Board of directors

The senior management team at Redcentric plc is enthusiastic, committed and experienced. The team has established a working environment and culture at Redcentric which encourages innovation, the sharing of ideas and continual personal development. The board recognises that it has a unique role in representing and promoting the interests of all of Redcentric's stakeholders, including its shareholders and it is accountable to shareholders for the performance and activities of the company.

Non-executive directors


Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Chris Cole was appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Redcentric with effect from 1 September 2014. Chris has a strong track record and experience with quoted companies, having successfully led WSP Group plc as CEO and subsequently Non-Executive Chairman and Ashtead Group plc as Non-Executive Chairman. Chris, as a Chartered Engineer, founded and led the development of WSP both organically and acquisitively into a global consultancy with 10,000 people operating in 40 countries. Following WSP’s merger in August 2012, Chris is the Non-Executive Chairman of the new engaged company, WSP Global Inc. listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

In addition to the above Chris is the Non-Executive Chairman of Applus Services SA and Tracsis plc.


Independent Non-Executive Director

David Payne was appointed as a non-executive director of Redcentric on 19 February 2013. David has a varied background of management and entrepreneurship in the IT, leisure, and property industries. For 20 years after leaving university he worked for Juliana's, a leisure company that floated on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 1983. David was subsequently recruited by a venture capital fund to become chairman of Virtuality Limited, a company at the forefront of developing virtual reality. He oversaw the successful flotation of this company on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 1994 and then left to devote more time to the development of a quoted property company.

David is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees, and is the Senior Independent Non-executive Director. David is also Chairman of Castleton Technology plc.


Independent Non-Executive Director

Stephen Puckett was appointed as a non-executive director on 17 November 2014. Stephen has a wealth of senior boardroom experience in a number of listed companies, and was Group Finance Director at Michael Page International plc from 2001 to 2012. Stephen is also Non-Executive Chairman of Hydrogen Group plc and a Non-Executive Director of ITE Group plc and Chairman of the Audit Committee, and is a director of the charity Kingston Carers Network. Stephen is Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees.


Independent Non-Executive Director

Jon Kempster was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 10 January 2017. Jon was until recently the Chief Financial Officer at Utilitywise, an AIM listed energy consultancy, and is currently a Non-Executive Director of JVM Group, a private company selling construction equipment in Russia.

Prior to these two roles, Jon was Chief Financial Officer to Wincanton plc, the logistics and distribution Group, from 2010 to 2012. From 2006 to 2010 Jon was Chief Financial Officer of Delta plc.

Jon is an ACA qualified chartered accountant and will join the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees.

Steve Vaughan

Independent Non-Executive Director

Steve Vaughan was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 13 June 2017. Through his career, Steve has held a number of executive and non-executive roles focused on the technology sector. He currently has two non-executive roles, sitting on the Board of ECSC plc, the AIM-listed cyber security services provider, and Progressive Equity Research, the paid-for equity research house. Until 2015, Steve was Chief Executive of Phoenix IT plc, the main-market listed IT Infrastructure Services business, and since then has been non-executive director of Mobica, a software development company, and Chairman of NetNames, the internet services and online brand management company. He has previously been Chief Executive at Communisis plc and Synstar plc.

Executive directors

Chris Jagusz

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Jagusz was appointed CEO of Redcentric on 16 October 2017. Chris, at the time of joining Redcentric, has twenty-five years of experience in the telecoms and managed services industry, during which time he has built a track record of delivering growth and business transformation. Chris has enjoyed a mix of both executive and consultancy roles through his career. From 2014 to 2016, Chris was Chief Executive of Azzurri Communications. During this period he led the transformation of the business, refocusing on growth markets and driving margin and efficiency improvements prior to its sale.

Prior to this role, from 2012 to 2014, Chris was Managing Director of SSE Telecoms. During this period, he drove the investment in advanced networks and products which served as the foundation for its growth in commercial markets. Other executive roles in the telecoms and managed services industry include Managing Director at Daisy Group plc (2010 - 2011) and a number of senior management roles at BT (1988 to 2006).

Peter Brotherton

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Brotherton was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on 28 November 2016. Peter is a senior and experienced Chief Financial Officer with over 25 years' experience across a number of senior finance roles. Peter's two previous roles were as Chief Financial Officer of Gametech and Chief Financial Officer at PKR Group.

Prior to those two roles, from 2011 to 2014, Peter was Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Executive of Meucci Solutions NV. Meucci Solutions was an international telecommunications and managed services business. During his time at Meucci Solutions, the business saw strong sales and EBITDA growth while also extensively reviewing its central financial control function.

Peter also had senior finance roles at Varla (UK) Limited, Cell Structures Group plc and spent five years at Kingston Communications plc, becoming Director of Finance. Peter trained at KPMG Peat Marwick.