Meet The Team

Our People

Our team is at the core of both yours and our success 

Across every level of CPS, we empower our people to make a difference. Our success originates from our colleagues' creativity and excellence and their desire to invest in each other’s success, working as a team to exceed our customers’ expectations.

We encourage CPS to act with our customers' best interests in mind. Our shared belief in our company values underpins everything we do, and we strive to meet them every day.

Board of Directors

Stephen Adams
Chief Executive Officer

Steve has 25 years of experience in delivering innovative technology to transform complex business areas to achieve productivity gains, increasing quality or reducing costs, knowledge and experience gained in the public and private sector, now helping CPS customers transform.

As CEO, Steve has overall responsibility for ensuring CPS delivers on its strategy, creating a great place to work where individuals are encouraged to follow their passion, collaborate with likeminded colleagues to fulfil their potential delivering innovative solutions to help our customers realise the value of the investment they have made in the Microsoft Cloud.

David Dunning

David is the Chairman and co-founder of CPS. From an initial start-up where it was all hands to the pump, David focused on the consulting and delivery side of the business from its roots in project management and recruitment. As CPS has grown to deliver more comprehensive business solutions built on the Microsoft Cloud, so David's role has evolved into one of governance and leadership, promoting CPS, building strategic relationships, fostering open communication, and creating an environment that allows constructive debates and challenges, both inside and outside the boardroom.

He now works closely with Steve and the team, providing leadership and governance support to create the conditions for overall success, taking the business forwards to larger ambitions, greater customer engagement and more exceptional technology accomplishments.

“CPS have a shared belief that is, a passionate and engaged workforce enables us to deliver an exceptional service to our customers.”
Stephen Adams

Leadership Team

Ash Turner
Sales Director

As Sales Director, Ash has over 10 years of experience helping organisations find and implement the right business solutions to create an agile modern workplace. Working across both the Public and Private sectors, he helps organisations  achieve their return on technical investment, driving economies of scale and greater efficiencies for our customers.

Christopher Pond
Commercial Director

Christopher has close to over 25 years of experience in Project Portfolio Management. His experience ranges from advisory services to deployment and training. He now focuses on delivering CPS' objectives to help customers of all sizes innovate and transform their business.

Iain Smith
Client Delivery Director

Iain has over 20 years working in Microsoft technologies and is recognised and accredited as an 8 year MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft for his specialism in Unified Communications and telephony. Over the years, Iain has been involved in the design and technology transformation programs around some of the most complex UC deployments seen in the UK.

As one of three directors in CPS, Iain leads CPS’ Client Delivery Services team. He and his team of specialists at CPS are committed to delivering efficient solutions and managed services for clients across the varying Microsoft technologies.

Harjit Gill
Head of Compliance

With 20 years of experience working in Information Technology, Harjit brings a wealth of knowledge in applying industry best practices to enable the successful implementation and operation of international standards ranging from Service Management (ISO20000-1) through to Information Security (ISO27001) and Quality Management Governance (ISO9001)

As the Head of Compliance, Harjit leads the Quality, Security & PMO Function, serving as the figurehead for all the compliance staff in the UK, liaising with our clients, and collaborating with internal teams to drive customer success and service excellence.

Nicola Lloyd
Head of HR

As Head of HR for CPS, Nicola’s relevant experience includes 26 years of recruitment and HR expertise within the technology world.

The focus for Nicola and her team is CPS’ people, from facilitating the selection of the very best talent into the business to ensuring that all colleagues are fulfilled and engaged.  Nicola firmly believes that engaged colleagues are those who have a voice, who trust and are trusted, and who are empowered to be their very best. To ensure that outcome, she and her team work tirelessly to deliver an unparalleled employee experience.

Lauren Flaxton
Head of Client Engagement & Communication

Lauren has over 20 years of experience in leading marketing, communications, and account strategies for business-to-business IT organisations - from niche IT Consulting firms, to large Systems Integrators.

At CPS, she leads the Client Engagement community. She is accountable for ensuring that CPS delivers powerful customer experiences, valuable insights, and a strong brand experience that truly reflects the excellence of CPS’ delivery and consulting expertise.

Louise Meen
Head of Finance

Louise has 30 years of experience in Financial and Management Accounting and is responsible for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial-related activities of the business. She has a strong skillset in implementing finance transformation programmes at CPS and takes pride in managing and developing her team

Sam Graber
Practice Director; Work Management

Sam has over 18 years of experience in the Portfolio, Programme, Project and Management (PPM) arena. Sam has a passion for supporting customers with their PPM delivery and associated technology solutions. Sam has extensive experience in driving organisation-wide change and digital transformation across all verticals.

At CPS, Sam now focusses on leading a team of Business Consultants and Solution specialists whose passion is to support customers with leading edge work management solutions. All whilst ensuring the associated processes and governance are in place to ensure maximum benefits are realised.

Derek Strachan
Business Consulting Practice Lead

As head of the CPS Business Consultancy Practice, Derek is a Project, Portfolio and Programme management professional with over 30 years of experience. Among many other things, his work has helped hundreds of organisations rejuvenate their PMO, delivering greater efficiency, thereby increasing organisational return on investment

Sam Cotton
Head of Managed Services

With over 10 years of industry experience, Sam has delivered infrastructure, cloud and digital transformation projects to clients of all sizes. He is passionate about providing solutions to help customers find their edge and focus on what they do best.

As Head of Managed Services, he is responsible for ensuring quality support is delivered swiftly and that CPS’ clients have their business needs met.

David Lean
PMO Manager

Having been at CPS for 7 years, 5 years as a PMO Manager, David has an impressive track record of ensuring exceptional quality and control throughout all projects while ensuring excellent internal compliance and governance levels. An expert in Power BI, David knows how to visualise and analyse data to access powerful insights.

Nikita Lane
Customer Success Manager

On Maternity Leave, returning within 2022

Elaine Sharp
Digital Marketing Manager

Elaine leads the marketing team at CPS and has over 25 years of marketing experience across commercial and Public Sectors. The marketing team brings awareness of CPS to our customers. We provide information on our services and solutions to support our customers’ move towards digital transformation through a wide variety of marketing channels.

Jon Twilley
Head of Alliances

Jon has worked in the Cloud, Software and Services world for over 10 years focusing on building and expanding business relationships. Working for Vendors, Distributors and Resellers, as head of Alliances at CPS, Jon has an excellent understanding of what being a Strategic partner truly means.

Aaron Rendell
Head of Technology

Aaron has over 15 years of experience working within the Microsoft Technology and Partner space. A commercially aware and experienced Solution Architect with demonstrable experience successfully delivering complex programmes of work. Using his experience, Aaron now leads CPS’ Products and Services

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