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    Mark Braithwaite


  • Frank Dangeard, Arqiva 2017

    Frank Dangeard


  • Mike Darcey - for website

    Mike Darcey


  • sally_davis_arqiva_director

    Sally Davis


  • Paul Donovan

    Paul Donovan

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Neil King

    Neil King


  • Batiste Ogier

    Batiste Ogier


  • Mike_Parton_chairman_arqiva_com

    Mike Parton


  • DIRECTORS-Christian-Seymour

    Christian Seymour


  • Sean West CFO

    Sean West

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Mark Braithwaite



    Mark is a Senior Managing Director in Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. Mark was previously Chief Financial Officer of Thames Water, the UK's largest water and wastewater services company. Prior to joining Thames Water, Mark was Finance Director of the customer and energy divisions at EDF Energy plc, and before that held a number of senior Finance positions at Seeboard plc.

    Mark has other non-executive directorship roles for companies within MIRA’s investment portfolio and is also a trustee of Leadership through Sport & Business, a UK social mobility and employability charity.

  • Frank Dangeard


    Frank Dangeard, Arqiva 2017

    In the telecom, media and technology sector, Frank has held various positions at Thomson S.A., including Chairman & CEO, and was Deputy CEO of France Telecom.  He served on the boards of SonaeCom and Orange, and was Deputy Chairman then Acting Chairman of Telenor. He is currently Chairman of NortonLifeLock (ex-Symantec, US) and is on the board of IHS (Cayman). In the financial sector, Mr. Dangeard was a Managing Director of SG Warburg and Chairman of SG Warburg France. He served on the boards of Crédit Agricole CIB and Home Credit. He is currently on the board of NatWest Group (UK), and Chairman of NatWest Markets (UK). Frank also held board positions at EDF, RPX and various listed and non-listed companies in Europe, the US, India and the Middle-East. He graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (Prix Jouy-Entreprise), the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Lauréat) and the Harvard Law School (HLS Fellow, Fulbright Scholar).

  • Mike Darcey


    Mike Darcey - for website

    Mike has over 25 years of experience in the technology, media and telecommunications industry with numerous positions held ranging from CEO of News International to COO of British Sky Broadcasting Group. He has also provided strategic advisory services to a range of clients in the media industry. 

    Mike has served or is currently serving on boards including Dennis Publishing (UK) Ltd (Chairman), M247 (Chairman), Home Retail Group (Senior Independent Director) and Sky New Zealand (Director). He is also Chairman of British Gymnastics and Senior Expert Advisor to MTM Consulting.

    He holds an MSc Economics from the London School of Economics.

  • Sally Davis



    With over 30 years’ experience in the TMT sector, Sally has held a variety of senior product, strategy and chief executive roles in companies ranging from start-ups to major US and UK Corporations.

    Until 2011, Sally was Chief Executive of BT Wholesale, one of the four operating divisions of BT. Joining the company in 1999, she held successive roles in internet and multimedia strategy, setting up an ASP business, running global products and responsibility for the total product portfolio, before becoming CEO in 2007.

    Prior to BT, Sally had an early product management career at Mercury Communications, leaving to set up a cable television company in the UK in the late eighties. She then became a Director of NYNEX in the UK and joined them in the US, working in strategy and corporate development as it developed from NYNEX, merging with Bell Atlantic and then with GTE to become Verizon.

    She is currently a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Telenor and is Chairman of Leonard Cheshire.

  • Paul Donovan

    Chief Executive Officer

    Paul Donovan

    Paul is an international businessman and philanthropist, with over 20 years’ experience in senior executive roles across the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. He was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer in April 2020. Prior to this he acted as a non-executive director on the Arqiva Board.

    He is accountable for the day to day running of our business and providing the effective leadership to ensure we are following the strategy agreed with the Board. This includes having mutually productive relationships with our customers, having the right culture and meeting financial targets.

    Between 2014 and 2016 Paul led the transformation of Europe’s leading cinema operator, Odeon and UCI Cinemas Group, ahead of its successful sale to AMC Theatres. Paul’s leadership led to innovations in pricing, digital marketing and guest experience which laid the foundations for improvements in business performance and public perception.

    Prior to Odeon, Paul was CEO of Irish Telecoms Group eir, again leading a comprehensive process of business transformation. The transformation programme was all encompassing and included the introduction of a new mobile brand, the integration of mobile and fixed networks and IT, the creation of a mobile network sharing joint venture with Telefonica, a £90m investment in fibre based internet services, the launch of a range of new wholesale products and a restructuring of €4bn of corporate debt.

    Paul’s background has included senior executive appointments with a number of significant global organisations. He spent nine years at Vodafone including five years as a member of the Group Executive where he notably led the company’s emerging markets business. He worked at Cable and Wireless in both the UK at One2One and in Australia at Optus. His early career included senior commercial roles at BT, Apple Computers, Coca-Cola and Schweppes Beverages and Mars Inc.

    Philanthropy is fundamental to Paul’s philosophy. He served as senior philanthropy advisor to Sir Christopher Hohn from 2017-18, and was CEO of the CH Foundation and interim CEO of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. In 2018 he became a trustee of the Oxfordshire Community Foundation and is a founder of two private charitable funds; Our Common Good UK, a social impact accelerator, and the Daymark Fund, an educational charity focussed on the developing world.

    Paul is a keen Arsenal fan. He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife, they have two children.

  • Neil King


    Neil King

    Neil runs the European infrastructure business at CPP Investment Board.  He has over twenty five years of experience in the infrastructure market, including ten years at 3i as a founding partner in its infrastructure investment business before joining CPPIB in 2015.

    Neil is also a non-executive director at Interparking S.A., a European car parking business which is in CPPIB’s infrastructure investment portfolio.

    Neil has a BSc in Mathematics from Durham University.

  • Batiste Ogier


    Batiste Ogier

    Batiste is a Senior Principal in the Portfolio Value Creation at CPP Investments. Batiste has responsibility for oversight of CPP Investments’ global Infrastructure and Power & Renewables portfolios including helping establish each investment’s asset management priorities. In his role, Batiste is also a Director on the Board of Renewable Power Capital, a renewable energy investment platform he helped found in 2020, and is a Board representative for CPP Investments at Anglian Water. Prior to joining CPP Investments in January 2019, Batiste was a Director in the Infrastructure team at First State Investments, during which time he was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Coriance Group (2016-18) and a Board representative for FSI at Anglian Water (2014-18). Batiste worked for KPMG from 2004 to 2012 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (FCA) with the ICAEW in 2007.

  • Mike Parton



    Mike brings a wealth of relevant experience from the telecoms and technology industry to Arqiva. After starting his career as a Chartered Management Accountant, Mike worked for a number of UK technology companies including ICL, GEC, STC and Marconi.

    Mike has held the roles of CEO of Marconi plc, Chairman of Damovo Group, and Chairman of Tele2 AB.

    In addition to his role at Arqiva, Mike is currently also Chairman of TDC Group and a trustee of a young people’s charity Grit.

  • Christian Seymour



    Christian is Head of Infrastructure at IFM Investors, responsible for the business expansion in Europe and oversight of IFM's existing European asset portfolio, of which Conyers Trust Company is an investment vehicle.

    Christian is located at IFM's London office. 

  • Sean West

    Chief Financial Officer

    Sean West CFO

    Sean joined Arqiva in 2015 as Director of Treasury and Corporate Finance and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in September 2019, after holding the position on an interim basis for six months.

    Sean has a background in all areas of corporate finance and financing, and as Director of Treasury and Corporate Finance, Sean was responsible for all aspects of the Group's capital structure.

    Prior to Arqiva, Sean held senior corporate finance and treasury positions at the Immediate Capital Group (ICG) and LandSec and brings a wealth of experience across a range of industries and financial markets.

    He is a dual UK and Australian national and holds a degree in Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance, from the University of New South Wales and is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.  Sean is married with two children.