I joined Softcat in 2005 as a graduate account manager. I spent nine years in sales before moving into senior management.
I’ve had a number of roles and responsibilities in my time at Softcat, focussed in the most part on sales and business operations. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being a part of Softcat’s growth and throughout my time with the company our people, culture, customers, partners and communities have been central to everything we do and strive for. I am Operations Director at Softcat and ultimately responsible for our supply chain and internal operations – hence why sustainability is a subject close to my heart.
Having retired from professional rugby in 2010, Gomarsall is now a director and shareholder of IT lifecycle services firm N2S, and a passionate advocate of sustainability. N2S’s vision is to be the sustainable IT company, with its clients not wasting any hardware.
As Supplies and Transactional Print Channel Sales Director at HP Inc, Anna is responsible for the sales of supplies and transactional print through reseller partners across the UK and Ireland. Anna has been in her supplies role for 7 years and last year added transactional print to her portfolio. Over her 30 year career at HP, Anna has held a number of leadership roles spanning UK&I and EMEA regions and across a variety of functions, including distribution, reseller and retail channel as well as category and business development. She has through her career managed, in various capacities, all key sectors of HP’s business, including, print, supplies, PC, projector and storage products. Some notable roles earlier in her career include;- Storage and networking Channel Sales Director, W Europe
- Storage Wholesale Manager. EMEA
Anna began her career with HP in 1989 as an industrial placement student and then rejoined in 1991 as a graduate after completing her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Engineering. Anna is a keen supporter of HP’s intern and graduate program, having started her own career in a similar manner.Based near London in Oxfordshire, Anna’s time outside of the office is spent with her husband and four daughters.
With a degree in Business Information Technology and 25 years in the IT Industry Clare is now the Sustainability Programme Lead for Computacenter.
Clare’s career started at Lotus Technologies in technical support progressing through systems engineering into account management. In 1995 she moved to Compaq as an Account Manager and during her tenure was, Corporate Sales Director and Solutions Sales Director before moving into the Integration Office when HP acquired Compaq as the UK Integration Lead before moving in 2003 to be the MD UK&I for Stratus Technologies.
Clare joined Computacenter in 2007 as an Account Manager allowing more time to be with her then young family. During her time at Computacenter, Clare has worked in the UK as an Account Manager, Client Director, Business Enablement Director (both UK and Group) and until more recently was Sector Director Enterprise, having also spent 2 years (2008-2010) in the USA for Computacenter.
More recently she has moved to a role that is supporting the Computacenter ESG strategy and co-ordinating across the Group the various subject matter experts that are accountable for delivering against this in addition to being the focal point for Customer, Vendor and employee conversations.
Colin spent more than 20 years working in the technology channel, and was formerly Group Head of Sustainability at Dimension Data, now NTT.
He is now managing director at TBL Services and is also the founder of Support the Goals - an initiative to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals by engaging suppliers.
Colin is passionate about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the vital role of businesses to help achieve the goals. He’s a straight-talking Lancastrian who prides himself on his ability to keep things simple and honest – this can get him into trouble!
Dave Stevinson is the owner and CEO of QBS Software and the associated companies in the QBS Technology Group. QBS was the first UK distributor to be independently verified and certified as net carbon neutral. QBS is working towards B Corporation status. QBS operates Europe’s largest software delivery platform representing 9800 enterprise software publishers sold via 5700 reseller partners into 200,000 enterprises across Europe. QBS has offices in London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Vilnius, Cork and is rolling out a European expansion programme. QBS is scaling quickly and has been formally recognised by London Stock Exchange, Bloomberg, D&B and several other research firms for their technology platform and rapid growth. QBS has revenues approaching USD200million, 160 colleagues and 7 offices in Europe. Stevinson has spent 27 years in the channel starting out working at a small manufacturer of computer monitors, a couple of distributors, then representing a data analytics software publisher before acquiring QBS in 2018. He holds a BSc from Lancaster University, an MBA from Manchester Business School, and is currently enrolled on the OPM course at Harvard Business School. He is a keen cricket, rackets and real tennis player.
Phil has been working in the IT Services industry for over 30 years, across Management Consulting and Service Provider organisations, and took the decision to leverage that knowledge to offer advice to technology buyers in 2014. He founded Embedded IT, a boutique Technology Advisory Consultancy, to provide procurement advice to end users as well as general industry advice to the Channel. He is also Chair of the regional Technology Community Interest Group, TechSolent (www.techsolent.org). On a personal level, Phil has a strong interest in sustainability in technology and has spoken a number of time on the topic
After a brief stint at Apple in his early twenties, Roger founded Jigsaw24 aged 27 in 1992 and has served as CEO ever since. In that time Jigsaw24 has developed from a start-up telesales operation to the 300 employee fully-fledged managed service provider organisation it is today. Roger is a passionate advocate of environmental and sustainability initiatives and never tires of banging on about this on his Linkedin account like a scratched record. Jigsaw24 is the only MSP to hold the accreditations of Apple Authorised Enterprise Reseller, Apple Premium Service Provider and Apple Authorised Education Specialist with nationwide reach and industry leading edge expertise in media solutions and all things Apple.
the founder of the ADISA which is a Product and Service Certification company
based in the UK.
The ADISA Asset Recovery Standard is a
risk-based certification for companies offering data sanitization and asset
recovery services. It is referenced by the UK National Cyber Security Centre
and formally recognized by DIPCOG which is a GCHQ and MoD committee.
In 2012 Steve worked with the ICO
and wrote much of the official guidance notes which were released to help
businesses comply with data protection legislation in this area. Steve is also
the author of the National Computer Centre (NCC)’s guidance notes on how to
manage risk when disposing of assets.
also worked with BSI on the development of a publicly available specification
(PAS) 7010. This was for the destruction of digital media but was withdrawn
prior to publication.
In 2015, Steve was
shortlisted for the Personal Contribution to IT Security Award from the Computer
Security Magazine with ADISA winning the award for Education and Training
Provider of the Year. In 2019, ADISA won Compliance
Company of the year award and in 2020 won Security Company – One to Watch
In 2021 ADISA Asset Recovery Standard 8.0 was officially approved by the UK Information Commissioner's Office as being a UK GDPR Standard.