Meet the Executive Team

Beyond Cloud.

Simon Crawley-Trice
Chief Executive Officer

Simon joined Six Degrees in 2020 as Managing Director – Practice Group, following a successful period at Rackspace where he was VP Global Solutions & Services EMEA. Simon is an accomplished technology leader, with over 20 years of experience in IT. For the past five years Simon has been leading the way in driving the innovation of cloud solutions across multiple regions.

Simon is responsible for ensuring Six Degrees delivers the best possible client experiences by enhancing its already strong integrated solution capabilities. As Managing Director – Practice Group Simon is responsible for Six Degrees’ entire solution portfolio, ensuring the company’s integrated solutions remain dynamic and aligned to clients’ needs.

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“I believe Six Degrees has the potential to be the biggest name in the UK secure cloud services market. The company has seen a great deal of success to date, and I’m excited to build on this success by further enhancing the mission-critical integrated solutions we deliver to clients."
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Chris Abbott
Chief Operating Officer

Chris has over 30 years’ leadership experience, including more than 20 years in technology-enabled B2B companies in sales, operations, start-up, transition, and transformation.

He has a wide range of areas of expertise, including tech sector specialisation, managing the growth of large customers, business planning, global transformation programmes, delivery model solutions, sales leadership, organisation design, coaching and mentoring, and process engineering.

Starting his career in the British Army, Chris became an Equipment Support Manager and progressed from there. Spending a few years as global COO for Vision-Box, he has worked for big names such as HPE as a Vice President for Client Transformation and COO of EMEA.

Chris is an inclusive leader, with a history of coaching and mobilising high-performing teams over multiple sites to deliver measured services for up to 300,000 users globally and translating complex strategy into workable KPIs and achievable objectives.

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“What attracted me to Six Degrees was its commitment to its clients; that really shows in the strength of its portfolio. As our clients continue to pivot their digital transformations in this new, post-pandemic landscape, there really has been no better time for Six Degrees' unique propositions of security, data and Microsoft Public Cloud solutions. I'm excited to partner with Six Degrees' client companies in accelerating their technological transformations and truly taking them 'Beyond Cloud'."
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Ben Savage
Managing Director, Sales and Marketing

Ben is a highly motivated, skilled and experienced Sales and Marketing leader with a broad experience over 20 years’ running Go to Market organisations in Cloud, Hosting and Managed Services.
Prior to joining Six Degrees, Ben held Senior Sales Management roles in Technology Outsourcing such as HP and Fujitsu Services, International GM roles at Colt Technology Services including Vice President of the Cloud and Managed Services division prior to its onward sale, EMEA Head of GTM at the Silicon Valley business start-up Pure Storage, and more recently Managing Director of Sales & Marketing at a Private Equity backed MSP.
Ben lives in West London with his wife and 4 Children, revelling in a busy family life, with most time spent outside of work focusing energies on family time together and enjoying life!

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“I chose to join Six Degrees because of our enviable portfolio and reputation for Client Delivery in the MSP space. Our passion and understanding of how our services can underpin improved productivity, speed to market and competitive advantages to our clients allows me the opportunity to build and enhance our brand and further unlock its growth potential."
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Liz Cook
People Director

Liz is a consummate HR professional with over 25 years’ leadership experience across a diverse range of industries in both public and private companies, including Sainsbury, Bhs & John Laing. She has significant experience with both small and large UK and international organisations going through transitional change driven by M&A, organic growth and industry disruption. CIPD qualified, Liz is a true HR generalist with expertise in a number of areas and a particular passion for Organisation Development, Talent Management, Employee Engagement & Leadership Development.
Originally from the Northwest of England, Liz relocated to London in the late ’90s and is proud to say she has managed to hold on to her Northern roots. Outside of work much of her time is dedicated to her family; as a football and performing arts mum she regularly spends many hours on the touchline or in an enthusiastic audience. She also enjoys travelling, with Italy being a favourite destination.

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"It's fundamental to me that a business takes it's people seriously and Six Degrees really does put their people at the centre of what it does. It recognises the criticality of our people in enabling and driving business success for our clients and Six Degrees. For me to really thrive and enjoy a role it also needs pace, challenge and fun, Six Degrees has all these in abundance."
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Steven Mitchell
Chief Finance Officer

Steve is a qualified accountant (ACA) with extensive experience in the communication sector. Prior to joining Six Degrees, he spent five years at eir, Ireland’s largest telecommunications company, where he held a number of leadership positions including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Corporate Finance Director. He was a key member of the executive management team that delivered the turnaround of the business following its restructuring in 2012 – returning eir to growth and doubling the value of the Group.
Before his time at eir, Steve spent ten years at T-Mobile and EE, where he held a number of finance, marketing and commercial leadership roles. As the CFO of Six Degrees, Steve is responsible for the Finance, Legal and Procurement functions.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, even more so now his children are old enough to share his interest in sport and music.

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"I joined Six Degrees believing we had the opportunity to revolutionise how service providers deliver for clients. Now, the knowledge and passion of our people make my belief even greater."
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“I believe Six Degrees has the potential to be the biggest name in the UK secure cloud services market. The company has seen a great deal of success to date, and I’m excited to build on this success by further enhancing the mission-critical integrated solutions we deliver to clients."
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Simon Crawley-Trice
Chief Executive Officer

Simon joined Six Degrees in 2020 as Managing Director – Practice Group, following a successful period at Rackspace where he was VP Global Solutions & Services EMEA. Simon is an accomplished technology leader, with over 20 years of experience in IT. For the past five years Simon has been leading the way in driving the innovation of cloud solutions across multiple regions.

Simon is responsible for ensuring Six Degrees delivers the best possible client experiences by enhancing its already strong integrated solution capabilities. As Managing Director – Practice Group Simon is responsible for Six Degrees’ entire solution portfolio, ensuring the company’s integrated solutions remain dynamic and aligned to clients’ needs.

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"What attracted me to Six Degrees was its commitment to its clients; that really shows in the strength of its portfolio. As our clients continue to pivot their digital transformations in this new, post-pandemic landscape, there really has been no better time for Six Degrees' unique propositions of security, data and Microsoft Public Cloud solutions. I'm excited to partner with Six Degrees' client companies in accelerating their technological transformations and truly taking them 'Beyond Cloud'."
Arrow profile
Chris Abbott
Chief Operating Officer

Chris has over 30 years’ leadership experience, including more than 20 years in technology-enabled B2B companies in sales, operations, start-up, transition, and transformation.

He has a wide range of areas of expertise, including tech sector specialisation, managing the growth of large customers, business planning, global transformation programmes, delivery model solutions, sales leadership, organisation design, coaching and mentoring, and process engineering.

Starting his career in the British Army, Chris became an Equipment Support Manager and progressed from there. Spending a few years as global COO for Vision-Box, he has worked for big names such as HPE as a Vice President for Client Transformation and COO of EMEA.

Chris is an inclusive leader, with a history of coaching and mobilising high-performing teams over multiple sites to deliver measured services for up to 300,000 users globally and translating complex strategy into workable KPIs and achievable objectives.

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David Howson Profile Photo
“II chose to join Six Degrees because of our enviable portfolio and reputation for Client Delivery in the MSP space. Our passion and understanding of how our services can underpin improved productivity, speed to market and competitive advantages to our clients allows me the opportunity to build and enhance our brand and further unlock its growth potential."
Arrow profile
Ben Savage
Managing Director, Sales and Marketing

Ben is a highly motivated, skilled and experienced Sales and Marketing leader with a broad experience over 20 years’ running Go to Market organisations in Cloud, Hosting and Managed Services.
Prior to joining Six Degrees, Ben held Senior Sales Management roles in Technology Outsourcing such as HP and Fujitsu Services, International GM roles at Colt Technology Services including Vice President of the Cloud and Managed Services division prior to its onward sale, EMEA Head of GTM at the Silicon Valley business start-up Pure Storage, and more recently Managing Director of Sales & Marketing at a Private Equity backed MSP.
Ben lives in West London with his wife and 4 Children, revelling in a busy family life, with most time spent outside of work focusing energies on family time together and enjoying life!

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David Howson Profile Photo
"It's fundamental to me that a business takes it's people seriously and Six Degrees really does put their people at the centre of what it does. It recognises the criticality of our people in enabling and driving business success for our clients and Six Degrees. For me to really thrive and enjoy a role it also needs pace, challenge and fun, Six Degrees has all these in abundance."
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Liz Cook
People Director

Liz is a consummate HR professional with over 25 years’ leadership experience across a diverse range of industries in both public and private companies, including Sainsbury, Bhs & John Laing. She has significant experience with both small and large UK and international organisations going through transitional change driven by M&A, organic growth and industry disruption. CIPD qualified, Liz is a true HR generalist with expertise in a number of areas and a particular passion for Organisation Development, Talent Management, Employee Engagement & Leadership Development.
Originally from the Northwest of England, Liz relocated to London in the late ’90s and is proud to say she has managed to hold on to her Northern roots. Outside of work much of her time is dedicated to her family; as a football and performing arts mum she regularly spends many hours on the touchline or in an enthusiastic audience. She also enjoys travelling, with Italy being a favourite destination.

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David Howson Profile Photo
"I joined Six Degrees believing we had the opportunity to revolutionise how service providers deliver for clients. Now, the knowledge and passion of our people make my belief even greater."
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Steven Mitchell
Chief Finance Office

Steve is a qualified accountant (ACA) with extensive experience in the communication sector. Prior to joining Six Degrees, he spent five years at eir, Ireland’s largest telecommunications company, where he held a number of leadership positions including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Corporate Finance Director. He was a key member of the executive management team that delivered the turnaround of the business following its restructuring in 2012 – returning eir to growth and doubling the value of the Group.
Before his time at eir, Steve spent ten years at T-Mobile and EE, where he held a number of finance, marketing and commercial leadership roles. As the CFO of Six Degrees, Steve is responsible for the Finance, Legal and Procurement functions.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, even more so now his children are old enough to share his interest in sport and music.

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