Our People

Our skilled, passionate, and forward-thinking team of 500+, all work together to grow our knowledge, experience, and capabilities, so that we better apply ourselves to the needs of our customers.

The Executive Board

Built on over 100 years of combined experience within the IT and services sector, our leaders impart our core values from the top down, ensuring we thrive as a business and operate with passion and integrity.

Lee Hemani

Managing Director

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Kelvin Lee

Chief Operating Officer

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Tony Taylor

Chief Financial Officer

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Lea-Ann Mclean

Chief People Officer

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Lee Hemani

Managing Director

Leon (Lee) Hemani joined XMA in 2010, initially as Sales Director following its acquisition of his Direct IT business. Within XMA, Lee brought breadth and depth to relationships with key vendor partners and concurrently sponsored developing relationships with new vendors. This along with building highly capable Leadership and Extended Leadership teams, fostering an entrepreneurial culture and a focus on exceptional customer service saw XMA grow from £125m to £196m in under 36 months and Lee take up position as XMA’s Managing Director, with a seat on the board of parent company Westcoast (Holdings) Limited. His position on the board saw the continued successful acquisitions of QC Supplies, Viglen and most recently Capito. Under his leadership, XMA has grown to become a 500+ strong workforce turning over £400m+, with continued growth aspirations for the future.

Kelvin Lee

Chief Operating Officer

With over 20 years of procurement, supply chain and operations experience in the Private and Public sector, Kelvin now works to provide XMA with a clear roadmap to continuing success. He works closely with key internal stakeholders and our strategic supply chain partners to ensure expectations are always met or exceeded. Kelvin’s remit is ever expanding and his strong leadership capabilities has also seen him take ownership of our commercial division.

Tony Taylor

Chief Financial Officer

Tony leads the XMA financial operations, always with the aim of unlocking maximum value – not just for XMA, but for our customers as well. With a strong track-record in financial leadership and an exceptionally broad skill set, Tony has helped build teams and deliver business-critical projects across multiple different regions. Tony’s many years’ experience in the IT channel brings a breadth of knowledge and expertise to XMA, well beyond his financial remit.

Lea-Ann Mclean

Chief People Officer

Lea-Ann joined XMA in 2021 as our HR Director, quickly advancing to become Chief People Officer. Representing the people function, Lea-Ann has worked closely with business stakeholders to build a highly-skilled and respected HR function within XMA that focuses on driving our core values and making XMA a great place to work for all. She has an exceptional track record of high-performance delivery in both SME’s and large geographically dispersed matrix organisations with multi-site regions across the UK and EMEA. She is adept at combining the responsibility for leading a HR team, with strategic and operational management of the function. Providing a comprehensive generalist HR service and supporting senior leaders across multiple functions, in conjunction with responsibility for large multi discipline transformation and integration restructures.

Being a great place to work

As an organisation which strive to be a great place to work, we believe that a happy workforce will provide the best service to our customers. We offer a competitive benefits package as well as a supportive and progressive working environment.

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What our customers say about our people

"Our account manager is always approachable and we feel she goes the extra mile to resolve any issues and provide help and guidance."

Rowland Cordery, IT Programme Manager, Oasis Community Learning

"I chose to work with XMA because of a feeling. It was a feeling I got about the organisation’s people. I thought I could work with them the best. I felt comfortable with them."

Andy Mellor, Network Manager, Barnsley Academy

"Our Project Manager was very effective with their project team, managing to plan alongside the deployment engineers, who by the way, have also provided exemplary customer service."

Lyn Douglas-Orr, Consultant (IT and Digital Projects), Surrey County Council