Our Team


Andy Peters-Smith

Managing Director

With over 25 years’ experience working in the IT industry, Andy co-founded Axonex Ltd in 2005. His career started in the public sector, working at GCHQ for 15 years, later joining Comstor where he started his Cisco career certification path. He obtained his CCIE qualification in 2000 and has gone on to specialise in Unified Communications, Large Scale Networks and Data Centre Solutions. He enjoys many sports, including Formula 1, Moto GP, rugby and football as well as riding his Triumph Speed Triple.


Tom Bane

Operations Director

Tom joined Axonex as Operations Director back in 2007. He has over 20 years’ experience in the IT financial and IT services sectors employed in senior support, R&D and service deployment roles. With a host of professional certifications he brings Security and Enterprise Networks specialities to the team. Tom is passionate about all sports, loves listening to music (but don’t ask him to sing!!) and tinkering with anything to do with technology.


Jonathan Cox

Sales Director

Starting his IT career with Star Technology Group selling ISP services, before moving to Altecq Inspections as Head of Technology, Jon brings fantastic structure to Axonex as Sales Director where he has been directly involved in making the company the second fastest growing company in Gloucestershire, second only to Superdry Retail Group. Jon is a keen skier and loves a good day at Cheltenham Races.


William Brooks

Head of Service Delivery

With one of the most fantastic CV’s in the industry, Bill worked as Head of Retail & Insurance Service Transition for Lloyds Banks for seven years before becoming Head of Service Delivery at Axonex. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and continual improvement of an efficient and effective IT service delivery across all of our IT services, our customers are in a reliable pair of hands with Bill.


Les Ellery

Head of Collaboration Technical

A graduate of Liverpool John Moores University, Les gained IT experience all over the world before coming back to the UK where he has since worked in the Cisco Channel; with four years service at Comstor at distribution level and over seven years with Axonex. Les now leads a talented Collaboration team providing pre-sales, technical support and consultancy services with a passion and drive to deliver quality advice and solutions. With two young daughters he enjoys holidays in Cornwall and outside of work and family commitments his main passion is cycling on and off-road.


Neil Vaughan

Head of Data Centre Sales

A graduate from University Gloucestershire, Neil has over 10 year’s experience in Technology Sales. Neil joined Axonex in 2012 and is highly accredited across a wide range of Data Centre technologies, Including Cisco Unified Compute System, Unified Fabric, Application Centric Infrastructure, Reference Architectures of; SmartStack, Flexpod & VSPEX. Neil Also has a deep understanding of Card payment processing and Social Housing markets. Just don’t get him started on any conversation to do with ‘bikes’ as he is obsessed!


Alice Collins-Youngs

Head of Finance

Alice joined Axonex in 2017 as Head of Finance, HR, and Procurement. A chartered accountant with 5 years’ experience in two top 20 accountancy firms, and Intel, Alice leads a commercially minded finance team to engage with customers and suppliers and continue the rapid growth here at Axonex. Interesting fact – Alice is a ‘retired’ national dressage champion.


Matt Dunn

Head of Collaboration Sales

With more than 20 years of enterprise sales experience, working in ISP services for the Star Technology Group and Message labs, Matt joined Axonex as Client Director in 2008. Matt expertly leads enterprise and commercial accounts here at Axonex, and his customers will attest to the dedication and outcomes he delivers. Beyond IT, you can find Matt spending time with his family, or walking the golf course.


Roberto Savage

Head of Security and Enterprise Networks

Roberto brings over 15 years of experience within the IT reseller channel to the role of Head of Security and Enterprise Networks at Axonex. Known for building vendor and customer relationships, Roberto delivers strategic IT roadmaps for our customers. Interesting fact – Roberto is a trained pilot, and even having lived in Spain for 9 years has never once wavered in his (arguably disillusioned) support for Aston Villa football club.


Richard Cohen

Head of Marketing

Richard joined Axonex in 2017 as Head of Marketing. With 7 years of B2B marketing and sales experience, Richard brings a commercially minded approach to developing the wider marketing strategy, and building the brand communication and awareness. Interesting fact - Richard enjoys the outdoors, claiming to have hiked to an altitude of 6,080 meters, even though the camera broke.