Our company, key personnel and associates

Our Company

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.

Executive Team

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Key Delivery Team Members

Working alongside the executive team, our key team members are all delivery focussed professionals with many years’ experience in their specialist fields, adding greatly to the service our company delivers to our clients. A number of our key delivery team members are included below.

Chris Shearman

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.

Nick Grahame

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.

Stephen Cowx

Technical architect with considerable development and integration experience, currently leading on the delivery of new development environment to support cloud-based biometric solution delivery.

Jack Thomson

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.

Andrew Dobson

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.

Keith Dolan

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.

Dominic Heritage

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.

Ian Brown

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.

Rob McBlain

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.

Wasim Haque

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.

Sam Morgan

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.

James Wilmshurst

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.

Ted Dunstone

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.

Nigel Jones

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:

Partners - International

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…

  • The Immigration Enforcement Logo
  • Emergency Services Network
  • dvla
  • her majesty-treasury
  • NHS England/ nhs.net
  • The European Union Logo
  • Cabinet Office Logo
  • Government Digital Services Logo
  • The United Kingdom Trade & Investment Logo
  • Ministry of Justice Logo
  • Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • National Offender Management Service
  • UK Policing
  • UK Space Agency
  • Frontext
  • Foreign Commonwealth Office
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Government of Jersey