Atlantic People

Our people

Atlantic’s team are highly experienced consultants with long careers and experience across a range of sectors and functional areas. Additionally, we have a network of Subject Matter Specialists who can cover most specialty areas as required.

Our people

Atlantic's team are highly experienced consultants with long careers and experience across a range of sectors and functional areas. Additionally, we have a network of Subject Matter Specialists who can cover most specialty areas as required.

Doug Sheperdigian

Doug Sheperdigian

Director

Doug is founder and leader of Atlantic. He has led Atlantic’s thinking in the area of Health and Social Care. Prior to forming Atlantic, he held leadership roles within Ernst & Young, AT&T, United Airlines and Booz, Allen on both sides of the ocean.

When not consulting on transformational change in local government around services ranging from Social Care and Housing to the Public Realm, Doug can be found facilitating leadership development courses (e.g. negotiation and deal making) in Cambridge and business problem solving workshops around the world.

He has personally designed and facilitated Atlantic’s workshop series on Outcome Based Commissioning.

David Bell

David Bell

Co-Founder

David has UK and international experience built on a career in the Telecommunications sector (COLT and BT) covering strategy and change for an organisation of 41,000 people with achievements in sales operations, call centres, field service.  For BT, he managed significant business improvements in revenue growth, customer satisfaction and cost reduction.  In the last fifteen years, as co-founder  of Atlantic, he as applied this knowledge to Local Government and Health, assising clients in managing tight budgets while maintaining and improving personal outcomes.  In particular, he has delivered assignements in:

  • Outcome Based Commissioning
  • Local Authority Trading Companies (interim Chief Executive)
  • Efficiency programmes

 

 

David Brewer

David Brewer

David is a delivery-focused Programme Director with a broad range of business experience, including holding the role of Chief Information Officer of Royal Mail’s Innovation Division.  David’s recent focus has been on identity, data access management and the cross-sector use of personal data in British business.  Recently, David has led the delivery of the Personal Data & Trust programme at the Digital Catapult, driving specific focus on the Health and Social Care sectors.

Simon Britton

Simon Britton

Simon’s early career covers many aspects of Local Government, including customer services for Croydon Council and Brent Council. His deep understanding of customer contact in Local government has proved invaluable during Atlantic’s many projects with Local Government entities.  In latter years, he has collaborated with Big Society pilots in Identity Management, and has a strong interest in Personal Data & Trust.

Simon's background includes strong ICT procurement experience, beginning with Croydon's fully outsourced ICT service, an £18m per year contract.  Recently he was responsible for leading the negotiations for a major systems procurement at British Councils (multi-year at £15m per year)  

Simon Gifford

Simon Gifford

Formerly a partner at Deloitte Consulting (Braxton), Simon has a 25+ year career in strategy and operational improvement, applying these skills across many sectors, internationally. Simon has acquired a deep knowledge of Health and Social Care in the UK and has played the lead role in developing a Atlantic’s point of view on Independence. . His background in the development of strategy, strategic decision making and development of new business models is of great value He has worked on a broad range of other transformation projects in both the private and public sector.

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