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About 2017-07-16T02:39:58+00:00
We take pride in ensuring that the knowledge and skills we share with you are state-of-the-art

Our size and the nature of our consultancy style offers a progressive approach to problem solving and project management, that larger agencies may struggle to offer. Our values are based on being a trusted advisor, driving the success of our clients. Our agile approach to project management ensures we are flexible, responsive and perfectly placed to serve a gap in your in-house knowledge and resources. This facilitates a more personal service, closer relationships and fast response to any issues or changes along the way.

Our structure allows individuals to grow, develop, learn and lead; creating a company culture that motivates the team and maintains a productive and enjoyable environment to work in. Our clients recognise how this, alongside the authentic blend of specialist skills and innovation, is what makes decisionLab different. Not only do our people have unique knowledge of trends and pioneering research in both our focus sectors, and the techniques we use, but they bring a diverse creativity to the table. Among them are former teachers, scientists, parents, aircraft geeks, photographers, biking fanatics, linguists, travellers, athletes and movie buffs.

A great group of people trying to help solve interesting problems that actually makes a difference.

OUR TEAM

Dave Buxton

David Buxton
Co-Founder & MD

David co-founded decisionLab with Liz in 2011 and is now MD. Although the decision sciences landscape has evolved rapidly over this time, his mission remains the same: to help our clients grow their business through more effective decision making.

Prior to founding decisionLab, David was involved in Simulation Model Development, including researching innovative applications of Agent Based Modelling to practical applications. He’s also worked closely with The AnyLogic Company to advise and support the evolution of their leading technology. And he still retains his passion for Simulation as a decision support approach!

Outside of work David is keen on his sports – currently loving road biking, mountain biking and running. Although he also likes to think he can play a bit of golf, tennis and squash. Unfortunately he’s recently found out he’s rubbish at surfing – something he finds quite upsetting! Dave drives a T5 camper which is definitely close to his heart!

Liz Archibald

Liz Archibald
Co-Founder & Sales Director

Liz Archibald is a founder director of decisionLab with a few decades of experience in building decision tools for clients in U.K. Utilities. She enjoys learning about real life challenges and figuring out how modelling could help in a practical way.

A recent move to a small country village has led to Liz’s lifelong piano-playing skills being given new life in the form of the keyboard player in a rock band now playing a regular pub night.
Amrith Surendra

Amrith Surendra Senior
Consultant

Amrith is a senior consultant, with a PhD in Aerospace. His focus and passion is in combining Data Science, Simulation, and Optimisation in order to harness business intelligence. This has allowed him to manage projects within the energy and Aerospace & Defence sectors.

This enables him to deliver technical Data Science/ Simulation solutions to customers.

Amrith is also very passionate about travelling, and playing sports in general.

Angela Russell

Angela Russell
HR & Office Manager

As well as being the Office Manager Angela leads the HR function and is responsible for the planning and implementation of HR policies, programs and practices.

When not at work Angela would like to enjoy endless hot summer days accompanied by Pimms – sadly, this is not reality
Chris Smith-Clarke

Chris Smith-Clarke
Data Scientist

Chris takes our Data Science projects from inception to production and helps ensure our predictive models are the best they can be. Chris is equally at home extracting value from data or serving that value up with a web app.

gordon squire

Gordon Squire
Senior Consultant

Gordon is an experienced Data Scientist. His experience includes machine learning applied to Asset Fault Forecasting, Asset Investment Optimisation, and Simulation for operational improvement.

Gordon is a keen cyclist, traveller and aspiring mountaineer.
Ian Griffiths

Ian Griffiths
Senior Consultant

Ian is Chief Strategist at decisionLab. As well as heading up the Asset Management Business Unit and the Aerospace, Defence and Security Business Unit, he is focusing on ways of helping the business develop, and getting stuck into technical work when time allows.

Ian likes cooking fiendishly complex recipes for 5 hours and devouring the results in 5 minutes, and he has just started training for a marathon.
James Adamson

James Adamson
Consultant

James is the newest member of staff at decisionLab. He originally came from an Aerospace background before doing an MSc in Operational Research, where he became particularly interested in Simulation and Optimisation. He is now starting Optimisation work in the Water Business Unit.

James likes to ski and cycle and attempts to play tennis.
Lawrence Cook

Lawrence Cook
OR Modeller

Lawrence works across projects in the Water Business Unit, from Optimisation to Asset Management.

Lawrence enjoys playing snooker and is a keen guitarist.
Mark Escandell

Mark Escandell
Consultant

Marc is passionate Modeller in the Simulation Team with a wide experience in industrial scheduling.

He finds it hard to concentrate at work when the wind is striking the window since windsurfing is the passion of his life.
Michael Chee

Michael Chee
Consultant

Michael is a member of the Optimisation Team and has been working extensively on water supply planning problems.

While he really enjoys scratching his head over Optimisation formulations, during the weekends he also likes to play a few rounds of table tennis.
Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams
Finance Manager

Michelle is part of the Business Support Team. Her top priority is the smooth running of company finances. However, due to decisionLab’s flexible working policy, the majority of staff are scattered across the UK. So her second priority is the organisation of the team’s regular social events.

Michelle is passionate about running and cycling, and loves a tiny bit of competition, which influences her organisation of the decisionLab’s social events such as their annual British Sports Day and various friendly decisionLab contests.
Panagiotis Samartzis

Panagiotis Samartzis
Consultant

Panos employs Optimisation techniques to solve mainly Asset Management problems in the Utilities sector, while waiting for opportunities to get involved in Data Science projects as well.

He particularly enjoys the friendly yet professional atmosphere of decisionLab, and if he is not travelling or meeting out with friends in his spare time, surely he is reading a book or watching a movie.
Paul Mc Namara

Paul Mc Namara
Consultant

Paul is a consultant with extensive experience in the application large scale centralised and non-centralised Optimisation methods, with particular expertise in electrical power systems. Additionally he has extensive experience in Dynamic Systems Modelling, Control, and Estimation, and is passionate about the application of Systems Analysis techniques to complex problems.

In his spare time Paul enjoys food, travel, and is a vociferous reader and music enthusiast.
Stuart Rossiter

Stuart Rossiter
Senior Consultant

Stuart helps drive the decisionLab Simulation Team to produce robust, well-designed models which capture domain knowledge in clear and insightful ways. He is passionate about software design and development processes in general, and about bridging the business-technical divide.

Vitor Lemos

Vitor Lemos
OR Modeller

Vitor is our Simulation Modeller, who has experience in applying advanced modelling techniques to capture business process so that valuable intelligence can be ascertained.

Vitor is passionate about travelling and surfing.