MyCSP Board

Matt Thurstan

Matt Thurstan

Chief Executive Officer for MyCSP Ltd

Matt joined MyCSP as Chief Executive Officer on 1 August 2016.

He joined from the Department for Work and Pensions where for the last nine years he has held a number of senior roles, most recently as Director of Contracted Employment Programmes, supporting jobseekers back into work.

Matt is a chartered accountant and prior to joining DWP has held positions at both Andersen and Deloitte.

Matt is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales [ICAEW].

Neville Fell

Neville Fell

Chief Finance Officer

Neville joined MyCSP in February 2012 as Chief Finance Officer.

He was appointed to the MyCSP Board on 1 November 2013.

Neville has 15 years' experience in senior roles in BPO organisations, most recently as Finance Director at Ventura/Capita one of the UK’s leading outsourcers partnering with blue chip and government organisations, including O2, Sky, Google and the Department for Work and Pensions.

He has extensive experience in negotiating contracts, providing commercial solutions and improving profitability.

Neville is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Mark Lund

Mark Lund

Non-Executive Director

Mark Lund has over thirty years' experience in the financial services sector.

Mark has operated at Director/CEO level for the last 17 years in both public limited companies and private businesses in the UK and internationally. Mark is the former CEO of St James’s Place plc and he also had a spell on secondment as the CEO of Virgin Direct and prior to this he was a Director of Henderson Investors plc.

In 2012 he was appointed by the Cabinet Office to Chair the Employee Benefit Trust MyCSP Trust Company Ltd. He also sits on the main board of MyCSP Ltd. and is their acting Chair.

In addition, Mark is the senior independent director at British Ski and Snowboard Ltd, the national governing body for elite snowsports athletes.

Guy Wakeley

Guy Wakeley

Non-Executive Director

Guy Wakeley joined the MyCSP Board as a Non-Executive Director in April 2014 after joining the Equiniti Board as Chief Executive Officer in January 2014.

Guy joins from Morrison plc, the property services provider to the public and private sector, where he was CEO for five years. During his tenure he transformed the level of client service and innovation, grew the business rapidly and delivered consistent strong cash generation.

Prior to this, Guy was Managing Director of the Built Environment division at Amey, the infrastructure services provider to the public and private sector. Guy previously worked for The Berkeley Group, General Electric and Rolls-Royce. He holds an MA in Engineering Science from the University of Cambridge, a PhD in applications of artificial intelligence and is a Chartered Engineer.

James Steel

James Steel

Non-Executive Director

James Steel joined the MyCSP Board in March 2016. He was appointed by Cabinet Office.

James joined the Commercial Models Team in Cabinet Office four years ago and has since worked on the establishment of several joint ventures with the private sector.  He previously spent 25 years working as an investment banker with Schroders, Citigroup and Arbuthnot, after qualifying as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has an MA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford.

Outside Cabinet Office, James serves as Vice Chair of Hightown Housing Association, Chair of the UK Equities Investment Committee of Independent Age, non-executive director of Ahli United Bank (UK) plc and Axelos Limited, and a trustee of various charities. He was previously Senior Independent Director of PZ Cussons plc.