Over the years we have developed an extensive network of senior individuals with board level experience in a range of disciplines and sectors, who can offer complimentary services to our own. Our common interest is in helping businesses stay compliant but also maximise their potential.
NICK RICHARDS CIPP/E CIPM FIP
Nick has been in business for over 35 years at board level, as Commercial Director, Managing Director, Non-Executive Director and Chairman and uses his business experience to offer pragmatic, jargon-free advice whether on data privacy or business strategy.
Nick is a Data Protection Officer (DPO), accredited GDPR Practitioner, qualified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP). He also has many years experience advising business on strategy, growth and exit planning. He advises organisations in various sectors, in some cases as a Non-executive Director, helping them to grow and sustain a profitable business whilst enhancing value. He also acts as named Data Protection Officer on a part-time basis for various organisations.
Nick acts as mentor and sounding board to directors and senior managers
Nick grew up in Cornwall and now lives in the Wiltshire countryside with his wife Jane and youngest son Jake, along with their dog Rudi, Cat Chewie plus various chickens and horses! Follow @LAUDISBusiness
JOHN PANCZAK ACA
John has over 25 years of business experience as Finance Director, Commercial Director and Chairman.
John is a Chartered Accountant and has experience of building businesses, JV’s, M&A, generating high quality revenue streams, negotiating contracts, raising finance, and a float on AIM. John has significant experience in technology including software services, technology licensing and the biotechnology sectors. Follow @LAUDISBusiness
We are delighted to be able to offer the services of a number of high profile experienced directors and senior managers with a wide range of experience.
Yogesh Agarwal CFE CISA CRISC CA CCSK CIPP/E
Yogesh is a qualified risk and privacy professional, an accountant and a certified fraud examiner. He brings an excellent combination of academics, business strategy and technical expertise to the complex world of information security. His calm and pragmatic approach has earned him a reputation for high-class customer service and excellent problem-solving.
Beginning his career with PwC, Yogesh has worked with clients across technology, fintech, public sector, defence, and electronics over last 15 years successfully delivering complex projects across the globe and is widely recognised as a problem solver and a solution finder.
Yogesh believes that Information Security should work as a business enabler rather than a jargon-heavy, compliance-oriented subject and an unavoidable cost to the business. His ability to convey this message in a plain language has landed him several opportunities to brief C-level executives and professional audiences on the topics of cyber-crime, data privacy, corporate frauds and business resilience as well as on specialist subjects of ERP security and investigative audits.
He has managed resolutions to major security incidents for his clients, successfully steered his way through regulations, compliance and assisting law-enforcement agencies, and brings rich pickings of real-life experiences and lessons learnt across a broad spectrum of clients.
“I help companies to understand the mix of funding and connections that they need and help them tell their story with clarity to prospective customers, grant providers and investors. I use my network as a rich source of useful connections to fix the gaps that these companies have.”
Previously, Ian was the Head of Access to Funding & Finance at the Knowledge Transfer Network. In this role he helped companies to identify the most suitable form of funding; grants, investment, lending etc. to allow them to grow.
Before this, he was Head of Entrepreneurship at the Science and Technology Facilities Council where he focused on helping start up and early stage companies take their ideas from conception to implementation.
He joined STFC from his own self funded public computing IT firm delivering public use computing to the NHS, local government, prisons and sport facilities.
Ian started his career as a bench scientist for BT Labs at Martlesham Heath, where he worked on "Home of the Future" and "Virtual reality for team working" before moving to their broadband product division where he was a New Products Evangelist; the first public broadband line was at Ian's home and he was tasked to answer the question: Why would we want to be on the internet 24 x 7 and what will we do after we have read our emails ?
Scott has more than two decades experience creating and bringing new technology innovations to market. He has spent most of his career working in the global Technology and Telecoms sector for bluechip, household names as well as innovative technology startups across the USA, UK and Europe.
As a natural innovator and connector, Scott enjoys sharing his experience, ideas and network to help bring people and technologies together to create amazing things.
Scott runs a consultancy business and technology website www.wellthatsinteresting.tech, in addition to being an industry innovation judge for the Global Mobile Awards, a keynote speaker, board advisor to start-ups and non-executive director for the UK’s Further Education membership organisation, the Association of Colleges.
David has over 25 years experience within the hospitality sector having held the position of CEO Macdonald Hotels & Resorts for 7 years. He has significant experience in leading Executive teams to maximise operational & individual performance.
David has now taken on an Executive Chairman role and has also qualified as an Executive Business coach, supporting Executives & emerging leaders to reflect on their personal development in order to realise the potential of their business. He has also written an excellent book called “Potential – Find it – Own it – Work it, which became an Amazon best seller – see more details here
Steve’s 30 years of experience is dominated by creating and growing products and businesses, in start-up, large corporate and turnaround situations.
He has a unique combination of large business acumen and process coupled with start-up expertise and drive; having founded and successfully sold three of his own technology businesses, in the IT, Telecoms and Software space
Duncan is an intuitive businessman who has led his own P&L in a highly regulated environment. He will proactively challenge and bring communication excellence, develop strategic, clarity and objectively engage with any leadership team.
Duncan spent his recent executive career in a FTSE business but working directly with numerous ambitious SME (turnover £250k to >£10m) partner firms in the UK Financial Services sector. Following a deliberate lifestyle decision Duncan is now a Non-Executive with London & Country Mortgages who are the UK's top fee free mortgage broker, with strong ethics and customer centricity. Duncan enjoys the advisory nature of the role and is keen to help one or two other companies.
Duncan’s executive career was spent in a FTSE top 40 business, reporting at CEO/Board level for 20 years. During this time he developed extensive strategic, leadership, commercial and governance experience. But he never lost his ‘people touch’ and always topped the company wide survey for staff engagement. He is a strong communicator who understands how to drive growth but also that "the business is the people" and that the customer is, and should be, the ultimate judge of any proposition.
Duncan is a family man, living in Sussex and now enjoying a different balance to his work/life see-saw! "
Galvin is a senior Non-executive Director, Interim Manager and Consultant with over 35 years’ experience in international sales, marketing, product development, manufacturing and general management in global medtech companies. Galvin specialises in IP and innovative technology commercialisation, mainly working with venture capital backed entrepreneurs/medical device companies to accelerate new product marketing and international growth.
Galvin also advises venture capital firms on medtech investments, and is a member of the British Institute of Surgical Technologists and the Chartered Institute of Marketing
We also work with a team of selected specialist partners who can offer additional services, such as Human Resources, IT and website Consultancy, Corporate Finance, Recruitment, Cyber Security, Secretarial services and more.