Leadership Team

Our leadership team are renowned experts within their chosen profession. Their combined knowledge and experience coupled with their visionary aspirations has created a platform for exceptional growth, learn a little more about them.

Phillip Ullmann, Executive Chairman
Name: Phillip Ullmann
Title: Executive Chairman
Likes: Making people happy
Dislikes: Office politics
Ideal job: Executive Chairman Cordant Group
Favourite book: Winning by Jack Welch
Favourite film: Mission Impossible
Chris Kenneally, Group Chief Executive Officer

Chris is a dynamic and entrepreneurial executive director, with a first class record of achievement spanning more than twenty five years. He is an inspiring leader who energises his people by providing clear strategies and direction. Chris has transformed organisations by engaging the stakeholders to deliver high levels of customer satisfaction, leading to greatly improved profitability during periods of growth and change. Chris has been instrumental in gaining significant new business, and has built high calibre teams who share his passion and energy for embedding high performance culture to deliver successful results. Chris is a Chartered Director, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Freeman of the City of London, a member of Vistage, the BIFM and CIBSE and holds an MBA.

Likes: Challenge
Dislikes: Bureaucracy
Interests/Hobbies: Family, Rugby, Cars and Estate Management
Favourite Book: Staying in the Helicopter
Favourite Film: Tin Tin
Favourite Food: Chicken
Favourite Drink: Orange Juice and Lemonade
One thing I couldn’t live without: My family

Ken Steers, Group HR Director

A senior HR professional that operates effectively at both a strategic and operational level, Ken possesses the gravitas, business acumen and real determination to make things happen which have earned the respect of his colleagues and enabled him to drive and build commitment to the HR agenda throughout his career. Ken has over 15 years experience of developing and leading HR and L&D teams that deliver organisational change, bottom line results, and first-class HR services to customers. He has also played a key role in supporting operational and corporate sales teams to develop key client relationships across a range of sectors.

Name: Ken Steers

Title: Group HR Director

Likes: Seeing people succeed

Dislikes: Negativity 

Ideal Job: Formula 1 driver..if not, I love the one I have!!

Favourite food or drink: Sunday roast

Favourite book or film: Shawshank Redemption or Goodfellas

Alan Connor, Group Finance Director

Alan is a respected Finance Professional and an experienced leader with the enthusiasm and vision to support the Group as it continues to grow and develop. Alan has an established career within finance and has worked for the Group for more than 16 years in which time he has supported a number of acquisitions and several business integrations. He leads the Group Finance team, made up of now 90 heads and holds BS (Hons), ACMA and CGMA.

Name: Alan Connor

Title: Group FD

Likes: Numbers

Dislikes: Traffic

Ideal job: Pro Tennis Player

Favourite book: Bounce: How Champions Are Made

Favourite film: Goodfellas

Daniel Liebert, Group IT Director

Daniel is a successful IT professional with over 25 years experience specialising in application development. He has been instrumental in developing new applications and innovative IT solutions across the business since joining in 2002,to drive efficient management information delivery and make significant improvements to our operation, keeping us at the forefront of the industry. Daniel has a proven track record of leading and motivating his team and is passionate about pushing the boundaries to achieve results.

Likes: Travel
Dislikes: Queuing
Interests/Hobbies: Football and Gardening
Favourite Book: Catch 22
Favourite Film: Shawshank Redemption
Favourite Food: Shwarma (and chips)
Favourite Drink: first coffee in the morning
One thing you couldn’t live without: My wife