Meet key members of our UK & US Commercial & Operations Team

Chris Liversidge

Executive Director & Founder

Chris’ career within the IT services sector spans over 35 years. During that time he has held various positions of seniority at some of the world’s leading IT channel partners.


Chris has led large sales teams in the UK and Europe and has been at the forefront of multiple, global managed services solutions.

He founded Orion 247 alongside his business partner, Al Hay. Together, they identified a need for global access to instant IT services and delivery. The company ethos focuses on a true commitment to world class service delivery. With this at the core of the company, Al and Chris have built a team of IT experts available 24x7x365, around the globe.

Chris is a family man and loves to watch football with his son, he also has a keen interest in wrist watches.

Anthony Tomlinson

Service Delivery Manager

Anthony joined Orion 247 from a strong customer services background, having worked within service delivery and operations in various positions for over 15 years.


Anthony is based at our Head Quarters in North Yorkshire and is responsible for the day to day operations in the UK and Europe. He is a keen cyclist and enjoys competing in cycle races and triathlons.

Darrell Arnold

Sales Director

Darrell’s experience within the IT industry spans over 20 years, he brings to Orion 247 a wealth of knowledge, particularly around global IT services and solutions. Darrell is responsible for leading the Sales Team throughout EMEA.


Darrell joined the Orion 247 team from Smart Capital Technology, network specialists, where he held the position of Sales Manager. His experience in sales and management have led him to build strong relationships throughout the IT channel industry.

Darrell is a dedicated Birmingham City fan and rarely misses a match!

Laurence Brown

Senior Account Director

Laurence has 24 years experience across the Telecoms and IT Sector as an experienced Business Development and Account Manager.


He is a strong relationship builder at any level within an organisation and puts sole focus on providing solutions to meet exact requirements, whilst delivering on time and within budget. Laurence enjoys motorsports and is a classic car enthusiast.

Pete Staveley-Hunt

Senior Account Director

After 10 years of service as a Marine Engineer in the Royal Navy, where he completed tours of Iraq and Bosnia, Pete decided to embark on a career in IT.


He is a qualified MCSE and has held various IT Manager positions for large corporations. His technical background combined with valuable sales skills have led him to his role as a Senior Account Director at Orion 247. Pete enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and mountain biking.

Charlotte Rose

Sales & Marketing Manager

Charlotte has over 9 years experience in sales and marketing roles within the IT services sector. She leads the Orion 247 Marketing department and is responsible for branding and PR. She has been involved in the planning…


implementation and monitoring of multiple corporate marketing strategies. She also has strong skills around content management and event planning.

In her spare time, Charlotte likes to write music, she also plays the trumpet and sings in a band.

Carrolly Torres

Partner Alliance & Compliance Manager

Carrolly has extensive experience in customer focused roles, including over 6 years in Operations and Compliance within the IT industry. Her responsibilities at Orion 247 include leading the Strategic Partnership Programme and ensuring business compliance and continuity.


Carrolly has a keen interest in Psychology and is currently studying for a bachelors degree in the subject. She enjoys going to the gym and spending quality time with her son.

Tom Powell

IT & Resource Manager

Tom has a strong background in IT and has worked in technical roles for the past 11 years. He joined Orion 247 from MP Computers where he held the position of IT Manager. His areas of speciality include; hardware & software maintenance, network support, infrastructure management & project management.


At Orion Global, Tom is responsible for all internal IT operations and systems, he also leads the UK field service team.

Outside of work, Tom likes to travel to different countries and is an avid supporter of Huddersfield Town.

John Rice

Director of Business Development – US

John has an extremely strong background in IT and telecoms, having worked in the industry for over 25 years. His experience and knowledge within IT services has led him to holding senior business development sales positions at some of the world’s leading IT companies in the US.


Based out of Atlanta, Georgia, John is responsible for leading Business Development across the US.

Outside of work, John enjoys playing racquetball and sailing and spending quality time with his family.

Sam Chesham

Senior Account Director – UK

Sam joins Orion 247 with over 10 years experience in the IT and telecoms industry. He has very strong knowledge around global break fix solutions, having held positions in sales account management, business development and service delivery.


Sam is experienced in both end user and channel sales with specialist knowledge within the Public Sector.

In his spare time, Sam follows Arsenal Football Club and is a member of the National Trust.

Joanne standing next to Orion GMS Logo

Joanne Arnold

Sales Administration & Contracts Manager- UK

Joanne is responsible for all aspects of sales administration and contract management at Orion 247. She works closely with the Commercial Team to respond promptly to all price and documentation requests.


Joanne has a truly international background, hailing from Africa and calling the Middle East and the US home for a while before settling in the UK.

Outside of work, Joanne has a keen interest in space exploration, horse riding and cricket.


Meet Key members of our Dubai Service Delivery & IT Team

Mick Azmer

Service Delivery Manager 

Mick is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) with over 9 years of experience in Finance & Operations within the IT Sector.


He has successfully implemented the financial systems at Orion 247 and is now leading bespoke global projects in line with customer timelines and budgets.

Mick is an avid football fan and follows Barcelona and Real Madrid with a passion – he never misses an El Clasico match!

Shahzain Sajjad

Service Delivery Executive

Shahzain gained his Bachelor’s degree in computers from Preston University. With a solid background in IT and technology, Shahzain assists the Service Delivery…


Manager in all aspects of the customer experience. His keen eye for detail means that he provides a consistently high level of customer service and assures responsive communication across the Orion 247 customer base.

Outside of work, Shahzain is an enthusiastic follower of Cricket. He often attends matches, whether it be a twenty- twenty format or Test Series.

John Hawk

Service Delivery Executive

John is an experienced and knowledgeable service delivery professional with a solid educational background having studied to Master’s degree level. He joined the Orion 247 team over two years ago and is an integral member of the service delivery team.


He is responsible for liaising with the Orion 247 engineering team, the IT team and coordinating onsite tasks to ensure that everything runs smoothly. He has excellent customer service skills and is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer experience.

Outside of work, John has a keen interest in photography.

Shan Moody

IT Support Manager

Shan is responsible for the deployment and implementation of global IT Services at Orion 247. Prior to joining the Orion team, Shan has held various IT Manager positions at multi-national companies.


He works well under pressure and is experienced at delivering a high standard of work whilst focusing on client expectations.

In addition to IT services, Shan is responsible for governance and policy, resource allocation, communication protocols and successful task implementation and reporting.

He loves to spend time with his family. He is also an avid fan of watching action, war and historical movies.

Joe Hayat

Assistant IT Support Manager

Joe is a graduate of Computer Engineering and holds a Masters Degree in Advanced Computer Networking from Glasgow University, UK. In addition to this, Joe is CCNA & CCNP qualified.


He joined the Orion 247 team from Nokia Siemens, where he held the position of network engineer. His invaluable skill set has enabled him to forge excellent working relationships with Orion’s global clients. Joe’s in-depth knowledge of procedures and policies have led him to take on responsibilities such as, team management, training and supporting employees and appraising their performance.

He is a huge football fan and follows Liverpool FC with a passion!