Founded in 2005, the company attributes its success to its prudent approach to business, its strong leadership team and its highly experienced members of staff.
David Jackson, Executive Chairman
David has a long history of working with Financial Services clients, witnessing first hand the realities of implementing change in complex organisations. His intuitive grasp of the importance of engineering to success in this sector was the catalyst for the founding of Altus in 2005 and it remains central to the company philosophy. David’s entrepreneurial spirit coupled with ability to assemble a multi-talented team has helped him oversee 13 years of double-digit growth and continuous profitability. As Executive Chairman, David has overall responsibility for the direction of Altus, its place in the Financial Services industry and for realising the long-term ambitions of the business.
Kevin Okell, Managing Director
Kevin has spent 25 years helping Financial Services companies improve their performance through a combination of software and operational efficiency. As a founding Director of Altus, Kevin’s vision was to couple business understanding with engineering discipline to significantly raise the standard of operations across the industry. From the comprehensive industry models which underpin our consulting work to the painstaking data analysis which makes our software systems so reliable, Kevin is passionate about rigour. In parallel with his systems evangelism, Kevin also leads the Altus response on investment industry issues. He has written articles for several trade publications, presented at industry conferences on both regulatory and operational topics and is the Altus representative on a number of industry bodies.
Martyn Evans, Consulting Director & Director - Life & Pensions
Having spent almost his entire career in the Life, Pensions & Investment, Banking and General Insurance sectors in both business and technical roles, Martyn has first-hand experience of the challenges facing FS businesses today. He has been working on behalf of clients in consultancy and change delivery roles for over 25 years, developing an intimate understanding of this relationship and how best to deliver value for the customer. As Consulting Director Martyn is responsible for ensuring Altus continues to deliver that same value to all of its clients, through a dedicated and professional team of consultants. Having been with Altus from its earliest days Martyn has helped develop many of the techniques and services that shape Altus Consulting.
Mark Andrews, Director – General Insurance
Mark has been working in Financial Services for 15 years and has been with Altus since 2007. Having set up the General Insurance (GI) practice within Altus Consulting, he now shapes Altus’ GI propositions as well as being delivery lead on many client engagements. He has led the development of Altus’ comprehensive General Insurance Models that the company uses to help to solve a number of complex problems that clients come across in this sector. Mark stays well-informed on the ever changing insurance landscape, appearing in industry publications, panel discussions and networking at industry events.
Simon Bussy, Director - Wealth
With over 20 years operating across Retail Platforms, Retail Banking, Life & Pensions, Wealth Managers, Advisory Firms, Digital (‘robo’) Advisers and technology / BPO suppliers in the UK and overseas, and underpinned with an MA in Strategic Marketing, Simon has a successful track record in leading teams to: • understand the market environment • define winning strategies • design, develop and deliver new propositions using a strong mix of expertise and Altus frameworks and models. Simon heads up the Wealth Domain at Altus and is an authority on the evolving Digital (‘robo’) Advice sector. Follow Simon on Twitter - @SimonBussyAltus, and connect to him on LinkedIn - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/simonbussy for insights, opinion and challenge, and global best practice from other contributors
Matthew Scott, Director - Platforms
Matthew has played a key role in the shaping of Altus since 2006, building the methodology behind our consultancy approach, training staff & clients and leading engagements with our key accounts in the UK and Europe. As Director of the platform domain Matthew has responsibility for the continued development of the Altus consultancy proposition, further enhancing our position as trusted partner to many of the UK’s major platform providers.
Chris McCullam, Head of Business Architecture
Chris has over 20 years experience within the Financial Services industry, spanning Friendly Society door-to-door cash collection through to wrap platforms and high-net-worth advisor firms. With CII and CISI qualifications Chris has developed a broad understanding of the regulatory landscape in which our clients operate. As a Principal Consultant, his time is spent advising clients on definition of target operating models, selection of new technologies and the shaping of strategic and operational change initiatives, in his role as Head of Business Architecture he is responsible for maintaining and enriching the Altus models and methodologies. From technical work on back office system integrations and definition of messaging architecture to business focused process improvement and propositional changes, Chris has brought his pragmatic and systematic problem solving approach to offer creative solutions within challenging business constraints.
Michael James, Head of Technical Architecture
With extensive experience working in Banking, Insurance, lending, and Investment platforms, Michael has a track record of defining and delivering IT solutions in complex environments for the financial services industry. Michael operates confidently and effectively at both strategic and operational levels and is an influencer that creates positive business outcomes at all levels. Bringing pragmatism and good problem solving to clients, he balances strategy and governance against delivery and agility to bring early concepts to the table then into reality. Since joining Altus Michael has: helped clients define architectural approaches for customer propositions, drive the delivery of new key extranet applications for customers over multiple and legacy platforms and headed architectural selection of software and suppliers.