George Olesen, CEO
George studied General Engineering at Durham University before working for Amazon Web Service in an Account Management role for two and half years. Whilst at Amazon, George led a number of initiatives to engage with the Financial Service Sector as well as becoming a certified AWS Solutions Architect Associate. After working on The Access Platform as a side project for two years, George left Amazon to work full time on The Access Platform in September 2016.
Darren Hill, CTO
Darren read Engineering at the University of Loughborough and has fourteen years experience working in trading technology at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. He then founded a Professional Advice Marketplace, connecting professionals for advisory conversations online. Darren takes up his position at The Access Platform as CTO managing product development, data security and leading two full-time developers based in the Ukraine.
Nik Higgins, Head of Strategy and Engagement
Nik's previous roles include Raising Aspirations Coordinator at Ashton Sixth Form College, Greater Manchester, and Head of Learning Beyond the Classroom at BSix, Hackney. He read English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford and Contemporary Literature, Culture, and Theory at King’s College, University of London. Now Nik heads up Strategy and Engagement to affect change at scale through TAP's technology.
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