Our Team

Knowledge, practical skills, experience and common sense differentiate our principals and associates

AlanAlan Simmonds

Alan has over 29 years of practical experience in governance (technology, corporate and contract) and strategy across a broad spectrum of industry and commerce resulting in a proven capability of helping organisations meet their regulatory and legislative obligations.

He has significant practical experience of how governance and regulatory issues are successfully managed and adopted by organisations through the innovative use of organisational structures, processes, controls, audit and assurance.

Alan is a key contributor to COBIT 5 (ISACA) and TOGAF (Open Group) in the area of architecture governance and is the prime author of the research paper Governance of Outsourcing for the ITGI.



DaveDavid Gilmour

David has worked internationally and within the UK for the last 28 years with key responsibilities in major corporations specialising in contractual relationship management and cultural integration in command and demand economies.

In the Central European Republics and the Community of Independent States, he assisted in-country branches of global entities to integrate into the local cultures. Implementation and formalisation of robust and pragmatic governance processes were key to success.

David's contribution is to implement these controls in a practical manner across and within multiple different cultural and legal systems and companies, ensuring a consistent approach and sensible compliance with relevant standards.



Simon DalzielSimon Dalziel

Simon is an experienced IT professional with an in-depth understanding of business and systems architectures, maturity assessment and modeling along with IS strategy and information management.

He has many years of experience across multiple sectors such as: utilities, telecoms, insurance, , transport, media, government and pharmaceuticals.

During the last few years Simon has delivered TOGAF training and consultancy for the market leader in this area, helping more than 1100 students achieve TOGAF certification. He has also worked with the Open Group for a number of years contributing to the development of both  8 and 9 TOGAF standards.    



EricEric Smith

An experienced enterprise architect, business analyst and consultant, Eric has over 34 years experience in the specification, design and delivery of large scale software systems in the manufacturing,  retail and financial services sectors.

He has practical experience across all aspects of the systems lifecycle, with particular emphasis on the alignment of IT and business strategy through comprehensive stakeholder management, accurate capture of business requirements, and the application of principle-based enterprise architecture frameworks.

Most recently he has been developing and applying model-based techniques to the capture, validation and communication of business requirements for the citizen's portal to a major government department.



DavecDavid Culver

Dave has over 30 years experience as a respected technical architect specialising as a software design and implementation engineer. He has extensive experience of operating systems, device drivers and communications and has architected large-scale innovative solutions across a variety of industries including banking, mining, computer OEM suppliers and defence.  Dave's experience covers high-volume transaction processing, software distribution and management, device emulators, communications and enterprise service buses.

He was instrumental in the design leadership of a highly successful software organisation's product base.

Dave has lead many technology due diligence initiatives supporting significant business change programmes with a specalism in the financial services industry. In this area he has a proven record in establishing the large scale rationalisation of the technology landscape.



SteveSteve Webb

Steve has over 20 years of practical experience of IT process and service improvement roles gained in a variety of industries including automotive, defence, construction, financial services and energy.

He underpins this experience with an academic record as a research fellow in the UK's governments first major project to understand and promote continuous improvement in industry. His Master's thesis focused on the challenges in implementing and sustaining continuous improvement programmes and he has published articles detailing these findings which are still widely cited. His approach is people based, recognising that sponsorship and cultural change is essential to bringing about the behaviour changes on which Lean and Continuous Improvement programmes are built.

He can facilitate, influence and lead groups towards the discussions necessary to break away from entrenched behaviours and move towards a more transparent view of performance. He will advocate the need for process maturity before continuous improvement can emerge - that documented, repeatable and measured processes form the basis for successful and sustained improvement.



KevinKevin McLoughlin

Kevin is an experienced business and information systems professional and large-scale programme manager.

He has particular skills in the areas of programme management, strategic and technical consulting, and the design and implementation of large-scale technology solutions.

With 30 years in business Kevin has a proven record of successfully implementing principles, practices and technical approaches that have contributed to sound and robust solutions to both business and technical problems.

Kevin has worked across many industry sectors including financial services, IT services and property development.



NickNicholas Sleep

Nick has over 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

He has led clients in validating systems for use under Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory control.

He has managed complex multi-site business process engineering projects within pharmaceutical early-stage research. In addition, he has defined and rolled-out project management and development standards.

More recently, Nick has been CEO of a biotechnology start-up company developing advanced medicinal devices.