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Fujitsu UK & Ireland Leadership Team

Michael Keegan

Michael Keegan

Head of EMEIA Product Business and Chairman, UK & Ireland

In July 2015, Michael Keegan was appointed to lead Fujitsu’s EMEIA Product Business, and as Chairman of Fujitsu UK & Ireland.

In leading Fujitsu’s EMEIA Product Business, Michael’s primary focus is on driving innovation by tracking changing customer requirements and market trends. He ensures that the regional Fujitsu product portfolio, which ranges from mobile devices and deskbound PCs through to mission critical datacentre infrastructure, is able to continuously meet customer needs. To achieve this, Michael holds responsibility for Fujitsu’s complete product lifecycle from Research & Development, Purchasing and Production, to Business and Sales Operation.

As Chairman of Fujitsu UK and Ireland, Michael is one of the primary regional spokesperson to the media, regional analysts and trade bodies. He also represents Fujitsu at the CBI, techUK (Deputy President), Tech Partnership, The Prince's Trust and Business in the Community. Prior to taking up his joint roles, Michael was CEO of Fujitsu UK and Ireland’s ICT business. Before this, he successfully led Fujitsu UK and Ireland’s Technology Products Group, significantly growing the profitability and market share of the infrastructure, products and solutions business. Michael joined Fujitsu in 2006 as Business Unit Director for the UK Government Division.


Lucy Dimes

Lucy Dimes

Chief Executive, Fujitsu UK & Ireland Region

Lucy Dimes was appointed Chief Executive, Fujitsu UK & Ireland, in June 2016. Before this she was Chief Operating Officer for Equiniti Group plc, where she was a member of the main board, Operating Committee and Executive Committee. Lucy led the restructure, transformation and repositioning of the business in the run up to an IPO in October 2015, helping to achieve an enterprise value of c£850m.

Prior to this Lucy was Chief Executive, UK & Ireland for Alcatel-Lucent. In what was a turnaround role reporting to the President EMEA, Lucy transformed the region gross margin from 14.6% to 54% and restored confidence and a ‘winning culture’. Previously Lucy had a successful 19 year career in BT plc culminating in the role of Managing Director, Group & Openreach Service Operations, responsible for the £3.1bn relationship.

Lucy has been a Non-Executive Director for Berendsen plc, a FTSE 250 international textile services business, with a market cap iro. £2bn, since 2012, and is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. She is also a Trustee for the Garden Bridge and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.


Tony O’Malley

Tony O’Malley

CEO, Fujitsu Ireland

Tony O’Malley, CEO Fujitsu Ireland and Chairman of Fujitsu Ireland Limited board, leads its 350 plus team to provide innovative ICT services to the public and private sector in the Irish marketplace. In his role as CEO, he is committed to value creation and delivery for its customers and bringing forward Fujitsu’s vision to create a Human Centric Intelligent Society. He also oversees significant research programmes in Ireland in collaboration with Fujitsu Laboratories Japan in the area of Data Analytics and Healthcare systems for assisted living. He is a member of Fujitsu UK & Ireland Regional Leadership team tasked with driving responsible growth in the region.


Rupal Karia

Rupal Karia

Managing Director, Retail and Hospitality

Appointed Managing Director for Retail and Hospitality in April 2014, Rupal is responsible for leading and driving growth in the Retail and Hospitality business which already includes many high street names. Rupal has an impressive track record in running and transforming accounts.

Previous to this role Rupal worked in Fujitsu’s Public Sector team successfully running one of our largest sectors. Prior to moving to Account Management, Rupal was a well-known Programme Director where he built a reputation for growing accounts and successfully delivering large complex programmes across a number of clients.


Tom Roche

Tom Roche

Head of Manufacturing, Utilities & Services

Tom leads Fujitsu’s business in the Manufacturing, Utilities and Services sectors across the UK. He also sits on the UK & Ireland senior leadership team.

In the previous 17 years with Fujitsu Tom has most recently led Fujitsu’s Product business where he worked closely with Fujitsu’s Global Innovation team. Prior to that he worked across both the Public and Private Sectors in a number of senior General Management roles. In his spare ‘working time’ Tom is Fujitsu’s Executive sponsor for our Graduates and Apprentices and is a fully accredited and qualified Executive Coach.

Before joining Fujitsu Tom was Managing Director at an independent European HR & Finance Outsourcing company. Previous to this he was a Divisional Managing Director for a Global Business Services firm who sponsored him for his ‘MBA for Europe’. 


Steven Cox

Steven Cox

Vice President, Head of Public Sector

Steven has held a wide range of strategic roles across both public and private sectors since joining Fujitsu from BAeSema in 1996. Appointed Executive Director for Public Sector for Fujitsu UK & Ireland in April 2014, Steven is now responsible for leading the company’s business with its impressive portfolio of clients across Central Government, Local and Devolved Government and Transport. In this role, he leads a team of over 1300 people and spearheads the delivery of a wide range of essential business services to government. Steven is also the Executive Sponsor of our LGB+ programme and networking group, Shine. Educated at Henley Management College (MBA) and the University of Surrey (Physics), Steven brings a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience to the team.


Tim Gibson

Tim Gibson

Vice President, Head of Defence & National Security

Tim has held a wide range of board-level roles in the Company since joining ICL in 1979, including the leadership of several major UK and international Business Units. Following Fujitsu’s acquisition of ICL, Tim headed up the Company’s Offshore Development and Global Bids organisations, before being appointed Business Unit Director for Defence & National Security in 2011. Tim joined the main board of Fujitsu UK & Ireland in April 2014. Tim is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Member of the Institute of Directors.


Mike Foster

Mike Foster

Managing Director, Financial Services

Mike Foster is responsible for driving growth and exception levels of Customer satisfaction in the UK & Ireland Financial Services Sector and has executive responsibility for the Sales and Business Development teams working across the Sector.

Prior to talking on his current position in April 2016, Mike was the UK&I Sales Director for our Business and Applications Services team. Mike has over 23 years experience working within the IT Outsourcing industry, in both the Public and Private sectors and has worked throughout Europe, North America and South Africa with many of the worlds leading financial services companies. Mike started his sales career with Xerox and joined HP’s Consulting & Integration sales team in 1999. Before joining CSC in 2011 Mike spent six years with Logica (now CGI), initially as the Sales Director for their Public Sector business and for the last three years as UK&I Sales Director. While working at CSC, Mike had a number of executive roles including management of the EMEA major deals team, Sales Director for the UK&I Netherlands, Regional Sales Transformation lead and Executive Sponsor to a number of strategic Alliance Partners.


Ian O’Driscoll

Ian O'Driscoll

Vice President, Head of CLG

Since joining Fujitsu in 2006, Ian has held a series of senior leadership roles in Fujitsu, including Commercial Director for large deals, before being appointed to his current role in June 2014. Prior to joining Fujitsu, Ian gained extensive experience across commercial, procurement and M&A functions with Plessey (including a spell in Australia), Philips MEL, GEC Marconi, SD-Scicon, EDS and Post Office Limited, where he was Commercial Director.


Chris Patton

Chris Patton

Head of Marketing, UK & Ireland

Chris led Fujitsu’s Business and Application Services Marketing before being appointed as Head of Fujitsu UK & Ireland Marketing in April 2016. Chris has over 20 years’ marketing and alliances experience in the technology sector, across a number of senior management and board level positions with channel and software vendors including SCC, EDS and Camwood. With responsibility for ensuring the effective creation and timely execution of the marketing plan for the UK & Ireland, Chris leads a dedicated team of professional marketers who share his dedication and passion for delivering comprehensive and compelling marketing programmes.


John Bray

John Bray

EPS Head of VME, EMEIA

John has held a variety of roles with Fujitsu Services and formerly ICL. John has been with the company for over 30 years during which time he has held a number of roles in the VME business including technical, sales support, business development, sales, project management and Management. John also worked for a VME customer prior to joining the company. John has led the VME business for the last 3 years, a period which has seen VME business accelerate its’ transformation from a product to services business. John also represents EPS on the UK & Ireland leadership team.


James Johnston

James Johnston

Head of UK&I Product Business

James Johnston is responsible for growing Fujitsu’s product business across the UK and Ireland. He has executive responsibility for the Sales, Presales, support and operational teams across the region, as well as overseeing the relationships with Fujitsu’s strategic partners and end user customers. James has more than 20 years of experience within the IT industry and was promoted to his current role in August 2016, following three successful years as Client Managing Director for the Manufacturing, Utilities and Services Industry Sector within Fujitsu’s market facing unit.

James joined Fujitsu in August 2011 as Cloud Services sales Director where he was responsible for professional services sales supporting next generation Software as a Service platforms including Salesforce.com and ServiceNow. Prior to joining Fujitsu, James held a number of sales and leadership positions within Hewlett Packard (HP) including the Worldwide responsibility for the Software as a Service business unit.