AXELOS Spokespeople

Mark Basham – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mark BashamMark is a UK and international growth and turnaround specialist. Most recently Mark was Managing Director at BSI EMEA, with responsibility for all aspects of the business including management systems certification, product certification, specialist software products, professional services and consulting.

As EMEA head, Mark led BSI through a period of rapid growth and strategic transformation, and also spearheaded BSI's Information Resilience initiative. Prior to his EMEA role, Mark was Managing Director for BSI's Asia Pacific region.

Mark's earlier career was primarily in the IT sector where he held a number of positions including business development, general management and executive positions at Xerox, Dell, Fujitsu, Siemens and Invensys APV.

Margo Leach – Chief Product Officer (CPO)

Margo LeachMargo joined AXELOS in 2016, bringing a diverse experience in leading new product delivery, product management and digital and business transformation. Having previously worked at global organizations such as CEB Global, CABI and Reed Elsevier, Margo brings a global knowledge and diverse range of industry knowledge to AXELOS.

Margo has been instrumental in the development and management of AXELOS’ PPM and ITSM products since joining the company. Leading the entire Product function, recent successes include the release of PRINCE2® 2017, the ongoing evolution of the ITIL® 4 program, and the further development of our global markets in Australia with key partners and the opening up of our ‘Friends of PRINCE2’ opportunity in Canada.

Roman Jouravlev – ITSM Portfolio Development Manager

Roman JouravlevRoman Jouravlev is a ITSM Portfolio Development Manager, responsible for ITIL continual development. He joined AXELOS in 2016 after working for more than 15 years in ITSM, mostly in Russia, as a trainer, consultant, quality manager and service desk manager.

Roman has authored and translated several books and many articles on IT management. An ITIL v2 Service Manager and ITIL Expert, he has delivered nearly every ITIL certification training available since 2002.

Nick Wilding – General Manager of Cyber Resilience

Nick WildingNick is General Manager of Cyber Resilience at AXELOS. His team is responsible for RESILIA – a cyber resilience best practice portfolio that includes certified training, all staff awareness learning, leadership engagement and a cyber maturity assessment tool.

Nick has spent the last 25 years in senior business development, strategy and marketing roles. Before joining AXELOS in March 2014, he spent 11 years at Detica (now BAE Systems Applied Intelligence) where he helped set up their Cyber Security business and led their Cyber Security market engagement, marketing and thought leadership.

John Edmonds – PPM Portfolio Development Manager

John EdmondsJohn Edmonds is the PPM Portfolio Development Manager at AXELOS global best practice. The portfolio includes PRINCE2®, PRINCE® Agile, MSP®, M_o_R®, MoP®, P3O® and P3M3®. He is responsible for the oversight of the entire PPM portfolio, ensuring it is constantly developing to meet end user needs and market demand, and that it continues to remain the market-leader in the world of programmes and projects.

John has extensive and varied experience in management, particularly change, programme and project management. This has included roles in education, learning and development and training, as well as providing a range of positive solutions to people and business development issues.

Allan Thomson - Product Ambassador, PPM

Allan ThomsonAllan Thomson is a PRINCE2-qualified Project Manager with over 25 years of experience in project, programme management and PMO. Allan is particularly adept at the implementation of PRINCE2 into organizations, Microsoft Dynamics solutions, risk management, business implementation, new product development, business improvement, software implementation and change management.

Allan joined AXELOS in May 2014 and with his expertise supported the PRINCE2 update in 2017. As the global PPM Product Ambassador he is responsible for representing AXELOS' PPM product suite at conferences and events.


Akshay Anand – Product Ambassador, ITSM

Akshay AnandAkshay joined AXELOS in September 2016 with nearly 20 years' global experience in designing and implementing ITSM and managing IT Services. He has implemented challenging IT Service Management projects and transformations in diverse industries such as pharmaceuticals, publishing, insurance and financial services.

At AXELOS, he acts as the Lead Architect for the ITIL Update Programme. He also manages the development and publication of guidance around DevOps and IT Service Management. Akshay regularly represents AXELOS at industry conferences and events, speaking about the role of Service Management, ITIL and other best practices.