Our management team

Adam Fawsitt

Chief Executive Officer

Adam started his career as an IT engineer in the City of London for Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Insurance. He progressed through IT management with JLT and then progressed to Outsourcing Sales Director for CapGemini PLC. In 2006 Adam started his own technology business, which he sold to a pension fund in 2010. Since then he has successfully founded, grown and exited three further businesses.

Career highlights include working as a government advisor on outsource and data centre strategy (UK, Middle East and East Africa) and authoring a White Paper on data centre strategy for the UK Government. He has personally closed over $750 million of outsourcing deals and has developed and leased in excess of a million square feet of data centre space.

Tom Fitzherbert

Chief Technology Officer

Tom began his career as a data scientist in the UK Ministry of Defence. In 2007 he joined BAE Systems as a management consultant and later worked in the same capacity for IBM. He left IBM in 2012 to become an independent consultant, and this has provided him with the flexibility to begin working on one facet of what has now evolved to become Aker Systems.

Throughout his career Tom has primarily focused on secure Government projects, though has also worked with clients in the telecommunications, industrial engineering and health sectors.
Career highlights include presenting a research paper on information fusion at the House of Commons, speaking at various international conferences and establishing an analytics managed service.

Darren Thomas

Chief Operating Officer

Darren started his career in the UK Military. He later joined Hewlett Packard and quickly progressed through sales and marketing roles to a number of business leadership positions, including Vice President and General Manager. During this time Darren and his family spent 5 years living in California. Since returning to the UK, Darren has founded and grown a property development and construction business.

Career highlights include global sales leadership positions with a track record of delivering in excess of $500M worldwide annual sales of enterprise solutions. In a marketing capacity, Darren was responsible for a $600M budget to drive product and services revenue across North & South America. Additionally, Darren has also successfully grown a global IT division of HP, with full P&L responsibility for $5.2BN of annual revenue.

James Rowley

Chief Data Engineer

James is an experienced data professional with over 15 years experience in the software industry which he uses to leverage value from customer’s digital assets. With a background in consulting James has the breadth of experience to fulfil his role as Chief Data Officer, but also has an appreciation for the technical challenges this role presents. With domain experience in finance, military and public sector work his range of skills and knowledge spans many disciplines.

Having spent most of his time working on large scale delivery projects for blue chip consultancies, career highlights include delivery of Business Intelligence tools for Government & Military clients and multiple data-centric solutions for global insurers which enabled accelerated delivery of legislative products.

Tim Cassidy

Chief Product Officer

Tim started his career in security forces squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force. He later joined a niche consultancy building data and analytics solutions for secure government, intelligence agencies and military. In 2000, Tim helped establish and grow the Australia/NZ region of Sagent Technology where he worked with the product R&D teams in Silicon Valley and lead on a number of successful multi-million dollar pre-sales and consulting engagements. He then relocated to the UK and held various technology leadership & delivery roles for large blue-chip organisations such as Diageo and Sky; technology start-ups (AIM listed in < 3 years); and as a management consultant for IBM specialising in big data & analytics for both government and private sector clients.

Career highlights include having innovative solutions showcased at UK and international conferences; establishing a global R&D lab function with a team of PHD-level AI specialists and data technology experts; and is engaged by senior technology executives and private banking clients to provide recommendations on which emerging and disruptive trends, technologies and solutions to adopt internally or invest funds in.