Our Executive Team
Our professional backgrounds reflect the breadth of our collective experience in the security, intelligence and legal industries.
- Bridget Woods
- Dominick Henry FCA
- Stephen Turner
- Nicholas Connon
- Paul Oakley
Bridget Woods is the newest member of the Quintel Board and brings a fresh commercial approach.
With an extensive background in business strategy and acceleration, and the discipline and focus gained from playing sport at a high level, Bridget has the experience and credentials to assist Quintel in its further development as a sophisticated industry leader in the field of crisis management and mitigation
Born and raised in New Zealand, Bridget graduated with a Management Degree from Lincoln University. She went on to work for the commercial arm of Victoria University and set up and managed New Zealand’s first High Tech business incubator. Embracing the challenge of working with different companies across a range of industries fostered a real passion for working in the innovative start up world.
After moving to London, she spent 7 years working as a business transformation consultant before joining a dynamic international investment company attached to a private family office. Here she manages a portfolio of companies and other investment assets across Europe and the Middle East and has a keen eye for maximising missed opportunities. Her accumulated broad skills include risk management, strategic planning, procurement and supply chain management, operational streamlining and executive mentoring. She is an adept trouble shooter, unafraid of making tough decisions, and has an impressive record of working with executive teams to successfully turn around under-performing assets
As one who believes directorships are not passive; she chooses her Board seats carefully preferring to work with deliberate and professional Boards who are open minded and unafraid of innovation.
Dominick Henry FCA
Dominick Henry is a founding Director and CFO of Quintel Intelligence and is responsible for financial oversight of this business.
Dominick qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1972 and spent most of the next 17 years working for BP where his last post was CEO of BP Turkey. He then spent two years as Corporate Finance Manager for a major UK conglomerate before helping establish and run a marina in the West Indies. Since his return to the UK, he has operated on a freelance basis providing interim and part-time financial management and investigative services as well as advice on corporate finance and commercial strategy. Assignments have included; acting as part-time CFO of HealthSystems a management consultancy specialising in IT in the healthcare sector, conducting investigative accounting into the affairs of a large Ghanaian company on behalf of concerned shareholders and conducting a due diligence review of Ashley House PLC a company that develops Primary Care surgeries. Dominick later became a director of Ashley House and managed the process of getting the company admitted to OFEX (now PLUS Markets); the company is now listed on AIM. Dominick has also taken interim Finance Director contracts with businesses in a number of different sectors ranging from racecourses to construction companies and a large distribution company in the UK.
Before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant Dominick read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford and attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School while working for BP. Dominick brings an unusually wide range of commercial experience to Quintel Intelligence as well as the essential experience required to take responsibility for its financial oversight.
Following an early career in engineering, Stephen joined the British Army Corps of Royal Engineers (RE) in 1988 and joined 22 SAS Regiment in 1998 and during this period completed a full operational tour with the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR). During his career in the UK Special Forces (SAS, SRR) Stephen specialised in surveillance, expeditionary intelligence gathering techniques, and dynamic targeting, and completed several clandestine operational tours including operations in the Balkan States, Mainland UK, MENA region and West Africa.
Since leaving the Army in 2005, Stephen has worked in the commercial sector, including spending time as a Senior Security Advisor to global media organisations and to the International Federation of Journalists in Baghdad; his work has meant providing security in challenging environments such as in Iraq, Lebanon, the West Bank and Liberia. Following this period Stephen went on to co-found the Providence Group of companies in 2009 and Quintel Intelligence.
Stephen is a Director and responsible for the development of the long-term strategy of Quintel alongside the Board of Directors and Senior Management which includes, emerging markets, trends for future growth. Amongst many of his duties is corporate governance, development of organisational policies and goals, personnel, financial performance and strategy assisting the CEO.
Stephen brings 30 years of experience in defence and intelligence operations with government agencies and commercial organisations and has been instrumental in the growth of the Quintel and the Providence Group. In recent years Stephen orchestrated the acquisition of multiple companies to accelerate growth and enhanced capability to existing and current markets.
Nicholas Connon is a Director and CEO of Quintel Intelligence.
Nicholas joined the British Army in 2001, specialising in the domestic and international counter terrorism effort. Since leaving the Army in 2012, Nicholas has significantly developed his understanding of the legal application of intelligence and developed a robust capability in planning and executing complex cross border investigations.
Nicholas has impressive management and operational experience, having participated in various national and global operations with the UK Government, international intelligence agencies and law enforcement organisations. Nicholas has 20 years of experience within the international intelligence community, directing and conducting investigations at the highest government and commercial levels and has worked on a variety of high profile investigations including cases presented in front of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and the High Court in London.
Recent instructions have included investigations in to organised crime syndicates in Eastern Europe conducting fraud within a multinational's supply chain, investigations on behalf of major global sporting institutions into institutional corruption and asset tracing on behalf of claimants of values in excess of £1bn internationally.
He specialises in the application of intelligence with recent focus on enforcement considerations, working with private clients, legal teams and litigation funders to ensure enforcement is practical before, during and after legal disputes. Nicholas has an established track record in managing crisis and is often called upon to inform strategy during client crisis events. Nick has also recently advised parliamentary working groups on investigating financial misconduct and the increase in national levels of fraud.
Nicholas’s previous instructions have resulted in a number of public addresses including delegates of the International Barristers Association conference in Washington DC on the challenges facing institutional investigation. Nicholas is a full member of the Association of British Investigators which is recognised by The Law Society of England and Wales.
Paul Oakley is a Director and Chief Operations Officer of Quintel Intelligence and is responsible for the day to day management of company operations.
Paul joined the British Army in 1989, spending over twenty years dedicated to intelligence operations. In addition to domestic operations, Paul has been instrumental in managing the intelligence effort in Africa, the Balkans, the Levant and mainland Europe. Since leaving the Army in 2011, Paul has brought the same dedication, drive and attention to detail to the sphere of corporate, legal and financial investigations. Of special note are his personal involvement in the successful defence of Uhuru Kenyatta at the ICC and the recent provision of intelligence feeds to major corporate sponsors at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio 2016
Paul has nearly 30 years of experience managing intelligence operations at the highest levels, both commercially and for the national good. As with all Quintel Intelligence personnel, his focus is on accountable legal intelligence, in order to allow his clients to form the most robust legal position possible. Paul brings a wealth of practical and technical intelligence experience to Quintel Intelligence.