About Us

Background to KPSN

KPSN continues to develop and evolve since its creation in 2008.  The partnership has originally grown from five public service organisations supporting some 900+ sites to 27 user organisations with 1352 connected sites across the region.

The KPSN Partnership successfully develops and promotes shared services and was one of the first partnerships to aggregate connections into GCSx/GSi, now PSN. Working with the Cabinet Office, Hampshire County Council and suppliers, KPSN tested the technology and services that support PSN.

KPSN provides a number of services to its partners including internet access, commercial internet services for traded services and remote access. Its geographical coverage facilitates shared services such as regional data centres, SIP trunking, 2 factor authentication and mobile roaming via its public sector roaming service called govroam.

KPSN reduces the cost of public services and successfully delivers multiple networks over its infrastructure with interconnects to adjacent PSNs. The KPSN Partnership has also been successful in enabling the de-duplication of connections into multi-agency buildings again reducing the cost of connections and acting as an enabler for wider shared services.

Meet the Team

Jeff Wallbank

Jeff Wallbank

Head of KPSN
Stuart Cockett

Stuart Cockett

Technical Ops Service Delivery Manager
Catherine Spratley

Catherine Spratley

KPSN Project Support Officer
Steve Cocks

Steve Cocks

Commercial Contracts Manager
Sam Poulton

Sam Poulton

Senior Finance Officer
Dave Lindsay

Dave Lindsay

Strategic Development & Relationships Manager

Our Boards and Governance

KPSN is governed by two boards

The KPSN Executive Board

The KPSN Executive Board members bring significant experience from public sector and IT to provide oversight regarding procurements and accountability for the Partners.  They currently meet on a quarterly basis.  The members are:

Colin Carmichael, CEO, Canterbury City Council

Andrew Ironside, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Human Resources) at Canterbury Christ Church University

John Sotillo, Director IT, University of Kent

Steve Percival, Head of Regional Networks, Jisc

Michael Lloyd, Head of Technology Strategy & Commissioning, Kent County Council

Jeff Wallbank, Head of KPSN

Dave Lindsay, Strategic Development & Relationship Manager, Kent County Council

The KPSN Management Board

The KPSN Management Board members bring significant experience from Public Sector ICT to providing vision and strategy to the KPSN Partnership.  The members are Partner representatives from Local Authorities, Education, Health and Blue Light organisations.  They meet on a bi-monthly basis. Key Members include:

Mark Williams, Head of IT Infrastructure, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT)

Ron Rapp, Principal Associate – ICT, South East Commissioning Support Unit (SECSU)

Rob Howard, Associate Director Business Improvement and IT, Medway Community Healthcare (MCH)

Richard Morgan, Associate Network Service Manager, Jisc

Richard Packham, EiS Central Services Manager, Education in Schools (EiS)

David Cheetham, Interim General Manager, GOETEC

Timo Bayford, ICT Technical Systems Manager, EK Services

Darren Everden, Service Manager (IT Services), Gravesham Borough Council

Viv London, Technical Support Manager, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council

Tony Bullock, Chief Technology Officer, Mid Kent Services

Claire Hursell, Head of IT & Business Change, Kent Fire & Rescue Service

Peter Good, ICT Infrastructure Manager, Medway Council

Robin Jones, IT Operations Manager, Ashford Borough Council

Matt Mitchell, IT Manager, Sevenoaks District Council

Steve Makin, ICT Contracts Officer, Shepway District Council

Mark Harris, Business Service Centre – Technology Services Manager, Kent County Council

Carol Patrick, Strategic Infrastructure Partnership Manager & Head of Kent Connects

Dave Lindsay, Strategic Development and Relationships Manager, Kent County Council

Jeff Wallbank, Head of KPSN