The Kineo team includes over 160 people in our Brighton, London and Sheffield offices.
Here's the team that manages our UK business:
Sarah Austin – Learning Platforms Director
Sarah is Head of our Learning Platforms Division and is responsible for managing all aspects of the development and delivery of our LMS and learning portal projects. She joined us in 2010 to grow our fledging team into the strong commercial proposition that it is today.
After graduating with a Business degree, Sarah kicked off her career in the academic world as a researcher focussing on technology and innovation based research and completed an MPhil. Deciding it was time for a career change, she completed a second Masters in information systems as passport to the glamorous world of elearning and web development.
She has subsequently built up over 16 years commercial experience in the design and project management of elearning, LMS's, websites and other web applications. Sarah joined us from Virgin Atlantic where she spent several years as a Solution Delivery Manager, responsible for the delivery of a portfolio of IT projects.
"I see the essence of my job as striving to improve what we do, looking at new ways of doing things and keeping pace with changes in the industry. My job is made easier by the great team we have and team work is at the heart of everything we do."
Virginia Barder – Learning Content Director
Virginia heads up the Learning Content Division, responsible for the creation of elearning and other online and blended learning content. She has a proven track record for assuring quality and efficiency of production processes, and delivering to KPIs including financial performance and customer satisfaction. An experienced consultant with a track record of establishing and supporting new lines of business, she brings a wealth of skill and experience.
Virginia is a well–known and highly experienced figure in the UK elearning industry with over 25 years of experience in the e–learning sector in the UK, working as a consultant, project manager, and learning designer in different sectors and technologies. Virginia has also programme–managed large transformation programmes for clients such as Bupa and Lloyds Banking Group. She's had positions at Epic, Video Arts, and Brightwave, where she was Director of Operations.
"What really matters is understanding our clients' real needs and providing a strategic and consultative service that meets those needs (with the minimum of fuss and bother) – our job is to make things better. When we can work collaboratively, in partnership, we can achieve great things."
Stuart Chadwick – Solutions Director
Stuart is responsible for the UK Solutions Team and is a senior consultant and key account manager for the likes of Nikon, Sony and Canon.
Stuart has spent the last 13 years designing, developing and delivering learning technology solutions. He was Kineo's first Solutions Consultant and now leads the UK solutions team, supporting Kineo and clients locally and globally.
Stuart was formerly a Lead Designer and Project Director at Epic, responsible for award winning elearning designs and a large portfolio of business. Prior to this he has lectured in Computer–Aided Product Design and been a researcher in learning technologies at the universities of Wolverhampton and Brighton.
"Kineo has enabled me to combine my passions for design, learning and technology for the most exciting company in the learning technologies industry. From public to private sector, I feel privileged to work with the world's leading companies, who I help to develop learning solutions that really engage employees and enable the organisations to meet their L&D goals."
Tim Jameson – Hosting and Support Director
Tim heads up the Kineo Hosting & Support division, providing vital services to some of the world's best known brands and organisations. Demand is strong, necessitating ambitious growth plans, in which Tim's main remit is provision of a confident strategic lead.
Tim began his career working in Product Design, before moving into commercial photography and sound engineering. In 2004 he founded his own New Media business and dedicated the ensuing years to front–end systems design/development, usability/accessibility, systems administration and training. Tim joined Kineo to found the Hosting & Support division in 2010.
"My main motivation comes from the recruitment, training and leadership of hardworking, effective teams, made up of smart, personable, happy people, with a collective ambition to be the best they can be. A close second is the considered integration of advancements in technology, and the building of strong supplier/partner relationships, collectively enabling Kineo to afford its clients the best possible return on investment."