THE TEAM

The Change Society

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Pat Lynes

CEO / Founder

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Emma Goodbrand

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Adrian Stalham

Chief Strategic Coach

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Darren Linden

Chief Transformation Officer

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Kevin Corne

Chief Operating Officer

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Jacqueline Shakespeare

Transformation Partner

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Ken Towning

CxO Advisory

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Matt Bradley

Head of Product & Engineering

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Roberto Del-Maschio

Partner - Private Equity & CxO Services

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Jacob Perring

Partner - TMT

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Tom Goodyear

Partner - Financial Services

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Nicole Wright

Partner - Europe

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Ryan Doel

Associate Teams Partner

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Mat Stanley

Head of Client Engagement & Services

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Charlie Clark

Client Engagement and Services Manager

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Jessica Hoare

Head of PR & Content

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Tessa Ledwith

Events & Marketing Manager

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Callum Chambers

Head of Digital

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Sonia Sullivan

Compliance Manager

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Amy Woo

Sales Operations Coordinator

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Shabana Begum

Financial Controller

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Associate

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Kerry Gregory

Associate

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Hanna John

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Zoltan Homoki

Associate

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Marcel Britsch

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Christian Miccio

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Sarah Mavriopoulos

Associate

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Nicholas Wodtke

Associate

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Dimitra Retsina

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Hugo Pickford-Wardle

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Paul Johnson

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Neha Datt

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Jason Tunstall

Associate

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Sean Reilly

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Ralf Jeffery

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Pat Lynes

CEO / Founder

Pat is the Founder of S&S and created the “The Change Society” movement to shake up tired recruitment and consulting models.

Pat’s personal mission is to change the way the world engages with Interims and unite them globally through our proprietary “Teams as a Service” (TaaS) model. Pat believes interim teams can solve all business problems in today’s rapidly changing environment, which he has brought to life in his book, “the interim revolution” – How interim teams can transform your company”.

He has been placing interims for 15 years for companies of all shapes and sizes, has resourced over 50 successful transformations for the likes of Burberry, Argos and Sky and recently won Global Interim Recruiter of the Year by a major industry body. Father to Sullivan and Stanley and Husband to Helen, Pat enjoys a nice Pale Ale, fishing at a variety of locations around the world and is an avid Arsenal fan.

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Emma Goodbrand

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Emma is the Executive Assistant to Pat Lynes and the Sullivan & Stanley team. Emma oversees and ensures the smooth day to day running of the office and is the first point of contact for clients, candidates and colleagues in the absence of the CEO. Emma has worked as a Personal Assistant for almost ten years, seven of which have been within the recruitment industry.

Emma loves to travel and is always planning her next experience and trip. A keen scuba diver, she enjoys traveling to new places to dive; top of her list so far is Iceland.

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Adrian Stalham

Chief Strategic Coach

Adrian is a Transformation expert and Executive Coach. His career has always been focused on delivery – projects, programmes, transformations, agility, omnichannel and change management. He has worked across most departments of most industries (Life Sciences, Retail, Telco, Broadcast/Media and Financial Services). He therefore has a unique breadth of experience across business and IT that is hard to replicate, and valued highly by Executives.

Outside of work, Adrian has a passion for photography, clay pigeon shooting and motorbikes (3 hobbies not easily combined) – and raising 2 little people to be fully rounded global citizens.

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Darren Linden

Chief Transformation Officer
With nearly 20 years of experience in digital change, Darren has led large-scale client-side transformation in blue-chip brands including AOL, T-Mobile, O2UK, Sky TV and Barclaycard. Darren is a member of the S&S Leadership Team, shaping its highly differentiating consulting  proposition and principles as well as working hands on with our clients and Associates across all sectors.
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Kevin Corne

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin’s role as Chief Operating Officer is to complement Pat in his Chief Executive position driving the S&S vision, whilst building, implementing and operating a scalable and sustainable business, that supports the needs of our customers today and in the future.

Outside of work, when Kev is not spending time with his wife Helen and their three kids, you’ll find him playing a round of golf or fishing on a quiet lake. Kev also enjoys mountain biking, motorsports such as F1, baseball, rugby and is a big fan of Sci-Fi.

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Jacqueline Shakespeare

Transformation Partner

Jacqs is a skilled Change and Transformation interim with business and engagement expertise across the telecommunication, financial services and consultancy industries. She is passionate about the people and engagement side of change, focussing on collaborative working, coaching and sharing stories.

Outside work, Jacqs spends as much time as she can with her young children Amalie and Felix, loves long country walks and exploring new countries.

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Ken Towning

CxO Advisory

Ken started his career working with mainframes and moved through operations, support and project roles to hold a number of CxO roles. Ken is now an advisor and works closely with S&S on client sites on a fractional basis. Ken has coached children in football for eighteen years.

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Matt Bradley

Head of Product & Engineering

Head of Product & Engineering at S&S, Matt develops cross-functional teams to deliver successful Products & Agile Transformations. He has ten years of experience in the software development market partnering with top companies to build high performing teams. He is passionate about driving deeper engagement with talent communities through knowledge sharing, crowd sourcing and community driven events. When not working Matt can be found on the golf course, at a wedding in Ireland or dabbling in politics over an ale.

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Roberto Del-Maschio

Partner - Private Equity & CxO Services

Teams Partner for the CxO and Private Equity practice at S&S, Roberto has ten years of experience in building high performing digital transformation teams for a range of top companies in the UK. He takes pride in partnering organisations to build teams of top experts that provide clients with expert knowledge to innovate and pivot into the new world. Outside of work he fancies himself as a dab hand in the kitchen/part-time footballer, loves to travel and can regularly be found at Craven Cottage supporting Fulham FC.

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Jacob Perring

Partner - TMT

Jacob is the Teams Partner for the TMT practice at S&S and is devoted to providing on-demand services to the CxO suite and partnering in transformation and innovation. Having spent his early years specialising in Strategy & Architecture, Jacob utilises his network of high-performance interims to feed into S&S’s fresh teams concept.

Away from work, when he’s not jet-setting overseas, Jacob can be found sampling foreign lagers and attending sporting events.

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Tom Goodyear

Partner - Financial Services

Tom comes to S&S with 7 years experience in tech recruitment focusing on the financial services industry. Prior to this, Tom worked as a Portfolio Manager in Dubai for 2 years advising clients on the sell and acquisition of their commercial and residential property.

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Nicole Wright

Partner - Europe

Nicole is on a mission to take the S&S movement to Europe. She’s a natural relationship builder and problem-solver with an aptitude for business. She’s a passionate advocate for the “Power of the Crowd” and is building an international community of CxO’s – those facing the challenge of building the future of business.

Nicole has over 15 years of experience, engaging execs to build high performing teams delivering complex change.

Originally from Glasgow, she’s not lost her Scottish accent or love of all things from home; golf, whisky and her family.

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Ryan Doel

Associate Teams Partner

Ryan’s role is to help create a world-class associate experience by building and nurturing our top 5% expert network, The Change Society. Ryan uses his relationships to create pre-gelled and fully aligned delivery teams to help our clients solve the challenges their face when undertaking change. From on-boarding, right through to a variety of conversations about rates and contract extensions, the role is fully immersed in the associate world! 

Outside of S&S, you’ll find Ryan either on a golf course, playing football or chasing around after his little boy Ralph.

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Mat Stanley

Head of Client Engagement & Services

Mat is the vital connection between S&S and its clients, ensuring effective client engagement to identify and assure deliverables and outcomes. Building on S&S’ foundations of delivering continuous value, Mat ensures ongoing team orchestration with a laser focus on client value and outcomes. Mat brings over 20 years of experience in Professional Services, Consultancy and Delivery focussed on technology and business transformation.

Mat is married to Jen and has two young boys, Ollie and Jacob. They love to spend time being active outdoors; especially paddleboarding and rugby in Chelmsford, Essex where he is a coach from Chelmsford RFC minis. He is also a passionate music fan, playing the guitar and catching live music wherever possible.

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Charlie Clark

Client Engagement and Services Manager

Charlie takes care of the client-facing relationships, through interactions with Key Stakeholders, Consultants and Associates alike. Acting as a first touchpoint, Charlie is responsible for service delivery, roll-off, setting and managing expectations and co-creating the deliverables which underpin S&S’ world-class service. Charlie’s previous roles have seen her supporting clients from a variety of backgrounds from military and government organisations to high net worth individuals and large corporations around the world.

When not at work, Charlie can be found somewhere outdoors, camping, gardening or paddleboarding with husband Stu and daughter Evie.

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Jessica Hoare

Head of PR & Content

As the Head of PR & Content, Jess is responsible for all internal and external media and content output. Jess previously worked at Disney for nearly five years in corporate, internal and consumer-facing PR roles, before packing up the corporate life and travelling around the world for a year. Since her return, she has worked in two PR agencies.

Jess is the office geek and can be found with her nose in a comic book, her eyes behind a film screen or her ears intently listening to a brand new podcast. She is part of the S&S Arsenal fan club and when not at the Emirates, is outdoors exploring new places.

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Tessa Ledwith

Events & Marketing Manager

Tessa works on creating highly-targeted and exclusive events for our existing and ever-growing community. At S&S, we want to create an environment where people can come together to network, as well as learn, so they can keep on top of industry trends and successfully move their organisations to become a future business. With over 7 years of experience in sales and marketing, leading small community meet-ups to big global conferences, Tessa brings her invaluable experience to orchestrating all of our exclusive events at S&S. 

In her spare time, Tessa loves cooking and entertaining friends – an event planner through and through.

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Callum Chambers

Head of Digital

As the resident Head of Digital at Sullivan & Stanley, Callum leads and aligns the business strategy with our digital and marketing output, coordinates product and asset creation and produces creative content. He has essentially been our head storyteller since we started in 2016. Yet another Aussie occupying London, Callum previously worked for 7 years in the highly competitive sports industry in Melbourne, also within digital and content.

Away from Sullivan & Stanley HQ, Cal can be found on the basketball court, jetting over to random places in Europe or heavily critiquing the best flat whites London has to offer. If you come to London Bridge, he’ll let you know where the best spots are.

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Sonia Sullivan

Compliance Manager

As the Compliance Manager, Sonia ensures that there is accuracy and compliance in everything that we do. She has seven years of experience in back office operations within the recruitment industry and is well equipped to answer the day-to-day contracts and compliance queries from our Associates.

Outside of the office, Sonia can be found exploring London looking for the best brunch spots and discovering new restaurants. She also loves to travel and is often planning her next adventure abroad.

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Amy Woo

Sales Operations Coordinator

As the Sales Operations Coordinator, it is Amy’s role to enable the Teams Partners by providing operational support and working closely with the COO to manage the sales activity. Amy previously worked at a large Law Firm, where she built her experience in office management support and was a Personal Assistant to a large team of attorneys. Outside of the office when she is not immersing herself in a new Netflix series or book, Amy is usually out and about exploring art galleries, restaurants, and taking in all that London has to offer.

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Shabana Begum

Financial Controller

As the Financial Controller at Sullivan & Stanley, I am responsible for managing the company’s accounts and internal controls, and therefore, ensuring the company is operating effectively and efficiently.

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Jane Logie

Associate

Jane is an analytical, quality-focused professional with extensive, multicultural experience of shaping and directing financial services functions within demanding settings. As a strategic change agent she is skilled in identifying and capitalizing on areas of strategic operational improvement, delivery of complex change and the realisation of benefits. Jane is a strong communicator focused on building positive relationships with clients, peers, senior executives and external stakeholders.

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Kerry Gregory

Associate

A driven and highly experienced Transformation Office Lead, successfully helping to deliver large scale multi-faceted strategic programmes, portfolios or enterprise direction within an international framework. Alongside the expected scope of a gold standard service, also provides full ownership of the Delivery layer, giving Directors/Heads of the freedom to focus on the Leadership layer and Change Owners the opportunity to concentrate on the Execution layer.

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Hanna John

Associate

I’m a consultant who loves being part of client teams – asking the difficult questions, making a plan, clarifying objectives, setting up, telling a compelling story, helping leaders support their teams, testing, learning, changing. I have experience working across telco, retail, finance, pharma, media and the non-profit sectors.

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Zoltan Homoki

Associate

Living in Hungary, he has been working in software engineering for over 12 years and has broad experience across the Travel, Retail and e-gaming industries.
His main technical interests are Cloud, DevOps and running applications at scale. He is experienced in leading multiple teams, solving interesting problems and complex challenges.
Nowadays his work is very much focused on Retail, helping transform the way we shop for groceries.

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Marcel Britsch

Associate
Marcel Britsch is an independent Digital Consultant, Product Owner and Business Analyst; born in Germany he has been living and working in London for 20 years. He has worked with creatively and technically focused agencies and all sorts of clients across a wide variety of industry sectors including retail, automotive, finance, healthcare and energy. These days he helps organisations build solid products and services in a sustainable way, by facilitation, pairing, coaching or hands-on product management.
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Christian Miccio

Associate

I help companies improve their products and achieving their business objectives. My work covers in-depth vision/strategy/roadmap/execution; coaching the product team; revisiting the org structure to maximise effectiveness; getting buy-in from boards. Give me a shout!

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Sarah Mavriopoulos

Associate

Background in tech and business with roles in product and project delivery. It’s all about the people and the vision.

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Nicholas Wodtke

Associate

Over 20 years leading digital transformation at Fortune 500 companies such as Samsung, Disney and Sony as well as CEO and founder roles at venture backed companies such as Nuddge and Snap TV. A global leader in digital transformation and innovation and a seasoned media and technology executive with experience leading companies and large teams in the digital media space across the United States, Asia and Europe. Hands-on operational experience pioneering new technologies, transforming legacy businesses, building teams from scratch and growing revenue generating businesses in the mobile, new media, video, music, internet of things, big data, health-tech and gaming industries.

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Dimitra Retsina

Associate

Multi-disciplinary executive with broad experience in software product development and management.

Combining technical expertise with business analysis, organization skills and sales mindset.

On Product, I have built and mentored Product Design teams with Lean and Design Thinking methods, from concepting, assumptions validation to ideation and data-driven learning.

On strategic context, I carry in my belt tools like business model canvas, product canvas and 3 Horizons framework e.o. to inform the teams’ perspective and help assess opportunities.

I believe in Getting-Things-Done-Right, and that a (web) product’s success depends on 3 pillars: data, logic and user experience, applied on customer-validated assumptions for problem(s) and solution(s).

In the end, it is all about finding your sweet spot where you create worthy business value and maximizing the outcome while minimizing the output.

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Hugo Pickford-Wardle

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A leader that has the commercial acumen and technical expertise and entrepreneurial drive to help businesses succeed in the age of the digital customer and constant technology disruption.

I have enabled 17+ CxO level management teams to understand where they are on their digital journey, where they want to get to and how to get there. I provide unique perspective having driven change in complex, regulated corporate environments (Insurance, Legal, Finance, Investment) and start-up and scale-up environments too.

With 15+ years of experience in every aspect of digital spanning innovation, emerging technologies, customer and user experience, Technical delivery, Product Development and of course talent management I combine the essential business skills needed to deliver the ‘how’ with a clear vision for transformation to deliver the ‘ why’.

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Paul Johnson

Associate

I am a user obsessed, creative and results-driven leader who has pioneered, delivered and grown multi-device B2C and B2B products and services around the world.

My adult life has been driven by a relentless passion for digital products, user engagement and monetisation, which has lead me to becoming a thought leader and influencer on disruptive technology, business models, trends and user behaviours.

I have deep knowledge in the areas of tv, entertainment, publishing, sports, gaming, eCommerce, telecoms, marketing, advertising & high tech.

I translate vision into clear and impactful strategy, drive P&L performance into ROI and growth, build strong and high performing teams, mentor & nurture talent, design digital experiences, deliver genuine value to end-users.

A world traveller with direct experience in different consumer markets for multi-national, SME and start-up businesses in UK, Europe, Eurasia, APAC and the USA.

On a mission to help make the online world stay a connected, useful, fun, engaging, safe, educational and rewarding place for future generations.

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Neha Datt

Associate

Senior digital advisor, agile leadership coach and conference speaker with a strong background in strategy, organisation design and human change.

Almost 20 yrs of collaborating with teams to deliver great products and services for global customers, across various industries. Focusing now on ethical, sustainable, purpose-driven businesses.

Starting with my users, delivering value, learning, challenging ways of working.

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Jason Tunstall

Associate

I’m a product and digital leader with international experience in Europe, the Americas and Australia.

I’m famous for:
– Assembling and directing high-performing, multi-discipline, international teams of 150+ people
– Exploration of new ideas and execution to realize them
– Solutions to problems – whether technical or political
– Creation of plans to gain C-level buy-in for initiatives
– Connections to the key people to add value and enjoyment to work
– Calm, considered direction in heated situations
– Interim leadership; dropping in to stabilise and grow organisations while helping to find the permanent fit

I enjoy:
– Creating compelling customer and client experiences
– Introducing data-centric products; gaining fresh benefits from new and existing technologies and relationships
– Building sustainable partnerships in multinationals, joint ventures and start-ups
– Being part of a diverse team of different cultures and disciplines

I deliver:
– Revenue (>€100m pa) from the introduction of data-driven digital products and services
– Strategic insight leading to partnerships, joint ventures and acquisitions
– Agile product development and project delivery processes
– Organisation and decision-making structures to remove friction and increase speed of execution

It’s great to make new connections, so get in touch if you want to talk about business, products, technology, data, monetization or interim leadership

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Sean Reilly

Associate
Sean is a technology leader with over 20 years of professional experience as a software developer, technical lead, and technical architect. He has worked in a wide range of industries from complex capital goods and e-commerce to telecoms, and nearly everything in between. Currently, Sean is leading engineering at a startup bidding for the fourth UK National Lottery licence.
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Aubrey Stearn

Associate
Aubrey is a hands-on CTO who can generally be found in the start-up or Intrapreneur space, well known in the DevOps community for her brand of engineering she can often be found sharing a stage at London meet-ups and conferences.
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Roderick Cain

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Rod has over 25 years of experience coaching and successful delivery of working software into multiple blue-chips. Having experienced every part of the product life cycle, Rod currently mentors organisations on how to continuously improve in order to implement the best operational processes and procedures to enable smoother delivery and faster time to market.
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Remi Caron

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Remi is an innovative, accountable hands-on IT Executive with an accomplished 25+ year career reflecting a track record of taking business to the next level through technical expertise and decisive leadership. Provoking thought-leadership by challenging the beaten path or status quo, improving people and enabling businesses to be more competitive. Where others see problems, Remi sees opportunities.
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Reda Hmeid

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Reda has over 20 years of experience in software engineering and for the last 10 years has been a consultant. As a technology strategist, Reda focuses on delivering technology and change and has recently been instrumental in transformations at HMRC Digital and Thames Water.
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Ralf Jeffery

Associate
Ralf has more than 12 years of agile experience and 30 years overall experience within IT software and digital transformation. Throughout his career, Ralf has delivered innovative customer-centric digital solutions for multiple international blue-chip organisations including WorldPay, VISA, Santander, Coutts, O2, LEGO, as well as early-stage startups.
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Suzie Williams

Associate

Suzie was most recently the IT Director at Pets at Home and prior to that worked for Shop Direct (The Very Group) after a career as a consultant. Suzie is North West based and has recently landed her first interim role. Suzie gives up some of her spare time as a Scout leader.

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Nigel Lemmon

Associate

Nigel began his career in the Armed Forces, completed an MBA and then spent nine years with British American Tobacco in HQ, regional and executive board roles. Since then, he has held national, international and global CIO roles. He is also a NED Trustee for one of the UK’s largest social care charities.