Meet The Cantium Business Solutions Team Who Help Us Grow

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Meet the Team

The Cantium Team

Executive Committee

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Mark Cobb

Chief Executive Officer
Clare Farrow

Clare Farrow

Business Manager
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James Young

Chief Technical Officer
Jamie Parish

Jamie Parish

Financial Controller
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Mark Gosden

Chief Information Security Officer
Nick Hunter

Nick Hunter

Head of Strategy

Leadership Team

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Brett Smith

Account Director
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Nancy Seaton

Head of Application Support and Development
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Graham Cutting

Public Sector Lead
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Peter Meddemen

Commercial Technology Lead

Joe Andrews

Head of Service Management
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Peter Thistleton

Commercial Operations Lead
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Mark Hodges

Education Sector Lead
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Simon Austin

Account Director
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Stephanie Divers

Account Director
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Steve Whiting

Client Director, Health and Care
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Ursula Wouldham

Head of ICT

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Mark Cobb

Chief Executive Officer

Mark has a wealth of experience in private and public sectors, including local government, health, education, manufacturing and retail. With a valuable combination of leadership, commercial and technology experience, he has a proven track record of delivering exceptional customer service and consistently surpassing targets. Mark excels as a dynamic leader and coach in creating the right environments and culture for partners, teams and individuals to succeed.

Clare Farrow

Business Manager

Clare started her career in the private sector, working for almost 15 years in the commercial and corporate banking sector. Many of those years were spent in a relationship management role, assessing lending propositions with particular emphasis on debt management, including implementing and monitoring work out agreements and lending risk assessments. Clare also has experience in contact centre management in a commercial banking environment. Latterly, Clare has been employed at Kent County Council (KCC) and Cantium for 16 years, working in various roles across different directorates.

James Young

Chief Technology Officer

James has experience of delivering architecture, design and outsourcing services across a wide range of sectors including public and private sector clients at C-Level for FTSE 100 firms. Throughout his career he has end to end experience of procuring and delivering enterprise ICT services from all sides of the equation, as a customer, as an advisory consultant and as a service provider delivering complex technology services and transformation.

James will be responsible for Cantium’s technology strategy, driving innovation through R&D and leveraging emerging technologies to bring the newest innovations to clients. Leading the CTO Services team, James will ensure that the technology we use is aligned to achieving business and growth plans by developing new products, optimising internal systems and working in partnership with client and operational teams to provide tailored solutions that deliver value for Cantium’s customers.

Jamie Parish

Financial Controller

Jamie has extensive financial experience, having worked in the private sector for 19 years, where he had responsibility for ensuring the operational efficiency, regulatory compliance and direct management of financial functions. With 12 years post qualified Chartered Accountant experience, Jamie has led finance teams that deliver commercial focus to improve processes, deliver efficiencies and meet business objectives through technical expertise and team leadership.

Nick Hunter

Head of Strategy

Nick is a driven professional with over 10 years’ experience delivering successful transformation within local and central government. Since joining as a graduate trainee in 2010, Nick has held several roles within Kent County Council (KCC) and Cantium. Nick is passionate about establishing Cantium as a thought leader and maximising value to our customers, and KCC as our shareholder. A creative, visual thinker, Nick brings his strong analytical skills to bear shape to strategy and drive performance and quality improvement. Nick is a trained ISO internal auditor and holds qualifications in leadership and management, and project management, as well as a first-class degree from the University of Oxford.

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HRSelect is Cantium’s new, integrated suite of HR Services previously offered under
Staff Care Services.

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Welcome to HR Select

Here you will find all of our HR services in one central place. HRSelect is designed to help your organisation drive its own HR strategy by easily allowing you to select the most suitable services to complement your approach.

Please rest assured that any HR services you currently buy from Cantium will continue to be delivered unaffected. If you have a log-in to our customer service portal, you can now access this from the button in the top right-hand corner of this website. On the log-in page, you will also find links to Cohort and HRSelect EmploymentCheck in the footer.

If you have queries about HR Select and would like to be in touch with a member of our team, please contact:

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HRSelect is Cantium’s new, integrated suite of HR Services previously offered under the EmploymentCheck.

HR Select logo
Welcome to HR Select

Here you will find all of our HR services in one central place. HRSelect is designed to help your organisation drive its own HR strategy by easily allowing you to select the most suitable services to complement your approach.

Please rest assured that any HR services you currently buy from Cantium will continue to be delivered unaffected. If you have a log-in to our customer service portal, you can now access this from the button in the top right-hand corner of this website. On the log-in page, you will also find links to Cohort and HRSelect EmploymentCheck in the footer.

If you have queries about HR Select and would like to be in touch with a member of our team, please contact:

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HRSelect is Cantium’s new, integrated suite of HR Services previously offered under Schools’ Personnel Service.
HR Select logo
Welcome to HR Select

Here you will find all of our HR services in one central place. HRSelect is designed to help your organisation drive its own HR strategy by easily allowing you to select the most suitable services to complement your approach.

Please rest assured that any HR services you currently buy from Cantium will continue to be delivered unaffected. If you have a log-in to our customer service portal, you can now access this from the button in the top right-hand corner of this website. On the log-in page, you will also find links to Cohort and HRSelect EmploymentCheck in the footer.

If you have queries about HR Select and would like to be in touch with a member of our team, please contact: