Simon Denny Supply Chain Open Education Academy Co-Director
Simon served in the British Army from 1976 – 1986. He then joined Tesco where he was part of the team that redesigned training for the distribution branch. He moved into Higher Education in 1992 and worked for the University of Northampton until 2018, latterly as Executive Dean. In 2010 Simon gained The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. Simon provides expert consultancy helping companies measure and enhance their social impact.
Liam FassamDirector of Learning & Development
Liam is a thought leader, researcher and implementer of collaborative logistics and supply chain solutions that embrace a systems and social value view, supported with knowledge from a Senior Management career spanning over 30 years. He currently works as the Associate Professor of Supply Chain Operations at the University of Northampton. He is also a Research Institute Director, strategically leading research into transportation, logistics, and supply chain developments and resilience. He is also engaged as the expert adviser to SeaFish (DEFRA) in the area of food supply chain. He advises the All-Party Sustainable Resource Group in Westminster about Supply Chain and Food Security (APSRG). He has supported the All-Party Parliamentary Freight transport group (APFT) and the Connected Places Catapult. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. He was appointed to the advisory board of the Local Government Authority logistics strategy group; and was a Non-Executive Director for SOCIETAL Value CIC. He has twice been awarded the title of ‘Global Social Media Influencer’ in the field of Supply Chain Management.
Damian PickardStrategic Director
Damian is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Corporate Treasurer and Higher Education Teacher with wide experience in banking and commerce. After a career in finance with leading financial institutions he moved to the University of Northampton to lecture in accountancy in 2010, before becoming Deputy Director of Finance of the University in 2013. He has been a director of Goodwill Solutions CIC since 2012 and a keen advocate of open education
Graham TomkinsCo-Founder and Group CEO of Goodwill Holdings CIC.
Graham is a successful entrepreneur with over thirty years experience in S.M.E. start-ups. He Co-Founded Goodwill Solutions CIC in 2008. The business was given the Royal seal of approval in April 2020 when it won the Queens Award for Enterprise for Promoting Opportunity. Graham firmly believes social enterprises can show us the future of what business can look like.