our Team

john-reynolds chairman assured cyber protection

John Reynolds


John is an active investor and board director with over 35 years experience, following a highly successful career in the City of London spanning senior executive roles on both the sell and the buy side at major investment banking and asset management firms.

Mitchell Scherr

Co-Founder And CEO

Mitchell Scherr is a co-founder of ACP, an inventor and recognised digital data pioneer. With more than 26 years experience in the information and technology industry, he has led think tanks and advised at the highest level of government.

andrew clarke msc fcmi

Co-Founder and

Andrew is an internationally established strategic advisor and defence and security specialist with 20+ years’ experience leading operational delivery teams in both private and public sectors. He led the migration and federation of the UK Defence’s Information Systems’ servers.

James Elwen


James is a commercially focused transactional lawyer who started his career at Slaughter and May. As a partner with Pinsent Masons LLP he managed their Qatar office for over 5 years before leaving to run his own firm.

lee mora MSC

Head of cyber engineering

Experienced technology professional with a strong background in cyber security and a special focus in data visualization. Lee holds both B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science and has consulted for several Fortune 500 companies including IBM and Harris. Currently leading the design and implementation of ACP’s in-house technology platform.

Jeremy Lloyd

Chief Information Security Officer

Jeremy is an experienced executive board member specialising in technology and security including data protection, software development, and corporate risk management, including knowledge of industry standards such as Cyber Essentials and ISO 27001.

our advisory board

mark sirkin PhD



Arthur is an accomplished spokesperson, international speaker and advisor. He spent 35 years in the British Army where he led operations worldwide with UK Special Forces, commanded his Regiment in the first Gulf War, was Chief of Staff of 44,000 multinational troops during the Balkans conflict and Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

lou celi

Lou is an accomplished Board Director, entrepreneur and business leader with over 35 years of experience. In 2015 he founded ESI ThoughtLab to help organizations engage executives in today’s hyperconnected, analytics-driven world. As Board Director and President of Oxford Economics he developed the firm’s successful business in the Americas and set up its global thought leadership practice.

robert cresanti

Robert is a highly accomplished executive and public official with several years’ experience of working and advising at the highest government levels. In 2006 he was appointed by the US Senate as Under Secretary for Technology for the Department of Commerce, the highest ranked US official charged with representing and advocating for the US high tech industry globally.

mark wainger

Mark is an expert in Quantum Computing. In 1988 he co-founded Global Advanced Technology and was responsible for implementing state-of-the-art financial models, including the first commercial implementation of the Ho-Lee Model in a desktop computer.

stephen phipson cbe

Stephen is a senior British industry and government official having spent 35 years in the electronics, defence and security industries and British government. He is currently the Chief Executive of Make UK.

Vanessa Carey

Vanessa Carey is an experienced analyst with a background in economics and developing investment strategies.  She also has strong political knowledge, having stood for election as one of the youngest local candidates in the UK and is a researcher to a peer within the House of Lords. She is responsible for identifying international growth opportunities to support ACP’s long-term vision.