Danny Payne is the Chief Executive of FCO Services, a trading fund of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Danny has been a key member of FCO Services’ executive and leadership team since 2008, serving as Security and Property Director from 2008 to 2015, and becoming CEO in July 2015.
Danny’s career includes extensive experience in the private sector, leading major global project and programme roles for Network Rail, Carillion, WS Atkins, Spie Enertrans, Parsons Brinkerhoff WCRM and Sir Robert McAlpine. Throughout this time Danny managed large-scale infrastructure, commercial and change projects across various sectors that integrate construction, manufacturing and security for private sector and government clients.
Danny is an Apprentice Ambassador for South-East region and takes great interest in leading the development and training programme for FCO Services’ apprentices.
Danny is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and the Institute of Directors.
Chief Executive, FCO Services
Operating as a trading fund under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973, FCO Services is run commercially. The Chief Executive is responsible for delivering value in all services and offerings provided.
Delivering worldwide, FCO Services design, build and provide secure services in more than 250 embassies, high commissions and other critical government facilities across 160 countries. Services include protective security, estates and construction, cloud computing, communications and monitoring, logistics, translation and interpreting. This is combined with a portfolio of global maintenance work. FCO Services also manages the UK National Authority for Counter Eavesdropping (UK NACE), helping protect UK assets from physical, electronic and cyber attack.