Meet The Team...

Dave has over 30 years experience in various roles.  This includes over 15 years at CIO level. 

Dave has been instrumental in delivering digital transformation at a number of multinational organisations, working throughout Europe, USA, South America, Middle East, Asia and Australia.  Implementing solutions across multiple language groups and business cultures.

Dave holds a MA in Leading Innovation and Change awarded from York St John University in 2013.

Dave has also been recognised as a leading UK CIO and named in the CIO 100 in 2014, 2017 and 2018.

Dave is Chairman of the Northern IT Leaders Group and a member of the Yorkshire Byte Night Board.

Adrian, a passionate ‘excellence’ advocate, began working life in engineering roles, before moving on to operations and IT leadership. Adrian’s executive life culminated as the CIO / Board Director of a highly respected and successful global engineering organisation.

Adrian now provides interim, consulting & advisory services focussing on Digital strategy, technology capability and operating model development; Adrian’s innovative approach is built on the application of systems thinking, operational excellence and customer satisfaction, where he is able to call on a wealth of practical experience across the full suite of manufacturing, supply chain, sales, marketing and finance.    

Outside work, Adrian enjoys running, cycling, Northern Spain and the odd slice of rare soul music.

Mignon Mapplebeck has over 20 years experience in technology. 10 years of those have been delivering large international programmes of change across Media, Banking, Retail, Healthcare and FMCG.

She has delivered as an IT director, CIO advisor and helped businesses deliver change as a result of M&A and digital transformation. In 2019 she was awarded a Top 3 UK placement in Women in Technology at an awards ceremony attended by the BBC, telegraph and Dell.

She has a strong interest in analytics helping drive business performance having started out her career as a BI Consultant,
In recent years she has also particularly found it truly rewarding in mentoring and coaching IT individuals through their careers and helping them gain the tools, confidence and support they need to succeed personally and professionally.

Mignon when time allows enjoys keeping fit, skiing and playing the piano.

John is a leading CIO and board advisor who has operated extensively in mid cap companies, PLC’s and private equity held entities. He is also experienced in IPO’s, mergers, carve-outs, acquisitions and divestments and has successfully led the technology, integration and change elements of these on numerous occasions. John’s experience includes large scale digital transformations, advanced e-commerce solutions, cost and performance optimisation and change leadership. John has twice been named a Top 100 CIO and his supply chain solutions and technology operations have received multiple independent industry awards.   

John is a keen rugby follower, club golfer and traveller. 

Phil has over 35 years in the IT industry, with considerable international experience having worked in the UK and 7 different countries across Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. Phil is an experienced IT Director.

He has an in-depth knowledge of outsourcing, cost reduction, programme management, service management and working with businesses to transform IT in order to build competitive advantage. Phil has equal success working within FTSE 100 companies as well as SMEs.

Phil has experience of Merger & Acquisitions and performing due diligence on behalf of Private Equity companies plus a wide knowledge of the Finance, Private Equity, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Education and Charity sectors.

Outside work Phil enjoys golf and spending time with his family. He is on the board of Trustees for Harrogate and District Samaritans.