Meet the team

Meet the Team

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BIO 1

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BIO 2

orem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for 'lorem ipsum' will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

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BIO 3

orem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for 'lorem ipsum' will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

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BIO 4

orem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for 'lorem ipsum' will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

Senior Leadership Team

Graham Davis, APS Chair

Graham Davis, APS Chair

Graham Davis, the former head of sales at Royal Mail, is the chair of the Association of Professional Sales, executive board.

Graham was Sales Director at Royal Mail for 12 years, responsible for an income target of £4.3bn, delivered through direct and indirect sales teams. He is also a Fellow of the Association of Professional Sales and has been pivotal in helping the APS to revolutionise the sales industry.

In 2016 Graham took on the role as chair of the APS trailblazer group to develop the first B2B degree-level apprenticeship in professional sales. He then led from the front to become the first director to take on a new generation of sales apprentices at Royal Mail.

Andrew Hough, APS Founder

Andrew Hough, Founder and CEO

Andy has led the Association of Professional Sales from its early years as a completely new organisation to its current position as a force for positive change within the sales profession.

Andy has a long career in sales, and as a sales leader. Before founding the APS, he was Vice President Enterprise and Mid Range Storage at EMC.

Drawing on his experience as a global sales leader, Andy is able to offer guidance to other leaders to see the future of the sales sector and advises on the changes that are needed to develop professional, customer-centric sales teams, built on skills, knowledge and ethical behaviour.

Ben Turner, COO

Ben has been with the APS from the beginning. He has been passionate about bringing sales into parity with other professions since he started his first job in telesales.

Ben has a background in professional bodies and has led the development of our sales qualifications and our initiative for levy-funded sales apprenticeships.

Alison Matthias, Business Development Director

With a background in sales enablement and sales improvement, Alison has been an integral part of the APS since 2017. Her vision and passion for the sales profession makes working for the APS more than just a job for Alison.

With responsibility for the sales and marketing operation, Alison and her team have great insight and ideas to share with members and is integral in sharing and promoting the vison of the APS.

Jennie Harnaman, Operations Manager

With over 25 years experience in professional bodies, Jennie brings a wealth of operational knowledge to the APS. As Head of Operations, Jennie overseas membership experience and onboarding, as well as our events program.

Jennie is passionate about delivering value to our members and has been involved with the APS since we launched our first conference. She has been a focal point for our members and partners over the years and a trusted member of the team.

Graham Smith, Head of Corporate Success

Graham has 20 years of sales experience and has built strong business relationships with our corporate clients to give them the best experience of their APS membership.

With a background in education and learning software, Graham is able to bring insight and ideas to our members. He works at many of our regional events where he hosts our speakers and partners with his characteristic wit!