Meet The Team

Executive Team


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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