Paul has over 30 years’ experience in technology, e-commerce business services, procurement, sales and marketing. Paul joined Icon Connect in 2002 and is responsible for Sales and Marketing and Finance and is the co-Owner.
Prior to Icon Connect, Paul founded Adicia, an outsourced accounting services firm. Prior to Adicia, Paul was Director of Sales and Business Services for Basaar, a provider of Oracle e-procurement as an out-sourced service. Prior to Basaar, Paul was the General Manager EMEA at MRO Software. Prior to MRO, Paul was the VP of Europe of Elcom.com, where he was responsible for selling, marketing and deploying electronic commerce systems for companies around the world.
Paul has had successful careers across multiple functions including purchasing, sales and marketing and product management for companies including LANTEC Information Services (formerly Businessland), NeXT Computer, NetFrame, Acorn Computer and Rank Xerox. Paul has gained formal qualifications in Business Studies and from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. He is retained by a number of leading organisations in the e-commerce, supply chain and procurement fields as well as being a founder of the e-procurement best practice network and an advisor to the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply on e-commerce.
Abbas Dhanani - Trustee
Abb is an IT consultant who helps businesses grow and scale their IT and development processes.
He has over 15 years’ experience across a number of sectors starting with Ernst & Young and moving on to TfL, London Stock Exchange, Springer Healthcare, Royal Mail, Worldpay, Financial Conduct Authority and he is now trying his luck in the gambling industry creating new processes and software for Ladbrokes and Coral.
Abb is the only trustee who is also a fully operational member of the Serve On IRT (International Response team), Having been a qualified member since 2012 he has been on two major international deployments and has helped run overseas training courses.
Alex Cooper - Trustee
Alex served for 23 years in the regular Army in a variety of leadership and management roles, including operational service in the Balkans, Northern Ireland, Iraq & Afghanistan. During his Army service he earned a MA in Military Studies, with his dissertation exploring the Military Covenant.
On leaving the Army, Alex worked for the Prime Minister's Special Representative for Veterans' Transition, Lord Ashcroft, as the lead researcher and co-author of the Veterans’ Transition Review, a Government-sponsored report about the provision of transition and post-service support for military personnel and families.
He became aware of Serve On while researching volunteer organisations and has been a keen supporter and advocate of Serve On ever since.
He has also worked as a consultant, providing subject matter expertise to a variety of clients in the resettlement/transition and emergency planning, security and resilience sectors and managed a significant resilience contract in the UK nuclear industry.
Alex is now the Director of a research centre at Anglia Ruskin University, carrying out key research into military veterans and their families.
Nick served in the Royal Air Force for 13 years as a Tornado F3 navigator and Qualified Weapons Instructor, including operational service in the UK, Iraq and Afghanistan. On realising that the future for navigators was somewhat limited with the introduction of UAVs and the procurement of single seat replacements for Tornado, Nick left the RAF and joined Accenture as a management consultant.
Nick is now a Partner with Q5, a specialist organisation design and strategy consultancy based in Westminster, London. He is looking forward to bringing his combined skillset from his time in the RAF and as a consultant to bear in supporting the operations and growth of ServeOn.
Peter Old - Trustee
Peter provides specialist emergency preparedness resilience and response to the local health economies of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin and delivers emergency planning support to Shropshire Community Health Trust.
Peter was also the strategic lead for NHS Trusts providing guidance support. Provision of quality and compliance assurance to the Department of Health. Writing and delivering plans and exercises. Providing 24/7 incident management support. Providing single point of access to health service by partner agencies.
With years of operational experience with the International Response Team, he is an invaluable source of advise and guidance for Serve On.