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Meet the Team

// Chief Executive Officer

Ian Carr

For the past 6 years, Ian has been driving company growth as the CEO of Affini Technology Limited and is responsible for all of the company’s sales and operations in all markets across the UK.  Ian has over 35 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and prior to becoming CEO at Affini, held senior management positions at Cable and Wireless, National Grid, Greenwoods Communications, and Simoco.   

Through Ian’s extensive knowledge of communication systems within mission critical applications, Ian is highly effective in identifying opportunities within critical problem areas and delivering solutions to customers through technology and service innovation.   

Acting as Executive Sponsor to Affini’s key customer projects, Ian is responsible for ensuring the successful design and delivery of technical solutions to our customers along with the provision of reliable and proactive managed support services.  Strategic relationship building is important to Ian, creating networks that add value to the business proposition and delivers value to Affini’s customers through technology and service innovation, and continual improvement.  As CEO, Ian drives our commitment to provide our customers with the highest-quality service and support, supports a culture of improvement and innovation to our solutions, and wants Affini to be the trusted partner that our customers can rely on to keep them connected, no matter what challenges the future may bring. 

Ian is instrumental in building a positive work culture at Affini, creating an environment where teamwork and self-development is supported, and encourages a diverse workforce that have all the tools necessary to enable all our team members to perform at their best in the delivery of high-quality customer service.   

// Head of Finance

Tina Bhamra

Tina Bhamra joined Affini in 2021 and heads up the Finance team.  Tina is a highly skilled finance professional with over 20 years of experience, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, professional qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and is PRINCE2 qualified.   

Tina brings extensive knowledge of financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, analysis, and control environment for business, and actively contributes to the Affini leadership team in defining the company’s business strategy, growth, and profitability.  

Prior to joining Affini, Tina has held senior financial positions including with Emerson, Hospedia, Dun and Bradstreet, Activision and Travelport. 

Tina actively supports the Women in STEM initiative which encourages and empowers young girls to be a part of the movement to increase female representation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  

Outside of accounting, Tina is an avid DIY enthusiast and has an eye for interior design. 

// Head of Engineering

Gary Marsh

Gary was appointed to Head of Engineering at Affini in 2021 and is responsible for the delivery of our critical communication and telematics solutions to the aviation, construction, emergency services, defence, and transport sectors.  Gary’s focus is on our managed services, programme and project management, installation and maintenance services, technical support, quality assurance, and customer care. 

With over 20 years of experience in the communications industry, primarily with a focus on building, directing, and expanding client service teams, Gary has invigorated our managed services through considered restructuring of the engineering team, enhancing existing processes and metrics, ensuring that we provide premium, communication led solutions and services to our customers.   

Prior to joining Affini, Gary has held senior roles at Menzies, Quadriga, Motorola and Vodafone, with strategic operational responsibility for their managed services.   

Gary leads our team of Systems and Service Engineers, Project Managers, and Design/Delivery Engineers, all of whom have a focussed training and development programme.  This assures our customers that our engineering team are all fully qualified to perform their tasks and deliver high quality technical solutions and services with particular focus on Program and Project Management, installation, maintenance, technical support, quality assurance, and customer care. 

Outside, Gary is a keen swimmer, cyclist, and runner, and has participated in triathlons.  

// Head of Operations Support

Gary Goodrum

With a technical background in Electronic and Electrical Principles, Gary joined Affini 18 years ago.    

Since then, Gary has held various operational roles within the company, up to the current position of Head of Operations, and has a comprehensive understanding of the business and the industry compliance requirements.  

Gary heads our Operations Support team and is responsible for delivering compliance to the Affini business and ensuring Health and Safety for all Affini employees.  Gary and the team ensure that Affini’s ISO accreditations are maintained along with other certifications such as SSiP Safe Constructor, CHAS and Fors, facilitates the necessary site access enabling our engineering team to access and maintain customer networks, including registrations at 10 UK airports, and oversees application, renewal, and cancellation of Ofcom licenses for Affini networks.   

As Head of Operations Support, Gary is subject to ensuring that all our operations are performed in accordance to governmental legislation, and are fulfilled with our health, safety, environmental, and quality commitments.  

When not focused on compliance and Health and Safety, Gary enjoys being active outdoors and is an avid paddle boarder.