Meet the team
Aingaran PillaiFounder and CEO Read More
Founder and CEO
Aingaran has helped public sector organisations improve their digital capabilities for over two decades. Since founding Zaizi in 2007, he’s collaborated with the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, and Department for Education amongst many others. He’s passionate about helping government organisations harness digital services and capabilities to make the UK the best place to live and work.
What does realising potential mean to me? “As a software engineer who has worked for the government and suppliers, I founded Zaizi to fulfil my own potential. Having built a great team that has delivered real impact, we want to realise their potential further by scaling the organisation. Ultimately, how can we have a significant positive impact on the UK through the great work we do and help realise the potential of our citizens? I believe passionate people with a purpose can!”
Andrew HawkinsChief Revenue Officer Read More
Chief Revenue Officer
For more than 15 years, Andrew’s been dedicated to supporting public sector organisations on their digital journeys. He’s collaborated with both central and local government and facilitated the development of exceptional services that improve people’s daily lives.
Realising Potential: “For me, realising potential is about helping create the environment in which people can understand their talents, explore their dreams and ambitions and lead full, healthy and positive lives.”
Tracey RobinsonChief People Officer Read More
Chief People Officer
Tracey attracts and retains talent at Zaizi. She’s been at the company since 2013, making her one of the longest-serving staff members. Her passion is promoting the company culture and making it an inclusive, modern and friendly workplace.
What does realising potential mean to me? “Establishing a great culture and close-knit community of people who work hard but also play hard. We’re keen to fill the technology skills gap by utilising our experts to hire and nurture graduates.”
Simon VeaseyChief Financial Officer Read More
Chief Financial Officer
Simon became the inaugural CFO of Zaizi in September 2022. He’s a qualified accountant with previous tech SME experience as CFO at Caplin Systems. Simon also served in various lead roles in finance for multinational organisations like Dealogic and NYSE.
Tracy WestallNon-Executive Director Read More
With over 30 years of experience in the digital and technology sector, Tracy is a non-executive director for several private and public sector organisations, including Department for Transport. She’s passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion and has been recognised by Computer Weekly’s most influential women in UK tech list for five consecutive years.
What does realising potential mean to me? “Realising potential together means opportunity for our team, our clients, our business, and the public — basically everyone. When we unlock our power, anything is possible.”
Anthony EnrightNon-Executive Director Read More
Antony is an entrepreneur, company director, and non-executive director with over 25 years of experience as a founder, coach, NED and chair working with SMEs. His expertise lies in helping organisations grow and scale by developing effective strategies and execution plans that prioritise people.
What does realising potential mean to me? “Our responsibility is to create a safe environment where everyone can face their fears and insecurities and reach their full potential. When we achieve this, we create something truly special. As Margaret Mead once said, a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. At Zaizi, we have the potential to do just that.”
Steven MacLellanHead of Product Read More
Head of Product
Steven’s experience covers the full product lifecycle; from strategy, through discovery, live and continuous improvement. He’s led teams of user researchers, designers, data scientists and engineers to define and solve problems for users and organisations in different sectors.
What does realising potential mean to me? “It means helping turn an organisation’s vision into tangible goals, getting a real understanding of what motivates users and working with teams to test ideas that create a positive impact.”
Derek HulleyHead of Engineering Read More
Head of Engineering
For more than two decades, Derek has been at the forefront of developing, designing, and assisting teams in creating exceptional software. With experience as a developer, solution architect, and product owner, he’s honed his skills and developed a passion for Agile software practices and ways of thinking.
What does realising potential mean to me? “A job becomes a life experience when the meaning behind the work is revealed. Realising potential involves helping team members recognise the value of their contributions and how they fit into the bigger picture.”
Clayton SmithClub Executive Read More
Clayton has a wealth of experience delivering user-centred products and services. Having worked closely with senior leaders and ministers, he’s gained a unique set of skills and insights from his previous central government roles.
What does realising potential mean to me? “I’m passionate about fostering a people-first culture that embraces diversity and inclusivity, enabling teams and clients to reach their full potential and deliver exceptional products and services.
Esther O’SullivanClub Executive Read More
With over 15 years of experience as a digital strategist, Esther is a highly skilled professional who has overseen multi-million-pound projects for the Legal Aid Agency. Her expertise was instrumental in transforming BMJ from a Waterfall to Agile methodology and she also established their first health tech startup investment arm.
Christine ThompsonOrganisational and Agile Coach Read More
Organisational and Agile Coach
Christine helps individuals, teams and organisations become the best versions of themselves. She builds people’s capabilities, coaches teams to success and guides organisations towards positive outcomes
What does realising potential mean to me? “I believe people are inherently creative and resourceful. For me, realising potential is about creating an environment where people can access the resources they need to become their best selves.”