Meet The Team

Executive Team

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Jonathan Tate

Chairman Jonathan spent the first ten years of his career working within the oil industry. During this time, he qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant, joining PwC as a management consultant in 1996...
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Ian Dawson

Founder and Non-Executive Director Since founding the company in 2003, Ian has undertaken nearly every role at Alpha. Ian worked for over a decade in global investment banking before focusing on the opportunity to build a business t...
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Paul Monk

CEO Paul began his career in the City of London, working on top-tier graduate programmes with a focus on Global Markets. He then moved role, to lead several high-profile eLearning projects across finan...
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David Ascott

Non-Executive Director David joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in August 2020 following a long career in professional services and private equity. With over 20 years’ as a Corporate Finance Partner at a market...
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Hector Payne

Chief Learning Officer, and Executive Director Hector brings over 20 years of experience in the higher and corporate education industry with a specialism in learning data analytics and blended learning technologies. He has been credited with th...
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Katie Verdicchio

Chief Operating Director Katie has been working in the L&D industry since 2011. Prior to her current role Katie was immersed in managing training programmes, the experience of which has proved vital in understanding th...
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Phillip Adey

Finance Director Phillip graduated from the University of Birmingham (BSc Physics) and is a member of the ICAEW with over 25 years post qualification experience. Since qualifying he has had over 20 years experience...
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Essia Harding

HR Director Essia brings 25 years of previous generalist HR experience covering the private, public and voluntary sectors; most recently in mergers and acquisitions and prior to that as Head of HR at the Museu...
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Robert White

Global Commercial Director Robert is Alpha’s Global Commercial Director and member of the Executive Team. With over 10 years of L&D experience, Rob understands the challenges financial service firms face within their ...
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