AXELOS Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures


Founded in 2013 as a joint venture between the Cabinet Office on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) and Capita plc.


Mark Basham


  • Richard Gray – Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Margo Leach – Chief Product Officer (CPO)
  • Matthew Hunt – Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Catherine Newman – Chief Customer Officer (CCO)

AXELOS in figures

  • 90% of the world’s leading organizations use our methodologies
  • Our Best Practice portfolio is used in 180 countries and available in 22 languages
  • Over 2 million professionals worldwide have taken the ITIL® exam
  • 5 million people are certified in our Best Practice methodologies
  • In 2017, 30 ITIL exams were taken in Antarctica
  • Since our creation in 2013 we have added three new products to our Best Practice portfolio
  • MSP®, the gold standard methodology for managing large-scale events, was used to deliver the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • My AXELOS, our online subscription service, currently has over 22,000 members
  • The AXELOS online community is made up of over 100,000 members.


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“To make individuals and organizations more effective by providing practical guidance, content and qualifications distilled from real-world experience and developing practices.”

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17 Rochester Row, London
United Kingdom