Our Board

Vishal Marria


Vishal is a globally recognised leader in solving clients’ financial crime and surveillance challenges. He is accomplished at building teams and helping clients to use innovative data analytics for their financial crime challenges. Previously Executive Director at EY, Vishal led major programs at international banks including global Anti Financial Crime technology strategy, data-driven remediation and end to end reviews of strategy and policy. Vishal was instrumental in directing and building the Detica NetReveal business globally and strives to bring together business and IT to address financial crime risks.

Imam Hoque

COO & Head of Product

Imam has spent 29 years in the IT services and software industry and now specialises in large data driven AI solutions with a focus on financial crime and network analytics. Formerly the CTO, Founder and Board Director for Detica NetReveal, he grew this international team to more than 300 specialists and went on to acquire and integrate Norkom AML. Prior to Quantexa, Imam led SAS’ Financial Crime practice for EMEA/AP and was the CTO at an internet startup. In his career, he has been a developer, enterprise architect, strategist, business analyst and project manager.

Nick Donofrio


Nick is a 44-year IBM fellow who held the coveted position of Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology. He holds seven technology patents and is a member of numerous technical and scientific honour societies.

Ray O'Brien

HSBC Board Advisory

Ray is the Global Risk Chief Operating Officer and Head of Global Risk Analytics for HSBC Group Management Services Ltd. Ray is responsible for the efficient and effective management of the Risk department, including Strategy, Change Management, Operations and Technology. Voted Risk Manager of the Year by Banking Technology magazine, Ray played a key role in evolving Risk Management into a truly global function at HSBC. Before joining HSBC in 2004, he was at Deutsche Bank, Banque Paribas, Nomura and Kleinwort Benson. He holds a Mathematics and Computer Science degree.

Ed Lascelles

Albion Board Advisory

Ed is a partner at Albion Ventures where he has been investing since 2004. Ed oversees many of the technology investments at Albion, with a particular focus on digital B2B companies in the cloud services, data analytics and cybersecurity sectors. Prior to Albion, Ed was at ING Barings advising UK public companies on M&A, IPOs and fundraisings in the tech, healthcare and financial services sector.

Management Team

Felix Hoddinott

Chief Analytics Officer

With more than 18 years of analytics experience involving large customer and company data, Felix is a globally renowned expert in the use of analytics to detect fraud. As the head of analytics at Detica NetReveal, he pioneered the use of analytics on networked data to achieve significant uplift in detecting criminality. He specialises in developing outstanding data scientists focused on outcomes. At SAS, he built the EMEA/AP fraud analytics team, building global best practice and overseeing the translation of this into the SAS market leading fraud solutions.

Laura Hutton

Fraud & Financial Markets Products

For over a decade Laura has helped the world’s largest retail and investment banks fight fraud through data analytics. Starting by analysing customer and transaction data within retail banks to tackle an array of fraud typologies, Laura pioneered the early unauthorised trading detection solutions and has since participated in multiple holistic surveillance global initiatives and markets AML programs. Prior to Quantexa, she was one of the founding experts within the Detica NetReveal team and then went on to lead banking fraud for SAS across EMEA/AP.

Jamie Hutton


Jamie is a global authority on financial crime detection solutions and architectures, having spent over 11 years assisting major banks, insurers and product companies in harnessing technology and data in the fight against crime. Jamie took early responsibility in shaping the direction of the Detica NetReveal product and its unique capabilities. He then went on to be the key driving force behind the EMEA/AP product direction for the SAS financial crime platform. Today he continues to assist global banks with massive data architectures for financial crime.

Alexon Bell

Compliance Products

Alexon is a hands-on AML practitioner with over 16 years’ experience helping financial institutions with AML strategies, architectures and implementations. He has a wealth of experience in helping customers deploy and crucially optimise AML, KYC and sanctions screening solutions, having held leadership roles at Actimize (Fortent), SAS as EMEA/AP head of compliance solutions and Oracle. As a thought leader, he works with banks to help them tackle the latest emerging threats, ensure coverage and prepare for new regulation in the fight against organised crime and terrorism.

Katherine Grover

Katherine is a chartered accountant with 20 years’ experience. She has worked with businesses in a range of sectors including biotechnology, healthcare, outsourcing and information technology. Katherine joined Quantexa from Semafone, where she was CFO and has previously held Finance Director positions at KnowledgePool and Rubus. Katherine has considerable experience of raising and managing venture capital funding, as well as floating companies on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Katherine began her financial career at PriceWaterhouse Coopers.

Thomas Fairey


Thomas is a market leader in building data focused commercial teams and client offerings. For over a decade he has helped customers to drive results from better use of data and associated applications. He brings extensive experience and subject knowledge in KYC, Compliance, MDM and Business Development for the Financial Services and Corporate sectors.

Dan Onions

Dan is a leader in project delivery, with more than 18 years experience in technology-led business transformation. He has worked as a developer, solution architect, enterprise architect, programme manager and CEO of a project management start-up. He has planned and delivered projects small and large, including those with teams of over 100 people. Working as a consultant to corporate leadership teams he implemented a project delivery method used on hundreds of projects, led a Platform as a Service venture and had a leading role in taking a large aerospace company into a new market. As a thought leader in enterprise architecture, organisational decision making and agile delivery he helps organisations get the best from their investments in technology.

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