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                        ​                 Executive Team ​

Chief Executive Officer - Richard Semple 

Chief Executive Officer - Richard Semple CBE

Richard joined UK SBS in 2018 after thirty three years as a Royal Engineer and senior officer in the British Army. In addition to strategic and policy development roles in the Ministry of Defence, he has spent much of his career with responsibility for the delivery of the Army’s engineering and information services across the world.  Most recently, as a general officer, he held board level responsibilities for the Army’s equipment fleets, logistics and support services and as the Army’s first Chief Information Officer, he increased information exploitation and directed digital transformation across the organisation. As a technology leader with extensive experience in directing operations and complex programs, Richard brings a valuable insight to UK SBS to maximise the potential of future shared services.

Chief Strategy Officer - John Arnott 

Chief Strategy Officer - John Arnott

After an early career in banking, John spent 20 years in senior HR roles for HSBC Bank plc. After leaving HSBC, John has been HR Director of Vaultex UK Ltd, an outsourced supplier of cash management services owned by HSBC and Barclays, and of the 140 hotel group Millennium & Copthorne plc. John joined UK SBS in 2014, initially in an HR role and then as Corporate Services Director. With the creation of UK Research & Innovation in 2018 John was seconded to establish their HR function, as Chief People Officer. John returned to UK SBS in 2019 as Strategy Director. He is a graduate of Loughborough University (BSc, Banking & Finance) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Chief Change Officer - Victoria McMyn 

Chief Change Officer - Victoria McMyn

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Chief Digital & Information Officer - David Walder 

Chief Digital & Information Officer - David Walder

David brings over twenty years of experience in digital transformation, enterprise architecture, and IT leadership and change delivery. This breadth of experience equips him to lead the Digital and Information teams as they play a pivotal role in UK SBS’ transformation. Before joining UK SBS David was the Chief Enterprise Architect for the British Army, his final role in an eighteen-year career with the Ministry of Defence where he started as a functional support analyst on the MoD Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions for Finance, HR and other business services. He joined UK SBS in 2018 as the Enterprise Architect before taking on the Head of Digital and Deputy Chief Technology Officer role. David takes pride in ‘walking in the shoes’ of his teams as the result of a wide-ranging career in IT, and says he places importance on building trust, collaboration, and developing skills and talent. His greatest personal achievements to date are representing Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships and building his family home which he shares with his wife and two teenage boys.

Chief Operating Officer - TBC 

Chief Operating Officer - TBC

Coming soon.

Chief Finance Officer - Crispin Dawe 

Chief Finance Officer - Crispin Dawe

Crispin has worked for UK SBS in Corporate Finance since 2009. He began his career with KPMG, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW). He then spent 3 years in finance roles with Thorn EMI and a further 16 years with Motorola, involved with international finance and business development. Crispin has a BSc in Genetics from the University of Nottingham.

Company Secretary - Caroline Jenkins 

Company Secretary - Caroline Jenkins

Caroline joined UK SBS in January 2015 and was appointed as Company Secretary in August 2016. After graduating from the University of Reading with a BSc in Environmental Biology, Caroline worked in events management before joining the City of London Corporation and later Innovate UK. She has over eight years’ governance experience within both the public sector and local government and qualified as a Chartered Company Secretary (ICSA) in 2020.​​​

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Our Head of People - Donna Colley

Donna brings over 15 years of HR experience working for a variety of organisations including TSB, NHS, Babcock International, and Devon Doctors. She has significant expertise in change management, transformation, culture and organisational development.​​​​​​​​​​​​