Proteus strengthens senior team with new Director of Digital Transformation

Proteus is further bolstering its senior team with the appointment of Dan Payne. Dan joins Proteus as Director of Digital Transformation, reporting to CEO Craig Mackay.

Dan has significant change delivery experience leading large scale transformation programmes, both in-house and on a consultancy basis. Most recently, as Head of Change Delivery at NOW (Sky), he was a member of the Leadership Team which successfully launched and grew the business. He previously held senior delivery roles at Channel 4, Virgin Media, NTL and Accenture.

Dan will focus on leading digital transformations for corporates and scale-up businesses operating in financial services, government, and the public services sector, as well as NGOs and private equity businesses. Proteus will also be keen to leverage his extensive media and telco experience to bring new clients into the fast-growing business.

Proteus has concentrated on building out its senior team following its acquisition of the intelligent change delivery platform Sharktower in February 2022. Dan’s appointment takes the headcount to 43 as Proteus prepares for the next stage of its growth journey.


Dan Payne, Director of Digital Transformation said: “After 25 years delivering successful business change, I know data-driven delivery is key to securing a successful outcome. So, it’s great to be joining a business with a radically different approach pairing human expertise with a unique set of diagnostic tools to maximise success. With the acquisition of Sharktower, Proteus has the scale and the insight to equip more businesses than ever before to embrace change. I’m excited to be part of Proteus’ growth story.”


Craig Mackay, CEO of Proteus said: “It’s great to welcome Dan to the Proteus team. He joins us with a proven track record of delivering large scale transformational projects for FTSE 100 businesses that will be important to Proteus at this pivotal time in our journey. But more importantly, Dan’s analytical, questioning and straight-talking approach makes him a great fit for Proteus and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

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