.

Colin Sneddon
Managing Director
KCOM wholesale

Colin joined KCOM in August 2020, and took on the Wholesale MD role in September 2022. Colin has over 20 years’ experience in the telecoms sector, primarily across senior commercial, billing, product and transformation roles.

Colin is responsible for driving the growth of KCOM’s Wholesale division, building strong and successful partnerships with wholesale customers to let their end customers benefit from what KCOM’s network can offer.

Sally Jones
Matthew Pearson
Chief Legal and Risk 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.

Kenneth Ross
Chief People Officer

Kenneth joined KCOM in February as Chief People Officer. He has over 25 years HR experience gained across fast growing scale-up/start-up businesses and multi-national financial services organisations. He was most recently CPO at Modulr a digital payments platform, and prior roles have included HR Director for Barclaycard Europe and EMEA HR Director for Investment Banking and Capital Markets at Citi. In his role as CPO Kenneth is responsible for driving the People and Culture agenda to enable KCOM to deliver its organisational strategy and objectives.

Ian Shepherdson
Chief Technology and Information Officer

Ian has over 29 years of experience working in the Telecoms/IT industry, gained in both direct customer facing roles and operational management. He was most recently the Head of Core Platform and Infrastructure for KCOM, responsible for the deployment of services across the national network. In his role as CTIO Ian is responsible for setting and the delivery of KCOM strategy around both the access and core networks and the development of IT systems.

Related pages

History

We started life as the telephone department within the Hull Municipal Corporation and since 1904we’ve evolved and transformed into the business we are today.

Customer case studies

We’re privileged to work with our customers aligning our products, services and solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

Strategy

Our goal is to make life easier and better for our customers by creating greater value from the way they interact, collaborate and connect with what matters to them.

Partners

We work closely with carefully selected partners and use our skills and experience to design, create and support solutions based on their market leading technologies.