Founder and Managing Director
Ray Pendleton FCIPD has been a Director of OD for more than 10 years and has delivered successful development, change and transformation programmes in all sectors, including Banking, Government and NHS. He works at Board level which includes coaching many Senior Executives as part of his method of delivering change through people, not for people.
He is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD and an honorary lecturer in Leadership & Change at Edge Hill University. He is also a qualified practitioner in the cutting edge field of using action logics to deliver Leadership in Ambiguity.
Sir Terry Leahy
Investor & Business Mentor
Investor & Business Mentor
Entrepreneur and Investor interested in software/digital and games start-ups. I have a background in technology (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer) and finance (CIMA). I am one of the founder partners and CEO of Livewire Capital, an innovative investment company providing “money and management” to early stage technology business’s. Livewire operate a business incubator and accelerator in Liverpool’s Baltic Creative Quarter.
While my experience has mainly been in companies with a b2b service offering our portfolio also includes entertainment focused companies; music publishing with Sentric Music and computer games with Lucid Games.
Head of IT & Infrastructure
With over 10 years experience in a variety of IT roles, Chris is responsible for driving the development of Thirsty Horses’ technology roadmap, platforms and architectures for the next era of digitisation and beyond. He is setting the foundation for Thirsty Horses' long-term goals by helping to align the technology strategy with the company's overall strategy and development priorities.
After leaving the Royal Air Force, Chris held a number of diverse positions, from web developer to network engineer, while studying part-time for his degree in Multimedia Systems. These positions provided a wealth of valuable experience and insight into the challenges faced both by businesses and their clients, which Chris draws upon to help ensure Thirsty Horses realise their vision for technology.
Paul is a Veteran Technology Entrepreneur, he has created, enabled and successfully sold, floated or merged a series of International Telecommunications, Technology Operations, Software and Consultancy practices and continues to invest in early stage technology business through his Private Equity fund Livewire Capital Partners.
He is a recognised International Business leader and expert on Customer Experience, Data Forensics, Frameworx, S2aaS® hosting and Media Content distribution and brings his technology expertise as a Non-executive director to the companies he participates in.