AXELOS expands senior management team in UK


14 January 2014 – London, UK – AXELOS has announced the appointment of Daryl Flack as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Kelvyn Lien-Hicks as Sales & Marketing Director.  The appointment of Daryl and Kelvyn completes the senior management team at AXELOS.

140214-pmwj20-axelos-IMAGE1 FLACKDaryl Flack (pictured right) has 14 years’ experience in delivering technology solutions and business transformation. He has worked internationally across a variety of business sectors including digital media, retail, legal, construction, central government and defense. Most recently Daryl was the divisional Chief Technology Officer for a UK-based FTSE 50 organization responsible for the technology strategy across many private and public sector contracts.

Daryl said “I’m looking forward to helping support and grow the Global Best Practice community through the use of intelligent technology and collaborative solutions. We will be undertaking a core programme of work during 2014 to deliver the technology foundations to support the community and help extend the portfolio into new and emerging global markets.”

140214-pmwj20-axelos-IMAGE2 HICKSKelvyn Lien-Hicks (pictured at left) has 20 years’ experience in the international sales and marketing arena, specializing in the education and e-learning sectors. After leaving the Royal Air Force, Kelvyn embarked on a career which has included starting and building a successful software business, designing and marketing e-learning platforms and running global partner programmes. This has included working in the USA, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Kelvyn spent ten years at Microsoft, where his last role was leading education solutions for the Middle East and Africa, based in Istanbul. He managed internal teams and partners across 79 countries.

Kelvyn said “I am very excited to have this unique opportunity to play an important role in the growth of AXELOS.  Over the coming months we will be increasing international corporate relevancy, whilst enhancing career development. This will ensure that we remain at the forefront of Global Best Practice.”

CEO Peter Hepworth said “I am pleased to welcome Daryl and Kelvyn to the team and look forward to working with them as we continue to grow the business in 2014. They will play a key role in the development of AXELOS and their international experience is crucial as we explore new markets and make this a truly global portfolio.”

The senior management team at AXELOS now includes

  • Peter Hepworth, CEO
  • Chris Barrett, Transformation Director
  • Frances Scarff, Product Development Director
  • Abid Ismail, CFO
  • Daryl Flack, CIO
  • Kelvyn Lien-Hicks, Sales & Marketing Director 

On 1 July 2013 ‘AXELOS’ was announced as the new Joint Venture company that the Cabinet Office has formed to deliver and commercialize the UK Government’s portfolio of Best Management Practice accreditation and publishing services, including ITIL, PRINCE2 and the other PPM products. AXELOS now owns the intellectual property of the whole Best Management Practice portfolio and will build on the current business activities and developing products in new areas. The organization also has an ambitious programme of investment and growth, and primary focus will now be on stimulating the growth of a vibrant, open international ecosystem of training, consultancy and examination organizations.  Latest news from AXELOS can be found on their website or if you have specific queries, requests or would like to be added to the AXELOS mailing list please contact [email protected].

Source: AXELOS