IdentityE2E was founded by a team of experts with a passion for successful delivery in the areas of business change, large-scale biometric / identity management solutions and systems and testing and integration. Our vision is to be able to use our knowledge extensive experience to provide a unique “end to end” service to our clients.
Below are brief profiles that give a flavour of the breadth of expertise within the IdentityE2E management team...
Richard Garner -- Executive Director
With a track record of successful delivery in large-scale biometric system implementations across three decades, Richard Garner’s unique level of practical, real world experience sets him apart and means that he is highly sought after as a biometric specialist, using his in depth experience to support initial requirements development, procurement, system development, end-to-end integration, testing, deployment and operations. Richard is recognised for his ability to bring together technical and business understanding, to communicate across management, business users and technical teams, to ensure the development of appropriate requirements and to assure delivery of the right solution.
Coming from an IT background in the late eighties, Richard went on to become a Scotland Yard fingerprint expert, subsequently gaining significant involvement in the design, development and operation of new fingerprint technology at the Metropolitan Police and then nationally. He joined the private sector in 1999 to take up a lead role in the development and implementation of NAFIS, the first national fingerprint searching solution in the UK. After successful deployment of NAFIS, Richard went on to lead in implementation of the police livescan service before becoming Biometric Development Manager, Europe, for the Northrop Grumman Corporation. Since 2004 he has worked as a specialist biometric consultant in a range of senior roles, including in the delivery of the first ever facial recognition system deployed at HM Passport Office, as a lead technical consultant in the rollout of biometrics in UKvisas operations and in the implementation of the Home Office Immigration and Asylum Biometric System (the largest biometric system in the UK) as lead biometric consultant and technical advisor. A particular focus for Richard at present is managing the IdentityE2E team engaged to provide specialist architectural and biometric support to the Home Office Biometrics programme.
Peter Wales -- Executive Director
Peter is a fully qualified APM Group PRINCE2 and MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) Practitioner. Since June 2007 Peter has been working as a special adviser and consultant across a number of public sectors organisations. He is currently supporting the Ministry of Justice (MOJ Technology Programme) and the NOMS, Digital and Change Portfolio, where Peter heads up an IdentityE2E team of 12 SMEs, who are providing a specialist business case and investment approvals consultancy service. Since March 2016, this team have produced and secured investment approvals for over 25 business cases for NOMS and MoJ. A number of which also required GDS Board, HMT, and Minister for Cabinet Office approvals and endorsement.
Peter has over 25 years PPM experience, and over the past few years he and his specialist team have also developed the following major investment cases:
- Health and Social Care Network Programme Business Case, a £1 billion pound Programme which was approved by the Minister Cabinet Office in March 2015
- Prison Service ICT provision and contract extension FBC worth circa £240 million approved in 2012
- National Offender Management Infrastructure Full Business Case worth £300 million which was approved in November 2010 following a Major Programme Spending Review
- National Biometric Identity Service (NBIS), a £500 million National Identity Scheme Programme Full Business Case which was approved by the Home Office Group Investment Board (GIB) in April 2009
- Biographic Identity Programme (BI), another £100 million National Identity Scheme Full Business Case which was presented to the GIB in July 2009.
Peter spent 16 years at HM Treasury. He possesses a detailed knowledge of the Green Book accounting rules, and policies covering depreciation, capital asset treatment, inflation, and VAT. He also has practical experience of using the Mote McDonald tool to calculate optimism bias and contingency.
Mathew Costick -- Executive Director
Mathew is a Chartered Engineer with over 20 years experience in technical delivery of enterprise level IT systems in both the private and public sector, most recently heading the test teams for the UK Border Force and Home Office Visa and Immigration systems and held test accountability for the highly successful introduction of the UK Immigration and Asylum Biometric System (IABS) and the UK eGates implementations at all UK ports.
Mathew spent his early career in aviation working on the implementation of safety critical systems for the Swanwick Air Traffic Control Centre and providing consultancy services for NATS international clients. He went on to head the test and implementation teams for the Passport Service (HMPO), Ministry of Justice, UK Border Force and Home Office Visa and Immigration systems including the UK Immigration and Asylum Biometric System (IABS) and UK eGates. Mathew is recognised as operating at the top of his profession holding Portfolio, Programme and Head of Test roles in major private and public sector organisations and holds a 1st Class Honours Degree in Communications Engineering.
Gerry Gardner -- Non-Executive Director
After gaining an engineering degree at Imperial College, Gerry spent 24 years in mainstream IT, including 17 years with a major computer company including both operational and management positions before moving into, what was then, the embryonic and more specialised Biometrics business.
Initially Gerry gained experience of Automated Fingerprint Recognition Systems (AFIS) and associated technologies as European Director of one of the major Automated Fingerprint Recognition Systems (AFIS) suppliers. Gerry then widened his experience of Biometrics with another company before becoming a Consultant in biometric and related systems in 1998. He was also chairman of a national biometric industry forum. During his time with Biometric System suppliers he worked with police and immigration authorities in the UK and across Europe including: The Metropolitan Police Service, West Midlands Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Kent County Constabulary, the City of London Police, the Irish ministry of Justice, the Belgian Ministry of Interior, the Hungarian and Jordanian Police, the Nordic Countries Police and Immigration authorities. As a consultant has used his experience in the analysis of a clients' business requirements from which a system requirement could be developed. He then supported the client in the procurement, installation and commissioning of the system. He has worked across Europe, assisting the development and installation of the Eurodac system (the Europe wide immigration system), was principal biometric consultant on the UK Immigration and Asylum Fingerprint System (IAFS) and introduced the first biometrically enabled ID card for asylum seekers. Other major involvements have been with border control systems using face and iris recognition and more latterly involvement in the specification, procurement and development of the IAFS replacement system.
Gerry is uniquely positioned to support IdentityE2E Ltd: with solid technical, business and management experience he brings both a range and depth of knowledge to successfully support both our own business and, more importantly, our clients...
Solution and application architect with significant experience, including many years working in large scale biometric systems. Now specialising in transformation of older systems into new cloud-based solutions.
Technical architect with many years’ experience of successful delivery, including considerable time on biometric systems and now specialising in delivery of new cloud-based biometric message gateways.
Technical architect with considerable development and integration experience, currently leading on the delivery of new development environment to support cloud-based biometric solution delivery.
Solution and integration architect with vast experience, including development and integration, large scale biometric systems, cloud-based enterprise service bus solutions, dynamic agile environments and expertise in Java technology.
Business case specialist with extensive knowledge of HM Treasury Green Book, the five case model. A fully qualified Accountant & Project Manager with a Business Degree and an MBA. Author of many high profile Business Cases within MoJ and Criminal Justice sector. With established contacts at HM Treasury, CCS and GDS, and a comprehensive understanding of their approvals processes.
An International Programme Manager/Director with more than 25 years’ experience delivering critical programmes of up to £700M. Has managed the end-to-end delivery of highly complex programmes (hardware and software) across sectors including aviation, rail and defence, private and government.
Fully qualified accountant and financial analyst, with over 30 years’ experience within the public sector. Specialises in supporting major IT Programmes to develop Business Cases and secure Investment approvals. Detailed knowledge of the Justice, Police and Health sectors.
An experienced and highly accomplished Systems Administrator with many years proven track record and solid IT industry experience focusing on UNIX and Linux. Providing support services in challenging and dynamic dev platform environments.
Business case and finance/economic modelling specialist, with over 20 years experience gained within the public and private sectors. Extensive knowledge of HM Treasury Green Book and the investment approvals processes, author of many high profile business cases across a wide range of complex business, ICT and digital projects.
Fully qualified accountant with over 10 years experience within the public sector with broad knowledge of Justice, Police and Transport for London. Has demonstrated track record in finance analysis, business case development, change and project management. Extensive experience in supporting IT contracts and projects.
Utilising many years’ experience in technology support, graphical and web design and general project administration in order to provide specialist support to our project teams and clients across our portfolio of services.
Certified Master IT Architect with over 20 years global experience in analysis, design, and delivery of distributed enterprise IT solutions, especially focusing on Cloud IaaS, PaaS DevOPS, Security, and Infrastructure Architecture.
Infrastructure and Security Architect with over 20 years broad ranging experience, proven track record in both large corporate and Central Government IT environments, taking a pragmatic approach and focussing on cost effective delivery and meeting clients requirements.
Test Architect / Manager with over 20 years professional IT experience in delivery of large scale projects in Government Financial, and Telecommunications sectors. Specialist in all test activities and experienced in delivery using Agile processes.
Founder of Biometix in Australia, one of our international partners. Ted has had an association with IdentityE2E for many years and is one of the main thought leaders globally in the field of biometric performance evaluation, with a great deal of experience and research in this field, enabling the provision of quantitative and statistically accurate analysis of biometric solutions.
A test professional with many years working across a variety of key programmes in both test and requirements management roles. Experienced in the management and transition of complex, high-value projects. Knowledge of Health, Police, Immigration, Rail, Traffic Control and Energy sectors.
Partners - UK
IdentityE2E has a number of UK partners / company associations that enable us to further strengthen the service we offer to clients. These include:
Current and Previous Clients
IdentityE2E has an impressive range of clients that value and rely on the specialist SME service that we provide. A list of some of our current and previous clients is shown below…