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Board of Directors

Stephen Thompson

Group Chief Executive Officer

Stephen is an accomplished telecoms industry leader with over 30 years’ experience, he has some of the biggest names under his belt. After getting a taste for telecoms as an apprentice at Yorkshire Electricity Board, he went on to hold senior roles in general management, sales leadership, marketing and organisational integration for recognised industry players including Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia, AT&T and Technicolor.

Peter Welch

Chief Financial Officer

Peter has over 20 years leadership experience in growing PE/VC backed telecoms and technology businesses including COLT Telecom Group, Cambridge Broadband Networks and AeroMobile. He has significant experience of raising funds and M&A activity as well as day to day commercial leadership.
Peter is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with Deloitte in London and is a BSc Engineering Science from the University of Warwick.

Andrew Symmonds

Non-Executive Director

Andrew is based in Maven Capital Partners London office and is responsible for both new investments and supporting portfolio companies; generating and protecting shareholder value, exit planning and monitoring performance.

Andrew qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Chartered Accountant in 1996, having graduated from Surrey University with a Mathematics and Economics (Joint Hons) degree in 1992.

Colin Granger

Board Observer

Colin has been investing in UK SME businesses for 10 years having begun his career initially at Milestone Capital before moving to YFM Equity Partners where he represents YFM on its investment in Indigo. Prior to all of this, he spent 4 years with PwC latterly within the Transaction Services Deal Team.

Pat O’Keeffe

Group Sales Director

Pat has over 20 years’ experience in the telecoms industry. He was a founding member and owner of Hutchison Communication Systems which was acquired by Spice plc in 2005. Pat has held senior operational posts with Hutchison Communication Systems UK and France, Hutchison Team Telecom and Indigo Telecom Group. As Group Sales Director, Pat is responsible for growing Indigo’s global services portfolio.

Ian Gauntlett

Group Operations Director

Ian has been in the telecoms industry for over 15 years. During that time Ian was part of the senior management team which formed Gridcom in 2001, leading to the acquisition of Crown Castle and subsequent £2.5B sale of National Grid Wireless to Macquarie Group. Accomplished in operations, project and customer delivery management in telecoms, broadcast & utility sectors.

Graham Miller

Non-Executive Chairman

Graham held senior roles in private equity with Murray Johnstone and 3i and worked in industry as a Director of Avon Rubber PLC. Since 2008 he has been an active Independent Director across a variety of sectors. In addition to Indigo Telecom Group he is currently Chairman of AIM-listed Sutton Harbour Holdings PLC, Shiner and Westfield Medical Group. He was Director of IPL from 2012 until its sale to Civica in 2016.