Chief Executive’s biography


On 2 September 2020 we became FCDO Services. Read more about our name change.

Danny Payne CSW

Danny Payne is the Chief Executive of FCDO Services, a trading fund of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Danny has been a key member of FCDO 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 extensi
ve 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 FCDO Services’ apprentices. Danny is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and the Institute of Directors.