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Group Board

Phil Male

Phil Male

Chairman

Phil Male has been involved in the development of Internet, media and telecoms services in the UK for more than 25 years. He founded one of the first electronic media businesses after graduating with a degree in Computing Science from Imperial College, and went on develop the UK national news agency The Press Associations’ digital media division. From there he joined Internet pioneer Demon in 1992 as CTO, floating that business as telecommunications operator THUS in 1999 where as COO he saw it grow into a FTSE 100 company. In 2008 he joined the executive at Cable & Wireless Worldwide and managed their subsequent IPO process. Since 2010 Phil has served on a number of Boards as a Non-Executive Director and Chair including Comic Relief and SmartDCC (the UK smart metering company), actively invests in new technology businesses, and works in an advisory capacity to a number of institutions in the City.

Meriel Lenfestey

Meriel Lenfestey

Non-Executive Director, Senior Independent Director

Meriel has experience driving and enabling a shift to customer centricity with forward looking companies across a wide range of business sectors. After receiving her MA from the Royal College of Art, and after spells working at Microsoft in Seattle and the BBC in London, in 1997 she founded a London-based customer experience company and grew it to become the UK market leader and highly respected globally. Her work has included tactical and strategic engagements with clients embracing digital transformation across many sectors including Financial Services, Consumer Electronics & Software, Telecoms, Media, Retail, Transport, Energy and Public Sector. She chairs Gemserv in London and is a Non-Executive Director for 2 FTSE 250 infrastructure funds as well as Aurigny Air Services in Guernsey. She holds voluntary Board roles with the IoD and Arts for Impact.

Joe Moynihan

Joe Moynihan

Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

Joe Moynihan is an experienced international financial services executive with senior level commercial and public sector experience. He has held a wide range of board level positions in Jersey and International businesses during a career that has spanned over 30 years. This includes being President of the Jersey Bankers Association, Chief Officer/Director of Financial Services for the States of Jersey, and consultant to a number of financial services projects in Jersey and Internationally. Joe has an MBA from the CASS Business School, University of London, is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a graduate of the Irish Institute of Bankers.

Sean Collins

Sean Collins

Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Audit and Risk Committee

A chartered accountant and a graduate in Classics from Cambridge University, Sean was formerly a senior audit and advisory partner at KPMG, where he had worked since 1972. From 2009 to 2012, Mr Collins was Head of Markets, Asia Pacific, responsible for the firm’s business development in the Asia Pacific region. He also led the Global Communications and Media practice for over a decade. Mr Collins has deep and extensive experience of corporate governance, financial reporting and other corporate disciplines, gained during many years as lead partner for a large number of major international clients. He was the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Plc until December 2014. Other appointments include member of the Conduct Committee and Case Management Committee of the Financial Reporting Council, former trustee of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, Trustee and Finance Chairman at Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Governor and Chairman of More House School in Surrey, England. Sean is also a Crown Representative at the Cabinet Office, overseeing the provision of telecommunication services by major suppliers to UK Government.

Graeme Millar

Graeme Millar

Chief Executive Officer

Graeme was appointed JT CEO in January 2010. A Cambridge science graduate with a postgraduate engineering qualification, Graeme has almost 30 years of telecoms experience. Graeme has worked in countries as diverse as the USA, Russia, Hungary and the Netherlands for companies such as Vodafone and Motorola. Immediately prior to taking up his role at JT Group, Graeme was the Chief Commercial Officer Russia for MTS, Russia’s largest mobile telephone operator. In addition to his role at JT, Graeme is also a Non-Executive Director of Wellington Partners Management Limited and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Hélène Narcy

Hélène Narcy

Chief Financial Officer (appointed 27/4/2020)

Having joined JT in July 2019, Hélène was recently appointed Finance Director and a member of the Executive Committee. A graduate of the French business school ESCP, she also holds the French accounting diploma DECF. Hélène brings more than 25 years’ experience, having held various senior Finance positions across different industry types. She started her career with Gemalto (now part of Thales Group) and more recently spent ten years with UBS. Hélène has worked in different countries including the UAE, Jersey and the USA. Representing Finance in senior management committees, she led a number of Finance transformation projects with positive impact to the business.

John Kent

John Kent

Chief Financial Officer (retired 27/4/2020)

John joined JT as CFO of the JT Group in February 2012. He is a highly commercial CFO who has spent a major part of his career working for two large FTSE companies in the utilities sector, Vodafone and British Gas, in financial and commercial leadership roles. Prior to joining JT, John was the CFO for Vodafone Ireland, the €1 billion turnover Vodafone operating company based in Dublin. John has a Mathematics degree from Cambridge.

Executive Committee

Graeme Millar

Graeme Millar

Chief Executive Officer

Graeme was appointed JT CEO in January 2010. A Cambridge science graduate with a postgraduate engineering qualification, Graeme has almost 30 years of telecoms experience. Graeme has worked in countries as diverse as the USA, Russia, Hungary and the Netherlands for companies such as Vodafone and Motorola. Immediately prior to taking up his role at JT Group, Graeme was the Chief Commercial Officer Russia for MTS, Russia’s largest mobile telephone operator. In addition to his role at JT, Graeme is also a Non-Executive Director of Wellington Partners Management Limited and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Hélène Narcy

Hélène Narcy

Chief Financial Officer (appointed 27/4/2020)

Having joined JT in July 2019, Hélène was recently appointed Finance Director and a member of the Executive Committee. A graduate of the French business school ESCP, she also holds the French accounting diploma DECF. Hélène brings more than 25 years’ experience, having held various senior Finance positions across different industry types. She started her career with Gemalto (now part of Thales Group) and more recently spent ten years with UBS. Hélène has worked in different countries including the UAE, Jersey and the USA. Representing Finance in senior management committees, she led a number of Finance transformation projects with positive impact to the business.

John Kent

John Kent

Chief Financial Officer (retired 27/4/2020)

John joined JT as CFO of the JT Group in February 2012. He is a highly commercial CFO who has spent a major part of his career working for two large FTSE companies in the utilities sector, Vodafone and British Gas, in financial and commercial leadership roles. Prior to joining JT, John was the CFO for Vodafone Ireland, the €1 billion turnover Vodafone operating company based in Dublin. John has a Mathematics degree from Cambridge.

Nicola Reeves

Nicola Reeves

Group HR Director

Nicola has over 20 years experience in senior HR positions, gained across various industries and in multi national companies. Nicola joined JT in 2011 and in February 2019 was appointed to the Executive Committee as a Group HR Director. She has responsibility for the design and implementation of JT’s HR Strategy to ensure that JT’s talented people are engaged in delivering the Company’s objectives and value to our communities. Nicola is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a passionate advocate of Developing Talent from, Within, Diversity in Leadership and the People Agenda.

Other voluntary appointments have included Mentor for the Princes Trust and Membership of a University Business Advisory Board.

Daragh McDermott

Daragh McDermott

Managing Director, JT Channel Islands

Daragh joined JT from PwC Consulting’s London office over 10 years ago, where he specialised in the provision of strategic, economic and regulatory policy advice to clients in the telecommunications sector. Prior to that, Daragh spent 5 years with KPMG’s Dublin office working in its technology, media and telecommunications division.

Daragh is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (“FCA”), a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (“FCIS”), a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (“FIoD”) and a Chartered Director (“CDir”). He holds an honours degree in Business Studies from Dublin City University, a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law, Guildford.

Outside of his role in JT, Daragh is an independent member of the States of Jersey Audit Committee, a Non-Executive Director of Jersey Water, a trustee on the board of Autism Jersey and Chairman of La Moye Golf Club in Jersey.

Barna Kutvolgyi

Barna Kutvolgyi

Managing Director, JT International

Barna joined JT Group as Managing Director of Consumer Unit in 2011. Holding MSc degrees in Finance and Economics previously  he worked over a decade for Vodafone, WPP and Reuters via senior leadership roles in various markets such as Hungary, Turkey, Cyprus, Romania and Kenya. He was appointed to Managing Director role for the fastly expanding International Division from March overseeing JT’s all off-island operation established in IoT connectivity, Fraud protection services, global Enterprise system integration and Wholesale network resell.

Thierry Berthouloux

Thierry Berthouloux

Chief Technology & Information Officer

Thierry Berthouloux joined JT from Monaco Telecom where he led domestic and international operations from 2009 as Network Vice President, before enlarging his scope in 2013 to manage the converged Network and IT division. He is a French national with over 25 years’ experience working across the European telecommunications industry delivering complex projects for a number of telcos in Italy and France including the second largest French operator, SFR.

Thierry holds a Management Masters from the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises of Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne (IAE St Charles) and a Masters degree in Electronics Engineering from the Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Brest.

Tom Noel

Tom Noel

Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability. Company Secretary.

Educated at De La Salle College, Tom later obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from Bristol University before qualifying as a Chartered Management Accountant. In 2019, Tom qualified as a Chartered Director with the IOD and in 2020 completed the Advanced Finance Programme at Wharton University, Philadelphia.

Tom spent his early career working in the UK and Ireland for BAE Systems and Merrill Lynch respectively. He returned to Jersey in 2011 working for CPA Global as their European Financial Controller, before joining JT in 2015 working in the Finance Division. Since 2015 Tom has run JT’s successful and rapidly growing International Division including IOT, Fraud Protection Services (FPS) and Messaging.

Sonal Kapasi

Sonal Kapasi

Strategy Director

Sonal joined JT as a Strategy Director in November 2019. With 25 years of rich work experience behind her; she brings strong cross border, cross culture experience of working in one of the largest Global telco, Bharti Airtel Limited across India, South Asia and Africa, and led the functions business performance; strategy; governance & controls; planning, forecasting & reviews; corporate finance; Investor Relations and stakeholder communications.

Sonal has extensive understanding of telecom operations; technology; customer, market and regulatory environment; and played key role across areas of leadership & team play; process transformation and institutionalisation; financial & operations management and people and cultural integration. Prior to joining JT, she was CEO of Bharti Global Limited, Jersey and brings a knowledge and experience of running the assets portfolio of large sized family office. Held various board positions; member of audit and compensation committee.

She is a qualified Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.