Meet the Team

We're an eclectic bunch of thinkers and doers
Get to know what makes us tick...

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Alex Young
Head of Profession & Racket Sport Lover
Enjoys working with really clever people
Nicola Thomson
Head of Customer Experience & Dog Obsessed
Loves feeling valued and like my opinion counts
Dr. Kevin Minors
Data Scientist & Plant Dad
Loves solving complicated problems using maths and machine learning
John Oakland
Chairman of The Oakland Group and Head of The Oakland Institute & Blades Fan
Still as passionate about quality as when I first started Oakland 35 years ago
Lauren Lewis
Data Engineer & Veg Patch Gardener
Loves learning something new every day
Jane Dennis
Office Manager & Huge Musical Theatre Fan
Believes everyone is supportive and shares the same vision
Martin Pocock
Delivery Lead & Whisky Loving Foodie
Excited by solving board level problems with cloud, data tech and so many talented people
Sarah Cragg
Business Support Executive & Amateur Property Invester
Loves being made to feel welcome and the sense of belonging
Hannah Varley-Fodden
Client Delivery Lead & Keen Baker
Loves working with clients to find new processes that work for them
Technical Business Analyst & Outdoor Enthusiast
Loves the challenges my role throws up
Andy Crossley
Business Development Director & Dare Devil Mountain Biker
Passionate about creating a business in which everyone can thrive
Richard Cordeoy
Managing Director & Happy Camper
Inspired by the fantastic Oakland team
Rob Oakland
Commercial Director & Builder of Cool Stuff
Motivated by the leading edge work we do for such great clients
Simon Vear
Managing Consultant & Enthusiastic Runner
Proud to work for the UK's leading authority in quality and operational excellence
Rod Scott
Operations Director & Sports Fan (Cricket & Skiing especially)
Loves solving clients most complex and intractable problems
Lara Dawes
Finance Manager & Crocheting Geek
Enjoys working for a company who value their staff and clients
Geoff Botting
Finance Director & Avid Traveller
Loves watching the company grow
George Cowen
Delivery Lead & Donut Aficionado
Knows there is no problem too big or too small for us to solve
Jake Watson
Data Engineer & Bookworm
Enjoys the variety of challenges and technologies
Richard Louden
Machine Learning Engineer & Craft Beer Enthusiast
Big fan of the beer fridge
Dickson Lui
Head of Architecture & Fashionista
Obsessed with delivering cutting edge solutions to solve our clients toughest challenges
Danny Cryer
Data Scientist & Cat Lover
Likes having the opportunity to work on genuinely interesting projects

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