Robert Clarke, Chairman
Rob joined AMI as Chairman in 2018. He works closely with the CEO and Executive leadership teams providing both strategic and governance support. Rob has significant experience in growing fast moving global businesses, whether as an entrepreneur, alongside private equity or within a listed corporation. He is passionate about helping driven individuals to maximise their potential. A keen sportsman Rob enjoys skiing in the winter and kite surfing when the sun is out.
Philip McMichael, Chief Executive Officer
Philip has been at the heart of AMI since its inception in 2001. After spending three years selling refurbished IT equipment, Philip and his business partner John spotted a gap in the market for secure data destruction and co-founded AMI. Starting as Operations Director, Philip has been leading the company since John retired in 2014. As CEO, Philip has seen AMI through years of exceptional growth in size and capability while fostering a culture of honesty, accountability, and client focus. He is responsible for AMI’s strategic direction and day-to-day performance. Philip is passionate about data security and sustainability and feels very fortunate to lead a highly accredited organisation that focuses on both. He has a keen interest in mid-century furniture.
Faye Thomas, Chief Commercial Officer
Faye joined the AMI team in 2014, bringing with her, over 12 years of sales, customer service and business operations experience. She has a passion for continuous improvement, placing the customer at the centre of our operations and developing long-term relationships with customers and channel partners. Faye is accountable for the overall commercial strategy and development of the business, in line with the company values and is responsible for sales, marketing and customer service, driving business growth and increasing the market share of our brands. Before joining AMI, Faye worked for Capita and Office Depot. She loves travelling, especially city breaks.
Giles Ward, Chief Operations Officer
Since joining AMI in 2012 Giles has been responsible for overseeing ongoing operations and procedures, ensuring that day to day activities are carried out in an efficient, compliant, safe and secure manner. With a passion for effectiveness and efficiency, Giles oversees operational processes both internally and externally and finds ways to improve company processes whilst ensuring that the highest standards are achieved and maintained in accordance with quality assurance, industry standards and security policies. Prior to joining AMI, Giles spent 12 years as Senior Contract Manager at Spadeoak. Giles enjoys water-skiing, rugby and a good steak.
Matt Harris, Infrastructure Manager
Matt is responsible for both the physical and IT infrastructure of AMI. As Infrastructure manager, Matt ensures that our network and IT are functioning effectively. Always aspiring to be innovative, he makes sure our technology is ahead of the game. Outside of work Matt enjoys socialising with friends and family.
Lorraine McKeown, Client Relationship Manager
Lorraine joined AMI in 2016 initially as client support administrator and now manages our busy client support team. She strives to ensure that our clients receive the best possible service and thrives on building relationships and dealing with customers on a day-to-day basis. Lorraine has over 25 years of experience in customer services with almost 10 of those in the IT disposal industry, so her wealth of experience and expertise is instrumental in guiding the team. A busy mum with three daughters, Lorraine takes a keen interest in their extra-curricular hobbies which include football and Irish dancing.
Peirce Kearns, Business Development Manager
Peirce joined AMI in 2017 as a client engagement specialist and has since moved into a Business Development Manager role. As Business Development Manager, Peirce’s main role is to identify new business opportunities in the North and South of Ireland, whilst maintaining a relationship with all our current clients. A keen sportsman, Peirce particularly enjoys playing football and boxing.