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, Chief Energiser

Likes: Delighting people
Dislikes: Office politics
Ideal job: Chief Energiser, Cordant Group
Favourite book: 'Reinventing Organizations' - Frederic Laloux
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: Coaching, Rugby and Estate Management
Favourite book: 'Staying in the Helicopter' - Roger Harrop
Favourite film: The Bridge


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.

Likes: Seeing people succeed
Dislikes: Negativity
Ideal job: Formula 1 driver...if not, I love the one I have!!
Favourite book: Maverick - Ricardo Semler
Favourite film: Dallas Buyers Club

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 a number of years, in which time he has supported over 14 acquisitions and several business integrations. He leads the Group Finance team, made up of over 90 heads and holds a BA (Hons), ACMA and CGMA.

Likes: Winning
Dislikes: Traffic
Ideal job: Pro Tennis Player
Favourite book: 'Bounce: How Champions are Made' - Matthew Syed

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 or film: Catch 22
Favourite food or drink: Shwarma (and chips) and first coffee in the morning​

Uri Ullmann, Commercial Director

With experience in finance and engineering, Uri heads our financial and business analytics team, leading on the identification and implementation of cost saving initiatives and value adding projects, as well as implementing improved business processes.

Uri, equipped with his strong people and leadership skills, works closely with a wide cross section of personnel throughout the business, responding rapidly to any challenges, ensuring lightning response.

He has secured savings of millions of pounds and created stronger process and compliance across the business.

Likes: Problem solving
Dislikes: Tardiness
Interests: The Arts, Skiing, Hiking
Favourite film: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Favourite book: “Fear no Evil” - Natan Sharansky

Craig Bell, Chief Technology Officer

With over 20 years IT leadership experience Craig is a passionate technology evangelist. Leading change and disrupting business through the use of technology is what he lives for, Building and operating cutting edge and sometimes bleeding edge platforms is his area of expertise. With an international background having lived and worked outside of The UK gives Craig the bigger picture view of the world.

Title: Chief Technology Officer
Likes: Technology, IoT & gadgets
Dislikes: Queuing
Ideal job: CTO (it's pretty amazing)
Favourite food or drink: Champagne
Favourite book or film: The Goonies