Meet the team

Our team live and breathe the Comvergent values, passionately ensuring the highest of standards for our customers.

John Roberts

Chairman – John Roberts CEng, MEng, MIET

John is a Chartered Engineer with a Master’s degree in Engineering and over 20 years’ experience in managing technology businesses. John has been chairman of Comvergent since 2005 having previously been founder and CEO of P-Tec Automotive Ltd.

Paul Garston

Group Managing Director – Paul Garston MSc, CMgr FCMI, IEng MIET

With over 20 years’ experience in management within the telecommunications industry and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Paul has been MD of Comvergent since Jan 2015, having previously been COO of Comvergent since 1997. Prior to joining Comvergent, Paul held senior Management positions at NSN , Nokia Networks and Orange. He holds an MSc in Telecommunications and Computing and a Post graduate Diploma in Technology Management.

Gareth Hughes

Group Commercial & Finance Director – Gareth Hughes BA (Hons), CIMA

Gareth is a CIMA qualified Chartered Accountant with an honours degree in Economics. Prior to joining Comvergent as Commercial & Finance Director, Gareth worked for BskyB developing financial strategy Initiatives and strategic commercial support of BskyB Joint Ventures.

Mark Smith

Operations Director – Mark Smith

After leaving the RAF, Mark worked on worldwide cellular network projects before returning to the UK to join Orange PCS.

Mark joined Comvergent’s formation in 2005 and has been building and leading technical teams ever since.

James Potter

Sales and Marketing Director – James Potter

James made his name within RAN Operations in roles with Nokia, Aricent and Ericsson, before joining Comvergent as Operations Manager.

James has since moved into customer-facing roles, culminating in his recent appointment as Sales and Marketing Director.

Peter Berry

Strategic Board Advisor – Peter Berry MA, MBA, LLB

Peter has 20 years executive level experience from BT in roles including Programme Director Customer Experience, Programme Director Service Reliability and Head of Service Delivery for Mobile Network Operators. Peter has an MA, LLB and MBA from Durham Business School.