Our leadership team

Get to know our leadership team a little better.

Justin DayCEO and Co-Founder

Justin has over 20 years’ experience in IT working almost exclusively in Networks and Security and has extensive knowledge in cloud computing, the delivery of complex IT programmes and assisted in overhauling network architectures to streamline existing infrastructures to deliver significant benefits. He has worked in both the private and public sectors, spanning the technology, telecommunications, finance and insurance industries including Vodafone and Aviva.

He is a Norfolk boy, born and bred with a huge passion for sport, mostly football and American Football. He is a lifelong supporter of Norwich City, Earsham FC (Up the Otters!) and is the extremely proud Manager of Diss Town Under 13s. Justin is a season ticket holder for American Football team, New Orleans Saints and considers the city his home away from home and a place he loves spending time in.

Stephen McConnellCTO

Steve McConnell, our Chief Technology Officer (CTO) has an extensive background in network infrastructure and security spanning over two decades. Tasked with shaping Cloud Gateway's technical direction and overseeing platform development. As well as working internally, Steve spends a lot of time with our customers, helping public and private sector organisations to embrace the cloud, modernise their infrastructure, and integrate emerging technologies into their estate.

Steve's professional journey includes roles at Lloyds Banking Group, Capita, The Ministry of Justice, and BetFred, where he played a pivotal role the execution of large-scale network transformation projects.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Steve enjoys a very active lifestyle! Whether he's hiking in the Peak District near his home, or indulging in a spot of course fishing, he finds joy in the outdoors!

Mark FrancisCFO

Mark is our Chief Finance Officer and is a Chartered Accountant having trained and qualified at PwC in London. Mark worked primarily with retail and financial services firms whilst at PwC before working in-house in commercial roles. 

Since 2018, Mark has specialised in working with technology start-ups at various stages of growth from Seed investment to Series B, giving him a great breadth and depth of knowledge in this sector.

Mark lives in London with his partner and their mini-dachshund, Michael - named after the lead character in the US office!

When he's not chasing Michael round the office, he can be found watching/enduring Leicester City as a lifelong supporter.

Emma GooderhamCommercial Director

Emma is our Commercial Director, responsible for the commercial and compliance functions within the business. Emma is an Institute of Director's Chartered Director and has held various board positions in the energy, creative and software industries as well as running her own consultancy company. Notable roles include commercial and operational directorships at Soak Digital, Naked Element and Indigo Swan.

Since Emma joined us in 2021, she became a member of techUK's Local Digital Capital working group which aims to map the UK's digital landscape to help inform local government digital policy. She has also taken ownership of our ESG strategy and brought structure and leadership to these activities.

In her spare time Emma loves to travel. She has been to over 20 countries and counting, and enjoys sampling all the local foods on offer. She's also happy at home, outside on the farm in Norfolk with her 2 daughters and creating her own culinary masterpieces in the kitchen. Emma is an avid Norwich City supporter too - come on you Yellows!

Myles ClarkeHead of Marketing

Myles has been an integral part of Cloud Gateway since 2017. With nearly a decade of experience in the tech and digital industry, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the senior leadership team.

Myles is not just a strategist but a passionate collaborator, working closely with clients and partners to craft and execute impactful campaigns, content, and events that highlight Cloud Gateway's value proposition and expertise. His role as Head of Marketing involves aligning marketing, brand, and communications strategies with the company's growth plans, he is the driving force behind our strategic outreach efforts, contributing to the overall success of Cloud Gateway. Myles is passionate about ensuring the company's unique offering is effectively communicated to the market.

Outside work, Myles is a sports buff, though these days, he's more into watching than playing. You'll catch him glued to New Orleans Saints games in the NFL, or rooting for West Ham in the Premier League. His weekends often revolve around catching as many games as humanly possible!

Jo HoggarthHead of People & Talent

Jo joined us in 2023 as Head of People & Talent to build the foundations across our employee lifecycle. Having started her career in technology recruitment, she found her passion in People & Talent, firstly for a property company before moving into scaling tech businesses. Jo loves getting into the details of how a business is structured, finding ways to enhance engagement and performance, whilst providing support to every team.

Jo studied International Hospitality Management in Aberdeen. Although she didn't pursue a career in Hospitality, Jo is still an enthusiastic cook and loves to show off her recipes - from curries to lasagne, banana bread to ginger & orange cake, you'll always get Jo's attention talking about food!

Jo also has dog called Donnie, who ventures into the London office with her every week. He's an energetic Cockapoo who loves to get attention with a bark or three. At the weekends Jo and Donnie venture all over the country to find new walking spots with spectacular views. Their favourite spot to play fetch, see sunsets and go cold water swimming is Cooden Beach in East Sussex.

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