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Board of Directors

Simon Duckworth, OBE DL

Non-Executive Director


Simon Duckworth OBE DL, is Non-Executive Chairman. Simon holds a number of non-executive positions in the public and private sectors and is currently Chairman of Barings Targeted Return Fund and the Senior Non-Executive Board Member at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). He was a Non-Executive Director of Fidelity’s flagship European Investment Trust, Fidelity European Values plc, for a decade, and has sat on the boards of a number of AIM-listed companies as a non-executive director. Simon was a Non-Executive Director of Accumuli plc from 2010 until its sale to NCC plc in 2015.

A University of Cambridge graduate, Simon is a former Chairman of the City of London Police Authority and currently chairs the Economic Crime Board of the City of London Police. He worked closely with the Home Office as Chairman of the National Olympics Security Oversight Group and is a Non-Executive Director of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.

Mark Halpin

Chief Executive Officer


Mark has over 15 years supplying cloud and connectivity solutions for some of the largest cloud, voice and connectivity based projects ever deployed in the UK. Over those 15 years, Mark saw how deeply IT service providers grew more and more archaic in their processes against a backdrop of fast-growing digital solutions. This didn’t wash, so Mark created CloudCoCo to provide a ‘breath of fresh air’ to the sector, creating a cloud and connectivity business with a greater focus on innovation, customer experience, flexibility and partnership. Today this vision is a reality.

Michael Lacey

Chief Financial Officer

Michael L HS

Mike has over 30 years of experience working in senior finance roles across a variety of sectors. His career started at Ernst & Young followed by roles at AMEC plc, Kwik Save Group plc and the Co-operative Group then as Finance Director of Calyx UK Limited. Between 2013 and 2017, Mike was Finance Director at Character World Limited, a supplier of licensed bedding products to UK retailers working with companies such as Disney, Dreamworks and Universal Studios.

Mike has also run his own consultancy business and has worked with SMEs to £750m turnover companies on projects such as turnarounds, fundraisings or business sales. Mike is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds an MBA from the University of Warwick.

Andy Mills

Non-Executive Director


Andy started his career as an engineer but quickly moved from fixing technical problems to understanding the value of technology. Andy’s great passion and skillset is bringing new, innovative & disruptive technologies to the UK market. In doing so he has been instrumental in delivering differentiated value through new technology to businesses across the UK over the past 20 years. Andy’s belief is that if businesses do not adapt to new ways of creating value & maintaining competitive edge by the use of technology, they will be overtaken.

He has joined CloudCoCo because he believes it will make the difference.

Jill Collighan

Non-Executive Director


Jill was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Adept4 plc on 01 October 2018 having previously held the position of Executive Director from July 2017. A Chartered Certified Accountant, Jill has over 15 years of operational experience at plc board level specialising in finance, human resources, investor relations and corporate finance.

As well as her role with Adept4, Jill is also CFO of MXC Capital Limited, the AIM quoted technology focused merchant bank and the Company’s majority shareholder. From 2004 to 2014 Jill was Group Finance Director of AIM quoted mobile technology provider 2ergo Group plc.


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