Management Team


Akash Bhat
Akash Bhat
Chief Executive Officer

Akash's experience spans over 13 years in a number of areas, both technical and commercial, within Allied and outside in various enterprise and medium sized businesses. Leading the board as CEO, Akash is ultimately responsible for ensuring client satisfaction, the overall strategic and tactical performance of the business and in leading the executive team in delivering Allied's strategic vision.


Bhupinder Chera
Richard Skellet
Founder & Chairman

Richard previously held the role of CEO where he held the overall responsibility for the management of the business, specifically for research and development. He is a creative thinker, has 20 years of wisdom and has remained a key driving force behind the ground-breaking pace of change in the business since it began. His thinking-outside-the-box approach and unique business strengths built the platform for Allied Worldwide to deliver innovative customer solutions.


Vaughan Illingworth
Vaughan Illingworth
Commercial Director

Vaughan brings 30 years’ experience of Sales and Service management to focus in his role as Commercial Director. He also brings to bear over a decade of PRINCE2 and ITIL experience, enshrining best practice into all of Allied's service portfolio. As the Commercial Director, Vaughan with be providing oversight on commercial and contractual processes to both ensure account viability and service sustainability while maximising commercial terms and resultant benefits, of new and existing business. Vaughan will be working closely with the Sales Team in support of contractual negotiations while also assisting the Management Team in designing and developing new service methodologies and platforms.


Shireen Lawrence
HR Director

Shireen's career began over 25 years ago when she started off as a Course Administrator at the Royal College of GPs. She has held a number of important roles post that and gained extensive experience in human resources, employee relations and recruitment. She has provided business solutions and professional advice for a range of HR issues. Her expertise includes knowledge of the complex TUPE transfer and she has successfully managed more than one such transfer. At present, the focus of Shireen’s role is on the recruitment and development roadmap of our staff. The Recruitment Team will comprise three strands – fulfilment for our existing customers; lead fulfilment in competitive scenarios and an external agency model. From a people engagement perspective, we will seek to build upon our Academy of Apprentices to present additional customer solutions and ‘grow our own’ engineer base, as well as, define a clear development roadmap for our existing teams.


Allen Jones
Allen Jones
CIO

Allen brings 35 years IT experience across Travel, Telecoms, IT Services, Manufacturing, Automotive, Retail & Finance industries across UK, Europe, North America. His skills include: IT Strategy, IT Management, Outsourcing, In-sourcing, eCommerce, Programme Director, Sales, Software Product development, Contract negotiation and more.


Al Tepper
Al Tepper
Interim CMO

Al is an 18+ year veteran Digital & Marketing leader now Interim CMO at Allied. Al bring's a rare inter-disciplinary skill set with extreme experience across marketing, product development and ops/tech to deliver an environment for commercial outcomes from a marketing and digital strategy across both B2B and B2C. His marketing experience includes offline and digital marketing strategy, social media marketing, email marketing, content marketing, AV and live, events, PR and influencer marketing.

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