Meet Our Leadership Team

Learn more about Alcumus – our Vision, Mission and Values. Explore current vacancies in the UK and North America.

Alyn Franklin - Chief Executive Officer, Global

Alyn joined Alcumus in December 2015 as Chief Operating Officer and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in September 2017. He leads the management team, setting the strategy for the business and is committed to helping organizations create better workplaces to keep people safe, which he has set as a clear vision for the business.

He has extensive business leadership experience within the Risk Management and Professional Services sectors. Prior to joining Alcumus, he was Chief Financial Officer at Santia and held previous senior management roles at Connaught PLC, Wincanton, Coors Brewers and Arthur Andersen. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Corporate Treasurer.

Gemma Archibald – Chief Executive Officer, Alcumus Supply Chain Division

Gemma joined Alcumus in April 2016 as Head of Operations for SafeContractor. In 2016 she was appointed as a Director of SafeContractor and in 2018 became Managing Director of the Accreditation and Commercial Division. In 2020, Gemma was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for the Membership Division, responsible for managing the solutions that best meet the needs of small and medium size businesses.

To support Alcumus’ global ambitions, in 2022, she was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Alcumus’ Supply Chain Division globally. Gemma’s role is responsible for setting the transformation journey and growth strategy for Alcumus’ supply chain compliance and HR and Advisory solutions in the UK and North America.

Her previous experience includes senior commercial roles within National Britannia, Connaught Compliance and Santia Consulting and has also led large scale transformation projects for The Royal Mint.

Tim Jackson - Chief Financial Officer

Tim joined Alcumus in June 2019 as Chief Financial Officer after almost seven years at QA Ltd, where he held the positions of Finance Director and Commercial Director. Prior to this, he worked for Goldman Sachs and Grant Thornton, where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

He is responsible for the Finance, Legal and Compliance teams with overall responsibility for financial planning, reporting and analysis, as well as the management of financial and compliance risk.

Tim has a Degree in Classics from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Val Rees - Chief People Officer

Val joined Alcumus in August 2018 as Chief People Officer following an illustrious career at Marks and Spencer, where she held numerous senior HR positions and leadership roles, latterly as Global Head of Employee Relations, Employee Wellbeing and Performance.

She is responsible for the people agenda to support business growth, driving employee engagement and making sure Alcumus is a great place to work.

She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development and brings over 30 years’ Human Resources expertise and experience to the team.

Rhys David - Chief Technology Officer

Rhys joined Alcumus in June 2021 as Chief Technology Officer and has held executive roles with global businesses and has extensive experience of building high performance teams working with businesses in the UK and globally.

His previous roles include CEO at Credas, Chief Technology Officer at Sonovate and Chief Technology Officer at Prior to this, he worked in consultancy roles with global businesses to support on technical, architectural, delivery and commercial projects.

Kerry Edwards Alcumus

Kerry Edwards - Chief Transformation Officer

Kerry joins Alcumus from Capita, having worked as Customer Experience, Strategy & Product Director at the consulting firm for over four years. Kerry is well respected in the change and transformation field, with extensive experience of building high performance strategies, processes, and policies for global businesses.

Kerry will use her 25-year track record of streamlining operations and lead Alcumus in its ambitious growth journey. She will focus on accelerating the transformation of business operations and lead the execution of the ambitious strategic plans for Alcumus’ growth globally.