Our Leadership

An experienced team with the capability to grow UKCloud

Meet our Leaders

Our Board of Directors are all successful business people and entrepreneurs.

Jeffrey Thomas

Jeffrey Thomas, Chairman

Jeffrey has over 25 years of senior management experience in IT, property, entertainment and logistics in the UK, Europe and USA and has been involved with UKCloud since its inception. Jeff is Chairman, non-executive director and former CEO of Ark Data Centres, a leading provider of secure, available, agile, sustainable data centres.

Jeremy Sanders

Jeremy Sanders, Chief Strategy Officer

Jeremy has developed entrepreneurial businesses over the last 25 years and has extensive commercial and executive experience in growth markets with start-ups, business development, strategy and risk and cultural change. Jeremy has a keen interest in connecting commercial and social capacities into the current digital revolution.

Simon Hansford

Simon Hansford, Chief Executive Officer

Simon is the CEO of UKCloud. As co-founder, Simon specified the strategy, design and build of the UKCloud platform. As CEO he now oversees the entire business, its operation and continual development. Prior to UKCloud he held numerous leadership and board positions within the hosting industry including co-founding one of the UK’s leading Managed Service Providers.

William Ginn

William Ginn, Chief Financial Officer

William has over 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles within the telecoms and technology sector, most recently in portfolio companies for some of the top VC/PE houses to include Cambridge Broadband Networks, Manx Telecom and Solution1.

Sharon Brittan

Sharon Brittan, Non-Executive Director

During a career spanning more than 25 years Sharon has completed multiple real estate development projects and now advises on investment and asset management. Her achievements included co-founder and CEO of Britannia Row Business Centre.

James Austin

James Austin, Non-Executive Director

James is a non-executive director. James works at BGF and is responsible for the origination and execution of investments in Wales and South West England, with a focus on Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Dorset.

Phil Smith CBE, Non-Executive Director

Phil is the Chairman of IQE and former Chief Executive and Chairman of Cisco UK and Ireland. He is passionate about innovation, skills, technology, digitisation and leadership. Phil sits on a number of advisory boards in organisations as diverse as Lloyds Register and the National Theatre.

Suhail Al Ansari, Board Advisor

Suhail Al Ansari is the co-founder and Deputy Vice Chairman of Gawah Holdings, holding interests in operating companies, JVs and alliances in multiple sectors, including technology and healthcare, across the globe. He is a partner and general partner in multiple funds and companies, and has held numerous board positions across a variety of renowned companies. He formerly led a large healthcare business in one of the largest sovereign investment companies in the world, responsible for a $5b portfolio.

Vasa Babic, Non-Executive Director

Vasa has over 25 years global experience in the technology, telecoms and media sectors. He has a blend of expertise in Corporate Finance, Principal Investing, Corporate General Management and Strategic consultancy. His private practice has represented and advised several Global 500 companies since 2009.

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