About Ardilla Consulting
Since 2012 Ardilla Consulting has been providing world class consultancy services to a broad range of sectors and services globally. Our consultants and associates are recognised across their respective sectors for their thought leadership, depth of business knowledge and pragmatism. 100 percent of our business comes from repeat business and personal referrals.
Putting the customer first and foremost and engaging with them in a way that suits them, ensures that we are able to provide the best people and advice to ensure the successful and timely delivery of change programmes and solutions.
Founder David Reeve has spent his 25+ year career managing, implementing, developing and selecting services and software for a range of Clients across the investment management and banking sectors. He founded and co-founded independent consultancies supporting Tier 1 Clients, and established an ASP business providing services to the securities and banking community.
David has a very creditable reputation as a strong change and programme manager, negotiator and coach with a proven track record of managing successful projects, teams and implementations on a global basis.
Co-Founder Sue Woodstock started her 30+ year career in investment management operations with Fleming Investment Management, supporting their international clients in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Sue held a number of key management positions at the firm until it's acquisition by Chase when she became Head of European Fund Administration. She joined T Rowe Price International to succeed their Chief Administrative Officer in 2001 and subsequently assumed responsibility as Global Head of Trade Support, Global Reference Data and Operations Strategy before establishing her own business in 2009.
Aaron Martin heads up our Testing Practice group and is recognised throughout the industry for the depth of his technical and business knowledge, sound decision making and energy when it comes to managing the testing process.
He started his career in retail banking before moving into testing consultancy where his clients have included Axa, Gartmore, Schroders and HSBC, to name but a few.
Aaron too has founded and co-founded independent consultancies and companies supporting clients looking to outsource or offshore their testing capabilities, living and working in the Middle East and Asia for several years.
Paul Dodson started his career at a large, systems integration consultancy and since then he has spent over 20 years working for niche consultancy firms, predominantly across asset management and banking. This includes a specialist consultancy in investment management, operational systems, which he co-founded. Over this time Paul has driven strategic and operational change by delivering solutions to meet complex business demands, both regionally and globally. Paul specialises in working with stakeholders to identify and deliver the necessary business and technology transformation, typically integrating people, process, data and technology across a client's business and operating regions.
Business Change and Sales expert, Adrian Woodstock, started his 30+ year career in technology sales and has held a number of senior management roles both in the UK and internationally. Key positions have included Channel Sales Director for German eCommerce company, European Business Development Director for an ERP software vendor, “White Label” Client Director for a European business information assurances business and Financial Controller, Trading Systems Europe for a Tier One business news media company, before establishing his own Change Consultancy in 2006. His Clients include 8x8 Inc., Access Group, Arcadis, Bombardier, British Sugar, Element Six, Infosys, Iris, Vivergo Fuels, and Weetabix
Brian Barnes is our Security Practice Lead and has spent 20 plus years providing specialist consulting services to major organisations requiring global communications and information security related skills. He has founded an independent consulting firm that offers information security skills across both corporate and government organisations creating a reputation that has attracted the highest calibre consultants and enabling the successful implementation of numerous projects across industry sectors and geographies.
Brian has a reputation of tracking the latest developments in technology for the information security domain and applying this to real life clients needs.
Beckie Edwards heads up our PMO practice. She is an accomplished PMO professional with a strong background in IT Service Management, Business Analysis and Project Management. P3O and PRINCE2 qualified with an in depth understanding of governance, assurance, planning, resource and financial tracking. She is highly motivated and a self-starter with transferable skills and experience spanning across several industries, notably; Law, Insurance, Asset Management and Banking. Beckie demonstrates a methodical approach and is extremely detail orientated, whilst remaining focused on the big picture. She has experience of collaborating and coordinating with multiple departments, stakeholders, and, third parties on large-scale global PMO initiatives, delivering customised PMO solutions, catering for the needs of each individual organisation whilst remaining sensitive to cultural differences. She is known for her positive attitude that supports effective change delivery and service provision in often fluid and challenging environments.
Ben Church heads up our project resourcing team and is recognised in the industry as a go-to specialist Globally around Core Banking talent acquisition. This is due to his understanding of the industry, clients’ needs and knowing at any one time candidate availability which enables “speed to market” mobilisation to the client site. He started his career building a company selling to clients such as BT, Disney, Benneton and Marie Curie before moving in to the banking space where he has operated for the last 10 years. During this period he founded his own company specialising in the supply of Core Banking and Payments teams to global clients such as BNP Paribas, Temenos, Miss, PwC and Deloitte.