Meet the Team

SVGC Digital Directors:

Dr Andrew Nixon
Dr Andrew Dixon

Focussed on continuously transforming the business to respond to the market, driving and delivering great outcomes to our clients, benefit to employees, value to shareholders and opportunities to partners and associates. 

Passionate about working collaboratively between small businesses, small with large and collaborative technology pull-through from academia into delivery.

CEO

Julia Campbell
Julia Campbell

Julia has 20 years of experience of commercial and managerial roles across the defence and security sector. Her role within SVGC is wide ranging involving: contract management; personnel development; recruitment; insurance and financial governance. She has previously held senior commercial roles in both Thales and QinetiQ.

Chief of Staff

Matt Bentley
Matt Bentley

Matt has over 25 years accounting and finance experience, from a number of top ten and smaller accounting firms in managerial audit and business advisory roles to moving into the commercial world and holding directorships in a start-up accountancy firm and also an ‘Umbrella’ payroll solution company. After four years carrying out short term contract roles across several industries, Matt joined SVGC in December 2020 at an exciting time in the group’s journey. Matt was invited to join the board in April 2021

 

Chief Financial Officer

Tony Klein
Tony Klein

Tony’s career has covered many aspects of delivering solutions and consulting services into defence, security and intelligence. His highlights include establishing Quintec which became a leading supplier of systems engineering and integration skills to MoD and leading defence contractors. After its acquisition, he was appointed VP for Consulting and Engineering within Thales. He lead Detica (BAeSystems Digital Intelligence) defence business and expanded its propositions into Defence Intelligence, CIO and Special Forces communities. He has also worked in leadership roles in QinetiQ and Olive Group in Dubai; and has a PhD from Bristol; an MBA from London Business School; is a Chartered Engineer; a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Chair of Trustees at Rodborough Academy Trust.

Non-Executive Director

SVGC Digital Core Team:

Paige Bunker
Paige Bunker

As our Junior Data Scientist, Paige is passionate about data science and how powerfully it can be used to solved intricate problems. She also has a real love for coding; “I could create new scripts and debug them all day!”

 

Data Scientist

Richard Bryson
Ian Stephenson

Ian is a highly experienced software and solutions architect with over 20 years working in the defence industry He has a diverse set of skills and experience taken from commercial product development and military research. Ian is leading our technical approach to developing and delivering digital transformation solutions.

Software and Solution Architect