Leadership Team

Maxica's Most Valuable Assets

Derron Taplin

Derron Taplin

Derron has been specialising in Portfolio, Programme and Project management for over 20 years. He has worked for numerous FTSE 100 companies and understands the challenges that these large organisations face in this space. He is an advocate of change and believes that success is in the reach of all of those who want to grasp it.

What Others Say

“Derron's work in implementing and then realising the business value of Enterprise Portfolio Management is a testament to not only his deep knowledge of project, programme and portfolio management, but in how to actually implement these processes tools and methods in a global and diverse organization and delivers value. His work ethic and dedication is exceptional and he inspires his fellow colleagues and team members.”
Brett Johnstone, CIO at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

"Derron has a very strong understanding of Portfolio Management and its relationship with Enterprise Architecture. He efficiently and effectively implemented a portfolio framework with limited resource and was able to launch a global practice which was matured rapidly under his management."
David David, Enterprise Architect at Network Rail

Ope Ayileye

Ope Ayileye

Ope has been setting up and running PMO's and portfolio's in multinationals for over 15 years. He has an amazing ability to understand business problems and apply project, programme and portfolio best practice in a pragmatic and non-draconian way.

What Others Say

“Ope has been a key member of the team & has taken us to the point where we have a Portfolio Definition process ready to begin testing and rolling out. This is a subject in which Ope has considerable experience and he has consistently brought this to bear in terms of practical advice and guidance to numerous stakeholders. He shows good analytical judgement in the way he approaches problem solving and has communicated the proposed solution clearly to all. He has also worked diligently and objectively with the inevitable sceptics along the way in order to win hearts and minds. Overall a very experienced and capable individual and extremely easy to work with.”
Bob Edwards Head of Group PMO at Lloyd's Register

Samuel Mann

Samuel Mann
Director of Solution Delivery

Samuel has been operating at executive level to deliver change across diverse market sectors in large multinational organisations in IT for over 20 years. He has earned a reputation as a motivational and inspirational leader capable of creating and developing IT solutions and leading teams on a global scale.

What Others Say

“I have had the privilege to work with Sam in different international work groups and have found him to be an exceptional individual with a talent for leadership, project management, organization and loyalty to his company and colleagues.”
Michael Hutab, CIO at DKSH Logistics and Supply Chain

"Samuel is a focused senior leader who delivers business results to high quality. His contribution to strategy within the IT Leadership team and his vision has enabled transformation of project delivery processes, solution architecture and transition approach to live service for our critical IT business platforms. He’s a people person investing time in people to ensure their success at all levels in the organisation. As a peer of Samuel, we have stood side by side on the most challenging business programmes with the most senior stakeholders in the organisation and I can honestly say that he always delivers!"
Allan Dyer, IT Director Service Delivery at Walgreens Boots Alliance

Richard Truman

Richard Truman
Principal Consultant

Richard has been establishing and embedding Project / PMO governance and processes within a complex multinational aerospace environment for the past 5 years. With a solid history of technology implementation, Richard is superb at identifying logical reasoned approaches to taking complex and intricate delivery challenges from concept to reality.

What Others Say

“Richard combines a great depth of knowledge implementing programme management processes and structures with an unstoppable can do, delivery orientated approach. He is an expert in building key relationships across teams and reporting progress up to board level. I’ve seen Richard, under tight financial constraints, implement a mature PMO structure, processes and artefacts that supported a global FTSE100 Aerospace business in delivering measurable value at pace.”
Jim Cosser, Principal Security Architect, FTSE100 Retailer


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