meet-the-team

Our multi-skilled team is made up of almost 200 people, all of whom are experienced and dedicated to achieving the same goal. We are accustomed to working on a range of projects, large and small across all environments and technologies. We can quickly expand our team to support large scale projects if needed.

Management Team

Andy from Virtua

Andy

Managing Director

Profile

Andy has been the Managing Director of Virtua since 2008, and is responsible for making sure we deliver for our customers. That means making sure we understand their needs and have the best people in place to deliver for them.

Andy is a computer science graduate. His management skills come from a career in product management and leadership with Hewlett-Packard, Lotus/IBM and Motorola.

Outside of work Andy is a keen triathlete, often out cycling with fellow directors, Rob and Brian.

Rob from Virtua

Rob

Programmes Director

Profile

Rob started working in telecoms over 30 years ago and then along with fellow director Brian, founded Virtua in 2005. Currently, Rob manages the consultancy side of the business and company project and programme governance.

In his free time Rob enjoys spending time with his family, supporting Rugby Union and cycling.

Brian From Virtua

Brian

Chief Technology Officer

Profile

Brian’s 30 year background in the industry spans across system engineering, disciplines of cellular network E2E design, test and deployment, from concept first generation through to latest 4G networks. Alongside fellow director Rob, Brian founded Virtua in 2005.

Cycling and running are some of Brian’s hobbies. He’s currently got 21 London marathons under his belt.

Neil from Virtua

Neil

Finance Director

Profile

Neil manages the finances and commercial contracts for the business, as a chartered accountant and with his background in change management, Neil is ideally placed heading up our finance team.

Neil’s passions include cooking with his daughter and wine tasting whilst on holiday in the South of France.

Tony from Virtua

Tony 

Chairman

Profile

Tony is responsible for running the board of directors in the interest of all stakeholders including the management shareholders, Connection Capital and the broader base of Virtua employees and contractors, with safety being our top priority.

In his free time Tony enjoys being adventurous you will often find him skiing and cycling up and down mountains.

Ciaran from Virtua

Ciaran

Operations Director

Profile

Ciaran is a Chartered Engineer with 30 years of Engineering and Management experience in the Broadcast and Telecoms industries. He is responsible for delivering  projects and their revenues through skilled, well managed and highly motivated teams.

Outside of work Ciaran relaxes with his family playing golf or sailing.

Peter From Virtua

Peter

Commercial Director

Profile

Peter is responsible for our business development department, his wide range of knowledge of the communications infrastructure markets and 17 years of experience make him a real asset to Virtua. For Peter the most enjoyable part of his role is the commercial realisation of engineering-based ideas and the application of technical solutions to the real world.

Peter is an ECB Level 2 cricket coach and the Chairman of a pre-school charity. Outside of work he supports Harlequins and has played rugby for the majority of his life.

Ted from Virtua

Ted

Director of Human Resources

Profile

For Ted the best about working at Virtua is the people, as a Chartered Accountant working as a Finance Director for many years, he had direct hands on responsibility for Human Resources and has encountered a wide variety of issues and consequently the necessary experience on how to deal with them. He currently deals with all matters relating to Human Resources, trying to pre-empt issues before they arise and if not ensuring prompt impartial action when they do.

Ted has a keen interest in the art of horology, and if he’s not reading Shakespeare you’ll find him watching or playing football.

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David

Director of Quality and Health and Safety

Profile

With David’s 15 years of experience, he is ideally placed to head up our health and safety arrangements for all company activities; including liaising with the customer on project specific requirements and ensuring where a particular industry has specific criteria to be fulfilled the company meets its obligations.

David’s previous position of Senior Consultant at a Safety Consultancy enabled him to gain expertise on a variety of services including Construction, Safety Training, etc. He takes on the role with a relaxed, hands-on yet professional leadership style reflecting strong interpersonal skills, allowing David to build and maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders and fellow colleagues.

In his free time David loves nothing more than to travel, especially by the coast as he is a keen sailor and loves to scuba dive.