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Our Team

The team at Ilium Pro is steeped in decades of experience.

Some of us have IT backgrounds, others don’t.
So we know how to explain technical information in language everyone understands.

Our team is trusted by Government departments and crime prevention organisations. We work with

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Directors

James Hodgson

An IT security specialist for nearly a quarter of a century, James Hodgson began his career as a consultant for British American Tobacco, Police Criminal Records System and the National Grid. He moved to the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS), where he developed and delivered the UK’s first large scale Financial Intelligence Unit system. He then led security projects at the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and Identity and Passport Service (IPS) before co-founding Agile Byte with Richard Hurst to provide critical IT solutions across a range of UK Government departments – which included pioneering the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s award-winning crisis response system.

At Ilium Pro, James leads IT security across a range of disciplines.

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Richard Hurst

Richard has spent two decades working on highly sensitive IT projects within the Government and the public sector. At the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in the mid-1990s, he implemented a national agriculture registration system to protect human health in the wake of the BSE crisis. He has since delivered multiple projects at Siemens, the Surrey Police Force and the Identity and Passport Service, while at the Home Office he was responsible for rolling out its £100m E&B programme to 20,000 staff. At the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Richard and James implemented its renowned crisis management system which has been used on a number of high profile overseas crises including Nairobi (Westgate Mall), Nepal and the Paris terrorist attacks.

At Ilium Pro, Richard runs the delivery team, ensuring our solutions are implemented on time and to budget.

 

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George Thwaites

During more than 15 years in journalism, George Thwaites was a senior editor on The Daily Telegraph and The Mail on Sunday, two of Britain’s largest national newspapers. He went on to found Clearwood Communications, providing strategic advice to clients in the consumer and retail sectors, particularly on reputation and crisis management.

At Ilium Pro, he leads business development, reputation management and media engagement.

 

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Adviser

David Todd

David has more than 20 years’ experience in financial markets, working for the last 12 in the fixed income division of a large global asset manager. In his current role, David is responsible for a team of analysts making investment recommendations on corporate bonds for client portfolios. He specialises in the analysis of banks and insurance companies, which have historically been on the frontline of developments in IT security and cyber crime prevention.

David’s understanding of what makes a successful business and the importance of strong operational controls brings a large corporate perspective to the team at Ilium Pro.

 

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