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Top Influencers: 17 UK IT Director’s To Follow in 2022

IT Director play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the IT Director role. We have selected these IT Director’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative IT Director’s. The list is in no particular order!

Hywel Sloman

IT Director @ Arsenal Football Club

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Arsenal Football Club is a multi media production company representing a diverse & exciting international talent roster including Director. Read more aboutArsenal Football Club on Crunchbase…

Dan Fiehn

Group IT Director / CIO @ Markerstudy Group

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With over 20 year’s experience in insurance and IT, Dan Fiehn has full responsibility for all IT at the Markerstudy Group. Since joining Markerstudy in 2010, Dan has revolutionised the daily operations of the IT department, enabling the rapid growth of the business, increasing from 500 in 2011 to over 4000 staff in 2015, based all over the UK. His role at Markerstudy Group, as a leader and strategist, puts him at the cutting edge of driving transformational change in order to make a positive lasting difference, underpinning the growth of the Group. His team have achieved recognition and numerous industry awards as a result of successfully implementing big data and insurer-hosted rating hub initiatives, establishing a new capability for the business to transform its operational efficiency. Learn more about Dan Fiehn on Crunchbase…

Markerstudy Group is an energetic and innovative company. Read more aboutMarkerstudy Group on Crunchbase…

Ian Abercrombie

Business Unit Director & Chief Operating Officer @ NuCana BioMed

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Ian Abercrombie has over 25 years experience in the biopharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Ian’s specific expertise includes the clinical development and commercialisation of anti-cancer medicines and companion diagnostics to enable therapies to be targeted to specific patient populations. Ian has wide biopharmaceutical and healthcare experience having initially served in the public health sector before working for Janssen Cilag, Ortho-Biotech, Bioenvision and Caris Life Sciences. Whilst at Bioenvision, Ian played a major role in developing and commercialising clofarabine, the first new drug to be approved specifically for childhood acute leukaemia in Europe for over thirty years. Learn more about Ian Abercrombie on Crunchbase…

NuCana BioMed, a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes rationally designed medicines for significant unmet medical needs. Read more aboutNuCana BioMed on Crunchbase…

Simon Ball

Business Unit Director @ Greencore Group

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Read more aboutGreencore Group on Crunchbase…

Abid Patel

IT Director @ Leading Learning Trust

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Really excited for this panel next week at #MATPN Midlands with this group of #EdTech legends!

I'll also be delivering a session on "#CyberSecurity in Education" on 11th Oct at 2:25pm. I'll be highlighting some of the #CyberSecurity risks & what MATs can do to protect themselves

MAT Partnership Network (MATPN) @MATPartNet

💬 Creating An Inclusive Digital Culture

Panellists will come together in this session to talk about the importance of digital inclusivity, teaching digital skills, and the potential challenges faced in your digital journey.

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Abid is the IT Director at the Leading Learning Trust in London and has been working in EdTech for over 15 years. He is a Google Certified Innovator having graduated from the recent London 19 academy and is a passionate advocate for sustainable digital transformation in schools. He was most recently voted as runner up in the EduFuturists Network Manager of the Year Award. Learn more about Abid Patel on Crunchbase…

Leading Learning Trust is a teaching, learning and development education company. Read more aboutLeading Learning Trust on Crunchbase…

Philip Briffa

Global IT Director @ Condeco

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Philip oversees the technical infrastructure ensuring that the company has the correct tools for continued growth. He has held a number of leadership positions across various areas of the business, giving him a broad and thorough understanding of the technical requirements for the company. With over 25 years’ of IT industry experience, Philip brings a great depth of technical skills and management capabilities to his role. Learn more about Philip Briffa on Crunchbase…

How tomorrow will work: Our workspace booking solutions give you everything you need to work flexibly. Read more aboutCondeco on Crunchbase…

Dan Morgan

IT Director and Technology Operations Director @ Nuffield Health

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Nuffield Health is the largest not-for-profit healthcare provider in the United Kingdom. Read more aboutNuffield Health on Crunchbase…

Mark Sheen

Head Of Retail Experience & Business Unit Director & EMEA Leadership Team @ Outform

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I have an unwavering desire to deliver truly innovative digital and physical solutions for my global customers. My 20 years+ in the industry has taught me never to compromise but to continually push boundaries in the pursuit of compelling brand propositions which deliver commercial success for customers. I am told however, this has become obsessive when I’m found looking at the back, underneath, around and inside solutions in store. Their passion, reach and collaborative expertise means Outform can offer an unrivaled proposition to help your business grow. Learn more about Mark Sheen on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutOutform on Crunchbase…

Sandip Ukani

Global Technology, Systems and IT Director @ Pulse Structural Monitoring

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Sandip Ukani an electronic engineer by training, has been working in the oil and gas industry since 2003 and has extensive experience in monitoring of subsea structures. Like many Pulse employees, Sandip has worked on pioneering projects such as the development and delivery of the first fully monitored SCR for the Chevron Tahiti project. Learn more about Sandip Ukani on Crunchbase…

Pulse is the leading provider of marine structural monitoring services and has been providing highly successful monitoring systems. Read more aboutPulse Structural Monitoring on Crunchbase…

Mike Brown

IT Director @ QA Ltd

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Mike has been with QA since 2008 as IT Director, following the merger with Xpertise. He is responsible for building and directing the company’s technology strategy, including the provision of technology to support all forms of learning plus leading teams in application development, IT infrastructure and platform provision. Mike has been involved in the IT training industry for over 15 years during which time he has worked in a number of operational and IT roles. Learn more about Mike Brown on Crunchbase…

QA is the UK’s leading training company, providing the complete range of training, talent development and learning services. Read more aboutQA Ltd on Crunchbase…

Nathan Hayes

IT Director @ Osborne Clarke

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Nathan has almost 20 years’ experience in the delivery, sourcing, strategic development and transformation of IT in the Legal Sector, and uses his expertise to make regular contributions at conferences and to a range of legal publications. His latest challenge is to balance the need to service Osborne Clarke’s ambitious growth across Europe and Asia whilst developing and adhering to the firm’s global IT strategy and meeting its people’s high expectation of service. One area of particular interest to Nathan is how technology can facilitate business transformation in terms of the delivery of legal services. Learn more about Nathan Hayes on Crunchbase…

Osborne Clarke is an international legal practice with over 270 Partners and more than 850 talented lawyers in 26 locations Read more aboutOsborne Clarke on Crunchbase…

John Rogers

Fractional CIO/CTO/IT Director @ Freeman Clarke

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Freeman Clarke creates, manages, and executes technological strategies and solutions to help one’s company grow. Read more aboutFreeman Clarke on Crunchbase…

Alex Tsantikos

IT Director & Founder @ broadbandchoices

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Alex Tsantikos is a IT Director & Founder at broadbandchoices. Learn more about Alex Tsantikos on Crunchbase…

broadbandchoices offers a platform, and tools and guides that enable individuals to compare broadband, mobile phone, and TV prices. Read more aboutbroadbandchoices on Crunchbase…

Sean Harley

IT Director @ Top Right Group

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Top Right Group’s brands provide customers with knowledge, insight and access to help them make more informed decisions. Read more aboutTop Right Group on Crunchbase…

Michael Findlay

IT Director @ 1 Click Services Limited

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As hosted solutions experts the team at 1 Click understand what it takes to deliver a comprehensive service to businesses. Read more about1 Click Services Limited on Crunchbase…

Ranjan Kumar

Business Unit Director @ Throgmorton

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Prior to joining Throgmorton in 2008, Ranjan spent seventeen years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Working primarily in PwC’s Global Compliance Services department, Ranjan specialised in providing global compliance outsourcing services to international clients, fully integrated accounting and payroll services to UK and multinational corporations, and back office administration services for wealthy individuals and entrepreneurs. Since joining Throgmorton, Ranjan has gained significant experience in the financial services sector and developed expertise in regulatory reporting and financial reporting, as well as technical accounting matters. Ranjan enjoys spending time with family and friends, and playing the occasional game of squash and badminton. A general sports enthusiast and an avid follower of Liverpool FC, Ranjan admits to enduring numerous false dawns in that club’s pursuit of the elusive Premier League title. Learn more about Ranjan Kumar on Crunchbase…

Throgmorton is one of the leading financial and administrative outsourcing companies serving the financial services sector. Read more aboutThrogmorton on Crunchbase…

Fred Kemperman

IT Director @ Boldon James Ltd

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Boldon James is a leader in data classification and secure messaging solutions. Read more aboutBoldon James Ltd on Crunchbase…

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