New Managing Director appointed at Ascom UK & Ireland

Ascom UK announces the appointment of Paul McCann as Managing Director for the UK and Ireland, who begins his new position today (5 September).

September 5, 2022

Paul McCann, Managing Director, Ascom UK & Ireland

Bringing two decades of experience to the role in Commercial Management, Operational Leadership and Consultancy, he succeeds Paul Lawrence, who left the company in July. Paul has a strong background across acute healthcare, which is one of Ascom UK’s key markets, alongside the long-term care and enterprise channel segments. 

Paul brings extensive knowledge of the UK and Ireland healthcare markets and joins Ascom UK from KPMG. Previous to this, he spent 18 years with Johnson & Johnson in a range of senior leadership roles. He has worked in multiple healthcare disciplines including diabetes, orthopaedics, and general surgery, throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

“I’m really excited to join Ascom UK,” says Paul McCann. “Ascom has been in the UK for over 60 years, and its expertise spans hardware manufacture, software development and system integration. We are focused on growing access to our vital communication and collaboration solutions in the acute and long-term care markets, where we are amongst the market leaders, and we continue to support the enterprise market, where we have a strong business heritage.

“We are serving customers in all corners of the UK & Ireland – we are proud to be enabling the digital transformation of healthcare in support of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), and the NHS across England, Wales, and Scotland. We’re involved in leading acute care projects such as the New Hospitals Programme (NHP) and the Welsh Intensive Care Information System (WICIS).

“There is a strong, dedicated and skilled team here at Ascom. I am looking forward to building on the company’s success, allowing greater access to our technology solutions and addressing key needs of our healthcare & enterprise customers”.

Ascom CEO, Nicolas Vanden Abeele, comments: “Paul brings substantial experience from his roles in other global companies, and he is a real asset for Ascom UK, particularly with his knowledge of healthcare.

“I know that Paul has a strong track record in motivating and inspiring high performance. He has a wealth of experience in clinical product and software sales, commercial management, operational transformation, change management and managed service delivery. His knowledge and experience will be very beneficial to both us and our customers.

“We have a great team and platform to build on in the UK and I look forward to seeing Paul drive our growth record and elevate further our success across our markets. The future is really exciting.”

Ascom UK also sends its thanks to Tony Ferguson for his efforts in his role as interim managing director, handing over to Paul McCann in what is a growth period for the Ascom Group in all target market segments.


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