Management Team

Rob Fern – Managing Director

Rob is an Ex-senior civil servant in MOD specialising in financial analysis, modelling and decision support including working on secondment in Treasury and PWC. He has considerable experience running projects as a team leader in the Treasury, Ministry of Defence and PWC.

Richard Jones – Director

Richard is an ex Senior Civil Servant with a track record of successfully managing the budget of one of the largest departments in Government, including the process for making major investment decisions. Richard was awarded the CBE in 2016. Richard is now a Director at Hawkrose Ltd, and a Non-Executive Director at Your Say in Health and Social Care where he is supporting the efforts of this Not-For Profit Social Enterprise which gives a voice to users of the health and social care systems aimed at improving the delivery of services to individuals.

Mike Slinn – Sales and Commercial Director

Mike has 20 years’ experience as a Sales and Commercial Director in the software development and system integration industry. He has extensive experience of leading complex software projects including development, integration and managed service projects for international airports and global telecoms firms.

Previously, Mike was a founder, and spent 12 years as Sales Director and Managing Director of Rockshore Ltd, a provider of real time information systems and services to the transport and telecommunication sectors.

Simon Pickup – Director of Technology & Insight

Simon is responsible for the development and deployment of decision support applications and analytical work packages to Hawkrose’s clients. Previously the Operational Intelligence Manager at Heathrow Airport, he possesses extensive experience in the development and deployment of strategic and pre-tactical decision support systems. Simon is an Airport and ATM (Air Traffic Management) operations expert, which he combines with his technical and data analysis capabilities to drive data led actionable insights. As a data innovator, Simon is a critical advocate for the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (incl. Machine Learning) across the sectors in which Hawkrose operates.