Meet our leadership team

Paul Shannon, CEO

Paul is responsible for shaping and delivering the wider business strategy, with a strong focus on executive relationships across customers, team members and partners alike.

“The success of UKFast is down to its amazing people. The people make this business and are the reason why customers come to us and stay with us.”

Chris Hodgson, COO

Chris leads the development of our service and product offering and ensures our solution delivery is second to none.

“It’s the people here at UKFast that make our service delivery so exceptional. Of course, we have well-engineered processes, but it’s our people’s passion and dedication that makes all the difference.”

Steve Townsley, CFO

With extensive experience managing P&Ls for large organisations, Steve leads the strategic financial planning for the company.

“Of course it’s important that we are proftiable, but the key to success is ensuring our financial models are giving the maximum value to our customers.”

Richard Bishop, Chairman

Richard uses his 30+ years experience in running multi-million dollar businesses to guide and advise the UKFast leadership team.

“Supporting this truly talented leadership team and helping them grow the business is a privilege – it’s why I get out of bed in the morning.”

Neil Lathwood, CTO

Neil leads UKFast’s technical teams and devises the strategic direction of its technology from infrastructure and hardware to security and devops.

“Being a Linux sysadmin at heart, I do get excited by advances in technology. But it’s how that tech is applied to get real benefits for organisations and people that is truly fascinating.”

Catherine Greening, M&A Director

With an excellent track record in private equity, Catherine works with the board to identify and assess expansion opportunities.

“Helping UKFast grow and to add to its portfolio of solutions is an exciting job. But, more fullfilling is to be bringing more jobs and skills to the North West.”

Will Pullman, Commercial Director

Will is the lynchpin between sales and product development ensuring our solutions always deliver value to our customers.

“It’s great to work in a company where the product team’s first thought is ‘how can we deliver even more value to customers?’. It makes my job quite easy sometimes.”

Carl Wormald, Inflexion Partner

Carl has 25+ years experience in private equity and is a member of the Investment Committee based at Inflexion’s Manchester business.

“UKFast is one of the most entrepreneurial and driven mangagement teams I have worked with. Their success comes from their huge focus on people.”