Our Advisory Team

We have great support from a set of highly experienced commercial advisors and our Game-Based Assessments are audited by some of the best minds in psychometrics.

Our Advisory Team

We are fortunate to be supported by a set of highly experienced advisors. Additionally, our game-based assessments are audited by some of the brightest minds in psychometrics.

Our In-House Team

Academic Advisors

Iain Coyne

Iain is a senior lecturer in Organisational Psychology at Loughborough University. He was previously a council member of the International Test Commission and senior editor for the British Psychological Society Test Reviews. Iain is an expert in developing and validating assessment methods with experience across cultures and modes of presentation.

Adrian Furnham

Adrian is the founder and director of the Applied Behavioural Research Associates (ABRA) and a Professor of Psychology at University College London (UCL). He has authored over 1000 papers and 80 books and sits on the editorial board of a number of international journals.

Commercial Advisors

Aaron Alburey

Founder of LACE Partners 

Aaron is the Founder of LACE Partners, a behavioural change and technology adoption consultancy. He is a former HR advisory partner for both Accenture and Deloitte and has over 20 years experience in HR.  Additionally, Aaron is a well respected thought leader and thought-after speaker within the industry, frequently sharing his expertise in technology adoption, behavioural change and HR transformation. He is a fellow of the CIPD and a Guild of HR Professionals member.

Simon Black

Managing Director of 1805

1805 was conceived to assist transformational businesses. Inspiring leadership and challenging search industry norms are at the core of the business; the company supports its partners with executive search, talent / market knowledge and leadership consulting. Simon has 16 years of executive search experience and holds an MBA, specialising in finance and strategy.

Dan Dackcombe

Sales Director (Search and Staffing), LinkedIn

Dan’s work at LinkedIn focuses on strategic growth and strategy for the global search and staffing team. He works alongside senior and regional teams to ensure strategic business goals are met and that operational infrastructure is sound. Additionally, Dan has vast experience in sales management and leadership, particularly across B2B industries. 

Penny de Valk

Growth Advisor

A global business leader, Penny has worked in the development space for over 20 years, building high-performing teams and successful businesses. As an experienced Chief Executive, she is both a thought leader and commercial leader in the professional services and consultancy space bringing her expertise to the not for profit and private sectors alike.

Philip Green

Director and advisor to multiple organisations

Philip is an experienced Chief Financial Officer who has successfully scaled a range of companies, across industries. Over the past 20 years, Philip has worked for various retail, FMCG and tech companies. He spent 8 years at Amazon, leading their European operations, where he achieved outstanding growth, before joining Deliveroo as CFO in 2016.