Colin established Digi2al in 2013, with the core ethos to help clients get the best possible outcome for their products and services, using the most up-to-date technology. Prior to Digi2al, Colin held senior leadership roles in the IT services and consumer goods industries at CGI, Fujitsu, Kraft Foods and Reckitt Benckiser; working extensively in Europe, South America and Asia Pacific.
Colin loves sailing, kayaking and all adrenaline-inducing sports, and is passionate about helping young people in their education and careers.
Chief Operating Officer
Roo is Digi2al's COO, having joined Colin in 2014, playing a substantial role in providing a close supportive environment for teams working on Digi2al projects to an exceptional standard. He was previously a product manager in the Government Digital Service, where he was responsible for the delivery, on-going success, and continuous improvement of GOV.UK, across multiple services. Roo also held roles at the BBC, Wieden + Kennedy and IBM.
Head of User-Centred Design
Gurpreet leads the User-Centred Design practice at Digi2al. With over 8 years experience in design management, digital, and government policy, Gurpreet knows the challenges that researchers and designers have in agile delivery, and brings in design thinking to any situation. Previously, Gurpreet led digital projects at the Department for International Trade, BEIS and DWP, working across private office, communications, operations, and policy design.
Gurpreet loves strumming her sitar (she’s a pro, don’t you know), and championing fairness and inclusion across design and technology sectors.
Head of Commercial
Alec is Digi2al’s Head of Commercial, working his magic on understanding and implementing commercial and legal practices across our clients and projects. With over thirty years of experience in both public and private sectors, he is responsible for the financial management of our projects, negotiating and agreeing terms of contracts.
Alec loves the outdoors, spending time off-the-grid, and enjoying the scenes of our coastal environment. When he’s not outdoors, he enjoys socialising with the Livery companies of London.
Head of Engineering
Rich leads the Engineering practice at Digi2al. With a distant background in remote sensing, over 15 years of experience in defence, technology and generally trying to make the world a safer place, Rich leads our engineering capability across our clients, and most recently is a Delivery Manager with the Royal Navy.
Rich loves spending time with his family, open water swimming, hacking on side tech projects and tinkering with bikes.
Organisational Development Lead
Sandra is a Talent and Organisation Development professional with over 25 years experience working for global consumer goods companies largely in international roles. She helps businesses succeed by focusing on their most important asset - their people. Leading on all things HR for HQ (and also managing our finances) Sandra is also an advocate of virtual and flexible working.
Sandra loves fresh air and (mild) exercise preferably in green spaces and anything to do with coaching and self development.
Head of Special Projects
Terry is a global security professional with broad operational experience managing the intricacies of project management, business continuity, crisis management. He has significant experience in physical, cyber and personnel security and organisational resilience.
Terry works on the development and maintenance of high profile external partnerships.
Terry loves spending time outdoors, walking his dogs and enjoying the serene peace of our countryside.
Research Co-ordinator and Technical Writer
April is a researcher with 8 years experience in programme management support. She enjoys sifting through data and working in teams to ensure key information is both visible and effectively shared. April is passionate about social research, undertaking projects spanning wellbeing, mental health, scams, dementia, working age benefits and welfare reform for Citizens Advice and Healthwatch Hampshire.
In her spare time April loves long walks with her family, reading Dickens and catching up with friends over a coffee.
Head of Technical Architecture
With over 25 years of experience working across industry and the public sector, Ciaran has led organisations though large scale change as a technology and people leader. He has undertaken various roles, providing consultancy and being a trusted strategic advisor to C-level stakeholders.
If he’s not on the slopes or kicking an aussie shaped ball around, Ciaran is helping clients to transform their business - IT Cost Reduction/Optimisation, data centre migration/consolidation, cloud adoption as well as enabling the transformation of critical Line of Business applications. He also knows a thing or two about the dark arts of software licensing.
Head of DevOps
Nick has 20 years experience solving complex technology problems and building adaptable solutions across commercial, public sector and open source worlds. Nick enjoys leading teams developing and deploying software on everything from embedded systems through to web and mobile platforms and building in DevOps and security principles into all aspects of development and operational behaviour.
Outside work, one of his current interests is in mapping pollution data for use in smart cities applications and making us all a bit more aware and healthier. He also enjoys spending time with his family, swimming, activities involving snow and throwing himself downhill in soap box races.