Leadership

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The Group Management Team

High level leadership for our operations across the Group.

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Mike Norris

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Norris has been Computacenter’s Chief Executive since 1994.

As well as spearheading the Group’s strategy and growth ambitions, he is responsible for ensuring the company delivers value to its customers and shareholders. Mike joined Computacenter’s sales team in 1984 after graduating from university. He went on to hold a number of roles before taking over the management reins in 1994. Mike has a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of East Anglia and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Hertfordshire University.

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Chris Jehle

Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for all Group financial activities, Chris Jehle joined Computacenter on 1 June 2023.

Chris graduated with a degree from Augsburg University and holds a dual MBA from Mannheim Business School in Germany and ESSEC in France. He was previously at Experian where he was the CFO for the UK&I region and the Global Software Business. Chris has more than 25 years in the IT and Software industry in Europe, Japan, Singapore, US and the UK and has held various senior Finance and Consulting positions in Fujitsu-Siemens, Accenture and SAP.

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John Beard

Managing Director
Europe

John leads Computacenter’s business across Europe and is accountable for all customer engagement in the region. He joined Computacenter’s inaugural graduate scheme in 1995 and held various Sales and Sales leadership roles in the UK business (as well as a year as Chief Commercial Officer) before moving into his current role of Managing Director for Europe. John graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Mathematics.

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Neil Hall

President
North America

Neil leads Computacenter’s North American business.
Neil joined Computacenter in 2001 with the acquisition of GE-CITS UK, and has held leadership positions in the UK and Germany for more than 15 years.

From 2013 – 2016, Neil led the Group’s strategic development in contractual services, including architecture, commercial offerings and client engagements. Between 2016 - 2022 he successfully lead our UK and Ireland business as Managing Director.

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Lieven Bergmans

Chief Commercial Officer

As Group Chief Commercial Officer, Lieven is responsible for inside sales, supply chain services and partner management.

Lieven joined Computacenter in 2000 as Head of the Consulting Division of the Belgian subsidiary. In 2008, he was appointed Managing Director of Computacenter Benelux. He was responsible for aligning the local business with the company's portfolio of services and group solutions and increasing market share. From 2015 to 2022, he brought stability and growth to the French entity, taking on additional responsibilities for the growth of Computacenter in Europe (outside of Germany and the UK).

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Reiner Louis

Managing Director
Professional Services

Since 2023, Reiner Louis has led the global Professional Services organisation at Computacenter. In this role, he is responsible for the expansion of the Group-wide Professional Services business. From 2013 Reiner was responsible for the entire business in Germany as Country Head Germany and Spokesman of the Management Board. Reiner joined Computacenter in 1994 as Head of Customer Services and held various management positions in subsequent years.

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Julie O'Hara

Managing Director
Managed Services

Julie is responsible for the delivery of services to Computacenter’s customers worldwide.

Re-joining Computacenter in 2014, Julie was responsible for all services delivered to UK clients, extending her scope globally in 2017. Julie spent 2 years at Colt as VP for Services and Solutions, where she ran Managed Service Management, Contract Management, Consultants and Architects across Europe. Prior to this, she worked at Computacenter and IBM in a number of technical service and sales-related positions, and has been in the IT industry for almost 30 years.

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Sarah Long

Chief People Officer

Sarah has over 25 years’ experience in the technology industry. She originally joined Computacenter in 1996 and spent 12 years in various Sales and Service Leadership roles. Between 2008 and 2018 she consulted to a number of technology organisations across Europe, advising on strategic growth and organisational change. Sarah rejoined Computacenter in March 2019 to lead the Group People Strategy and in-country Human Resources functions. Sarah graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Technology and Design.

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John Gibbs

Chief Information Officer

Responsible for all of Computacenter’s systems and infrastructure, John joined Computacenter in July 2023. He has over 30 years’ experience in Information Technology, most recently as the Group CIO of Rolls-Royce and International Airline Group. In addition to his IT experience, he has also previously been a customer of Computacenter and an advisor to the Company.

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Mo Siddiqi

Group Development Director

Mo is responsible for Computacenter’s strategy, marketing, corporate development initiatives and sustainability strategy. Since originally joining Computacenter in 1997, Mo has held a number of senior sales and operational roles, notably leading the Company’s international development through a mixture of organic growth, customer wins, business start-ups and acquisitions.

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Fraser Phillips

Group Legal and Compliance Director

As Computacenter’s Group Legal and Compliance Director, Fraser advises on large services engagements, particularly those involving multiple partners. He took on his current role in 2013 after a six-year tenure as Head of Legal in the UK. Fraser qualified as a barrister in 1997 and has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and drafting commercial agreements.

Our leadership principles

There are five core categories of leadership behaviours, that illustrates our best practice for leaders.



Engaging and communicating with purpose



Focusing on customer experience and results



Developing skills and encouraging growth



Leading change and improvement



Building collaboration and belonging

Computacenter Co-Founders

Computacenter was formed by two British entrepreneurs, Peter Ogden and Philip Hulme in 1981.

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Philip Hulme

Founder Non-Executive Director

Philip founded Computacenter with Peter Ogden in 1981 and worked for the Company on a full-time basis until stepping down as Executive Chairman in 2001. He was previously a Vice President and Director of the Boston Consulting Group.

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Peter Ogden

Founder Non-Executive Director

Peter founded Computacenter with Philip Hulme in 1981 and was Chairman of the Company until 1998, when he became a Non-Executive Director. Prior to founding Computacenter, he was a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Co.

Our Country Leaders

Managing the business in countries that we sell to customers.

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Steve Hatherly

Managing Director, UK

Steve joined Computacenter in a sales role in 2003. He was promoted to Client Director in 2007 where he focussed on developing Computacenter’s client base in telecommunications, technology, media, and the retail and gaming industries. Steve has progressed through the organisation and brings more than 20 years of IT Sales to his current role as Country Unit Director for the UK, which he took on in 2023.

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Bernd Charpentier

Managing Director, Germany

Bernd Charpentier is Spokesman of the Management Board and Country Head of Computacenter Germany.

Bernd Charpentier is responsible for Computacenter's entire business in Germany. In this role, he reports to John Beard, Western Europe Managing Director at Computacenter. He previously held the position of Service Management Director and was responsible for all services provided in Germany.

Bernd Charpentier began his career as a sales trainee at Computacenter in 1997 and later worked as a Key Account Manager. In 2005, as Head of Sales, he assumed overall responsibility for the data processing business in the West Region. As Big Deal Manager Workplace, in 2007, he continued to focus sales on the IT workstation. He then concentrated on the financial sector as Client Director and as Deal Executive BECS (Business Enablement & Contractual Services) focused on Managed Services customers. In 2016, he was appointed as Sector Director West and appointed to the Computacenter Germany Management Board.

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Anne Mérinville

Country Unit Director - President Computacenter France

Anne is responsible for all customer relationships and contracts in France. She joined Computacenter in 2003 as a Consultant, successfully delivering a variety of assignments both externally for major clients and internally for Computacenter. In 2012, she took on leadership of the Projects team in France, and since 2016 also the Consulting function – having significant influence on developing our Professional Services business. Before joining Computacenter, Anne worked in various industrial companies as an engineer and consultant. She is a graduate of AgroParisTech (Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon).

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Neil Hall

President
North America

Neil leads Computacenter’s North American business.
Neil joined Computacenter in 2001 with the acquisition of GE-CITS UK, and has held leadership positions in the UK and Germany for more than 15 years.

From 2013 – 2016, Neil led the Group’s strategic development in contractual services, including architecture, commercial offerings and client engagements. Between 2016 - 2022 he successfully lead our UK and Ireland business as Managing Director.

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Christian Nguyen

SVP, Country Leader ‐ Canada, Computacenter

Christian Nguyen is the SVP and Country Leader for Computacenter in Canada. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the sales strategy and day-to-day operations of the business for Computacenter’s Canadian business. He brings over 30 years of technology product, services and solution sales experience to this position.

Prior to Computacenter, he co-founded TeraMach in 1996, which was then acquired by Pivot Technology Solutions in 2016. Christian graduated with Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in 1993 from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Jurgen Strijkers

Managing Director, Belgium

Jurgen leads Computacenter’s Belgium business, and is accountable for all customer relationships and engagements in the country.

He joined Computacenter in 2001 to support the delivery of global contractual services for a customer in the financial services industry. He was then promoted to overall Service Manager, and in 2007, took responsibility of all Managed Services business for Computacenter Belgium and the Netherlands. He was appointed as Country Unit Director for Belgium and the Netherlands in 2015. Among other business qualifications, he holds an MBA from the University of Bradford.

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Adriaan Elsman

Country Manager, Netherlands

Adriaan leads Computacenter’s Dutch business and is accountable for all customer relationships and engagements in the country. He joined the organization in the role of Business Consultant to transform the organization from a transactional product-related company to a more value-added services company. Adriaan specializes in change management, sales and operations, and defining and implementing service strategies. He has more than 20 years’ experience in Management and Sales within the ICT sector (including Atos Origin, HP), and holds an MSc in Business Administration from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

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Massimiliano D’Auria

Managing Director, Switzerland

Massimiliano D’Auria is the CEO of Computacenter Switzerland. After founding DAMAX AG in 1999, Massimiliano became part of the Computacenter team in 2011 when the Group acquired a majority holding in DAMAX. Massimiliano has an MBA from the Zurich International Business School.