IdentityE2E was founded by a team of experts with a passion for successful delivery in the areas of business transformation, 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 executive team...
Richard Garner - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Richard Garner has over three decades’ experience in IT and biometrics and has held executive level positions in company leadership since 2007. Richard is passionate about IdentityE2E, the opportunities that lie ahead, the relationships that exist and will develop in the future, and the continuity of a delivery focussed service to clients that reflects the values and ethos of the company.
Richard is recognised for his relational manner and ability to bring together technical and business understanding, to communicate across senior management, business users and technical teams, to ensure the development of appropriate designs and to assure delivery of the right solution. He is comfortably able to switch from strategic thinking to low level technical detail as the situation dictates.
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 lead IdentityE2E teams supporting initial requirements development, reference architectures, procurement, system development, end-to-end integration, testing, deployment and operations.
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 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. In 2004 he took a new role working 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, and as a lead technical consultant in the rollout of biometrics in UKvisas operations. In 2007, Richard founded his own specialist consultancy company and was pivotal in the implementation of the Home Office Immigration and Asylum Biometric System (the largest biometric identity system in the UK) as lead biometric consultant and technical advisor. In 2013 he co-founded IdentityE2E and was subsequently elected by the board of directors to serve as Chief Executive Officer. A particular client focus for Richard at present is managing the IdentityE2E team engaged to provide specialist architectural and biometric services to the Home Office Biometrics (HOB) programme.
Peter Wales - Chief Operating Officer (COO)
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 (Digital Prisons Programme), the Future Borders Programme, the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme, and a number of workstreams at the FCO, where Peter heads up an IdentityE2E team of 20 SMEs, who are providing a specialist business case and investment approvals, and Project delivery consultancy service. Since March 2016, this team have produced and secured investment approvals for over 30 business cases for Future Borders, Digital Prisons and the FCO. Many of which 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:
- Future Borders Programme Business Case, a £100m+ Programme approved by HM Treasury in December 2018
- Digital Prisons Programme Business Case, a £200m+ programme approved by the Minister Cabinet Office in Summer 2018
- 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 - Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
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.
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.
Technical architect with many years’ experience of successful delivery, including considerable time on biometric systems and now specialising in delivery of biometric integration of a new generation of biometric subsystems used by Home Office.
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.
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.
A Project and Finance management specialist with a proven track record in delivering projects across varied sectors, often in challenging environments, controlling Programme and Project finance and producing Business case submissions and financial modelling.
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.
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.
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.
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 business and project management consultant with over 25 years’ experience of the systems development lifecycle and deployment of IT-driven change programmes. Extensive professional and technical knowledge is complemented by an MBA in International Business, with successful change being delivered to major clients in Government, Extractive Industries, Utilities and Professional Services sectors, both domestically and internationally.
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…