The Embridge Team

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Combined years of Unit4 Experience

Embridge Consulting’s combined Unit4 Business World experience across the team

Years in Business

Years since Emma O’Brien originally set up Embridge Consulting

Unit4 Partnership

Year in which Embridge Consulting became a Unit4 System Integrator partner with Unit4 Business Software

Management Team

Meet the Embridge Consulting Management team.

Emma O'Brien

Emma O'Brien

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Background & Experience:

Emma founded Embridge Consulting in 2009 and has developed an innovative range of services and products that support organisations embarking on a digital change programme.  With a strong Finance & Programme Management background Emma has lead several large scale digital transformation programmes across multiple sectors.  Working strategically with Unit4 since the business was founded and a strong focus developing solutions specifically for Commercial, Local government, Health, Emergency Services, Not for Profit & Higher Education customers.    Delivering value and savings quickly to customers.  Emma has been working with Unit4 Business World for over 22 years and has developed a passionate & high performing team who make Embridge Consulting what we are today.

Portfolio of Experience:

EC Harris; Sweett Group; Currie & Brown, Terrence Higgins Trust; Marie Stopes; Port of London Authority; BT Global Services; Serco, London Tri-Boroughs, Lincolnshire County Council, Hasting & Rother Council, Haymarket, City of Edinburgh Council, Shelter, IPSA.

Jane Dobson

Jane Dobson

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Background & Experience:

Jane is a qualified accountant with over 17 years of Agresso experience specialising in all Financial Modules and Logistics but also has in depth knowledge of PCB, HR and CRM. She is an excellent communicator who collaborates well with people at all levels. Jane is pragmatic with strong analytical skills and real attention to detail with a proven track record in delivering business benefits through automation.

Jane has most recently been project manager at Currie and Brown implementing the ABW Milestone 4 solution within 5 months! Janes key skills and achievements:

• Lead on implementation, build work and testing of the first implementation of Agresso Global Information Solution (GIS)
• Global financial work stream lead for Agresso international roll out and on site month end support for each global region (Europe, Middle East, India and Hong Kong)
• Review of all finance processes following the UK implementation resulting in the development of various excelerator reports
• Other skills include project management, SQL, excelerator, excelerator post back and browser report writing, workflow, data migration and training

Portfolio of Experience:

Sweett Group, Christie Group plc

Mark Harris

Mark Harris

Business Development Director

Background & Experience:

Having worked with Public Sector clients in Heath, Local and Central Government for over 20 years Mark is passionate about delivering innovative solutions through the use of true Cloud application solutions for Finance, procurement, ERP and digital transformation.

Mark has extensive experience in Private sector working with clients in a number of sub sectors to drive initiatives to reduce costs, improve profits and strive for excellence in customer service.

Using Cloud solutions allows our clients to focus on strategic matters and to deliver services that are fit for purpose- utilising their ever shrinking budgets for the front line and not on in-house technology platforms.

Mark is self motivated, driven and results oriented person that enjoys working as part of a team and coaching the success of others to ensure that customers, our company, team and individuals goals and targets are met in a professional and mutually beneficial manner.

Faye O'Connell

Faye O'Connell

Product Development Director

Dan Chilton

Dan Chilton

Professional Services Director

Wendy Henry

Wendy Henry

Head of Business Change & Digital Adoption

Background & Experience:

As a forward-thinking HR innovator, Wendy understands how to engage and empower People to enhance organisational performance and drive successful business change. Wendy has a proven ability to design, drive and deliver best-fit and future-ready aligned People solutions and strategies and passionately believes that a perfect combination of improvement focused activities across People, Processes and Technology elements are required for long-term, sustainable business performance. Getting the balance right between all these elements is the challenge that Wendy seeks to champion as this is the answer to successful business change. 

Dr Anthony Thomson

Dr Anthony Thomson

Non Executive Director

Background & Experience:

Dr Anthony Thomson is a creative and passionate strategy, business development and marketing executive, with over 25 years’ experience. He has held leadership roles in technology, automotive, health, capital markets and within the University sector. Anthony has led the formation, management, fundraising and subsequent exit of several start-ups; including University spin-outs and corporate ventures. His most recent venture successfully exited to US tech giant, Qualcomm. Anthony’s academic pursuits extend from science into business and leadership.

Anthony is recognised for his success in producing well researched and considered corporate strategies focusing on: Innovation, Venturing, Technology, Marketing and Business Development. Offering a rare blend of commercial awareness, academic background and real-world pragmatism, he has achieved exciting approaches to business strategy and market development. 

 

Portfolio of Experience:

Anthony’s customer-centric focus in execution of these strategies is reflected in the success of his work for a number of multi-nationals, including: Qualcomm; The University of Auckland; Euronext; ABN AMRO; BNP Paribas; LIFFE; AEMS; Chesterton Plc; UniServices Ltd. Anthony’s MBA thesis focused on commercialisation strategies for University technology.

Anthony is currently Chief Business Officer of Elephants Child, and is Chairman/NED of multiple growing SMEs in the following sectors: Cyber Security, PR, Built Environment, Consulting Engineering; FMCG; Health and IT. Anthony is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Gerard Oates

Gerard Oates

Non Executive Director

Background & Experience:

Following attaining a Business Degree at The Management Centre, Bradford, Gerard qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse before moving to Grant Thornton in 1981 to specialise in insolvency.  This work consisted of carrying out investigations on behalf of lending banks, or running receiverships whilst at the same time negotiating the sale of those businesses.   A hugely challenging time. 

After 2 years, he joined and invested in a struggling manufacturing company to lead a successful turnaround, following which he sold his interest, and then invested in a specialist lighting manufacturer, Arcadia Products plc, where he initially acted as Finance Director before leading an MBO in 2001 and becoming Managing Director.  Arcadia became a leading brand in over 30 countries, serving the niche market for aquarium and reptile hobbyists.  In 2017 Gerard sold the business, but has continued to work as a financially orientated business consultant.  Gerard also acts as Portfolio Manager for the Jerrard Pension Scheme.

 

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Managed ERP Support team

Meet the Embridge Consulting Managed ERP Support team (MERP).

Teresa Watson

Teresa Watson

Service Delivery Manager

Rebecca Quinn

Rebecca Quinn

Senior Support Consultant

Jon Simmonds

Jon Simmonds

Senior U4BW Support Consultant

Chloe Parfitt

Chloe Parfitt

Service Desk Consultant

Louise Barlow

Louise Barlow

Support Consultant

Paul Walton

Paul Walton

Support Consultant

Wojciech Gregorkiewicz

Wojciech Gregorkiewicz

Support Consultant

John Hawkins

John Hawkins

Support Consultant

Hany Banoub

Hany Banoub

Training Consultant

Louisa Lewis

Louisa Lewis

Support Consultant

Consultants, Customer Success & Office Team

Meet the Embridge Consulting consultancy, sales, marketing and customer success team.

Sarah Langton

Sarah Langton

Finance and Administration Officer

Tiago Bruno

Tiago Bruno

Development Consultant

Tracey Adams

Tracey Adams

Marketing Manager

Jane Mawer

Jane Mawer

Project Management Officer

Shoaib Arshad

Shoaib Arshad

Project Manager

Derek Edwards

Derek Edwards

Client Engagement Manager

Jeremy Slater

Jeremy Slater

Resourcing Manager

Dave Whybrow

Dave Whybrow

Senior Consultant

Maisie Baker

Maisie Baker

Professional Services Administrator

Newton Brandao

Newton Brandao

Consultant

Fiona Powell

Fiona Powell

Trainer

Graeme Wright

Graeme Wright

Senior Application Consultant

Johann Mulder

Johann Mulder

Implementation Consultant

Nigel Pratt

Nigel Pratt

Consultancy team

Katerina Ruseva

Katerina Ruseva

Project Manager

Steve Willetts

Steve Willetts

Unit4 Account Manager

Mark Ridyard

Mark Ridyard

HR & Payroll Lead Consultant

Dave Elder

Dave Elder

Consultant Team Lead

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