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Key People

Allan Sharp – CEO

Allan has an established track record delivering investor returns, with emphasis on start-ups and SMEs.

Experienced at FD level in several industries, including advertising, shipping, telecoms. IT and construction. 

A strong motivator and leader, he has a can-do attitude and believes by developing a team approach, businesses grow faster and more efficiently.

He is passionate about QGO and the improvements it can deliver to drivers, customers and the environment.

Away from business he is a keen (if not accomplished) musician, and enjoys walking and sport.

 

Paul Sansom – Board Advisor and Strategist 

Paul brings a wealth of experience to QGO.

As an International CEO/ CFO, Paul has an exemplary track record of delivering increased shareholder value for Private Equity, large cap US listed companies and family businesses across multiple sectors and regions.

His experience in the automotive industry, including CEO experience with large vehicle fleets is invaluable to QGO.

Paul advises on growth strategy, and operational development and structure.

Away from business, Paul enjoys all sport and is an avid golfer, with an undeclared handicap!

 

Dr Mike Galvin – Board Advisor

Mike is recognised as one of the most experienced senior business leaders in the taxi/private/mobility industry.

A strong commercial background that contributed to Computer Cab (ComCab) growing from the smallest to the largest taxi company in Europe and market leader in three UK cities. Innovation and operational excellence enabled Group CEO Mike to post the largest sales turnover and profits of any taxi company anywhere in the country.

Significant international experience was gained whilst European Operations Director for Cabcharge. Mike was responsible for the network operating across 17 European countries and integrating with Cabcharge In North America, South East Asia and Australia.

At Transport for London in Strategy and Planning and Operations he carried out extensive research and delivered a number of high profile service improvements that involved either complex stakeholder groups or the need for innovative, ground breaking operational solutions.

At Addison Lee Mike integrated multiple acquisitions, managed the ambulance division, set up and established operations in New York City, and in the UK, developed the national and international affiliate network, implemented Salesforce and other technical and operational innovations. He developed the regulatory and industry affairs function into a valuable competitive advantage.

Mike was a Main Board Director and Scottish Regional Chairman of Go-Skills the Sector Skills Council.

A participant in Parliamentary and Local Government evidence sessions, a regular panel member and speaker with significant media experience.

A demonstrated history of helping businesses grow significantly and managing large scale, multi -site, national and international 24/7 environments and delivering innovation and efficiency.

A strong academic background with an MBA and a Doctorate in Business Administration. Mike is also an accomplished German speaker.

Mike was appointed a Magistrate and sat on the Adult, Youth and Family panels for thirteen years. He was also a Royal Warrant Holder. 

 

Peter Chisnall  – Board Advisor – Environment

Among his many qualifications, Peter is a Chartered Environmentalist and a Chartered Safety and Health Engineer. Peter also holds a BSc (Hons) Environmental Monitoring, Control & Public Health and a BA (OU) in Technology.

Peter advises the QGO Management Team on environmental issues and uses his local authority experience to assist in dealings with councils, particularly on environmental issues.

Peter has a wide range of interests away from work, including music, and can often be seen watching Essex Cricket club, or during the football season, Colchester United.

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