Meet the team

Executive Board
Associate Directors
Heads of Service
Executive Board

Ian Surtees MBA, FIoD

Chief Executive Officer

Ian joined Vertas in September 2014 having spent 25 years working within the facilities management arena, most recently for OCS in the UK but also has experience of senior operational management within Europe.

Keith Buet

Chief Operating Officer

Keith has worked in the FM and Service industry for over 37 years. He joined Vertas in February 2018, after time in Australia and the Middle East as Operations Director looking after FM.

Jamie Smith

Chief Finance Officer

Jamie joined Vertas in September 2020 after a career of more than 20 years spent in senior finance roles in the housing, construction, property development and energy industries in the UK and overseas.

Associate Directors

Liam Swift – Associate Director – Operations

07834 601934 Liam.Swift@vertas.co.uk

Karen Burrowes – Associate Director – Operations

07714 272624 Karen.Burrowes@vertas.co.uk

Kate Innes – Associate Director – People

07701 264090 Kate.Innes@vertas.co.uk

Kelly Fellowes – Associate Director – HSQEC&G

07912 931052 Kelly.Fellowes@vertas.co.uk

Heads of Service

Aaron Hughes – Head of People

07714 842566 aaron.hughes@vertas.co.uk

Adrian Glasgow – Head of Energy

01473 263948 adrian.glasgow@vertas.co.uk

Bill Farley – Head of Cleaning

07542 228951 bill.farley@vertas.co.uk

Dominic Warren – Head of Procurement

07843 501925 Dominic.Warren@vertas.co.uk

Holly Smart – Head of Brand

07850 883284 holly.smart@vertas.co.uk

Jo Spencer – Head of Schools’ Choice

07718 100976 Jo.Spencer@vertas.co.uk

Julia Dolan – Head of Customer Relations

07717 513520 Julia.Dolan@vertas.co.uk

Karen Morphew – Head of Finance

07526 178831 Karen.Morphew@vertas.co.uk

Karen Pardoe – Head of Education Catering

07895 332533 karen.pardoe@vertas.co.uk

Lee Burden – Head of HSQE Compliance and Governance

07917 733489 lee.burden@vertas.co.uk

Lee Johns – Head of FM

07761 598955 lee.johns@vertas.co.uk

Mark Horner – Head of Vertas Environmental

07777 677414 mark.horner@vertas.co.uk

Martyn Kenworthy – Head of Fleet and Passenger Transport

07889 301456 martyn.kenworthy@vertas.co.uk

Matthew Atkinson – Head of IT

07922 381024 Matthew.Atkinson@vertas.co.uk

Nadine Coleman – Head of Property Management

07921 944455 Nadine.Coleman@vertas.co.uk

Peter Sutton – Head of Security Services

07712 652255 peter.sutton@vertas.co.uk

Philippa Brathovde – Head of Business Development

07732 603615 Philippa.Brathovde@vertas.co.uk

Rachel Shaw – Head of FM Services (Derbyshire)

07917 905969 rachel.shaw@vertas.co.uk

Shaun Swan – Head of Grounds

07860 258412 shaun.swan@vertas.co.uk

Stephen Whiting – Head of External Cleaning

07801 854011 stephen.whiting@vertas.co.uk