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OUR STORY

Our People

It all comes down to passion and team work

It all started with a simple piece of software and one big idea.

Twenty years ago, we were just two friends working in different industries when we came across a piece of archive software. We saw its potential, and together, we created Cloud Essentials to transform how businesses use their information.

Back then we made a promise to never compromise on exceeding our clients’ expectations and we’re proud to say, that as our business has grown, we have stayed true to our word.

Our business is built on an amazing bunch of people, who share the same passion for helping our clients to overcome complex challenges.

We do the right thing, not the easy thing, and we know that there are no limits to what we can achieve for our clients when we combine technology and our imagination.

We’re skilled at what we do – agile and responsive – and we never restrict where or how our people work. It doesn’t matter whether we’re at home, or in our offices in Bristol, Johannesburg or Cape Town, we’re always resolutely focused on helping our clients to achieve more.

Management team

George Amoils

Co-founder and Commercial Director

I’m proud of the customer focused business we have built. We leave our clients in a better position than when they started, and that’s what I love about what we do. I’ve run a few businesses in my time, but Cloud Essentials is unique; our entire team shares the same ethos and passion for delivering an exceptional service to our clients.

Chris Hathaway

Co-founder

I’m motivated by ensuring we’re continually being innovative and striving to make progress for our clients. I started my career in risk and auditing, but I’ve always had a huge appetite for exploring new and different technology. I’m the one who’s always thinking about how we can use it to deliver new and exciting solutions.

Laura Hill

Managing Director, UK

I’ve spent my whole career leading projects and building long term partnerships with clients. I enjoy matching their complex challenges with skilled specialists who can help. To me, leading our team is like playing centre or wing attack in netball. I’m always nipping about and opening up gaps to drive things forward. We never stand still, which is just how I like it!

Johann van Schalkwyk

Head of Cloud & Migration

I’ve been fortunate and have worked in a number of industries, so I’ve experienced many of the challenges our clients face. I enjoy being able to say; “I’ve been there, and I know how to help!” My role leading the technical team is like being at the helm of mission control; we’re always spotting what’s likely to give our clients a massive headache and making sure we design and develop a way to prevent it.

Kelly Chalom

Head of Legal & Compliance

I love listening to clients to really understand where their challenges are, and then supporting them on their technology and compliance journeys. I’m a qualified lawyer and a pretty tech savvy person – now I get to combine my passion for technology with my passion for law and to share those passions with our clients!

Lena-Mari Josling

Head of Human Capital

Our business moves very quickly, so I thrive on helping everybody to be the best version of themselves so they can build better partnerships with our clients. As a qualified Registered Industrial Psychologist, I understand how to get the most out people so they can achieve their full potential. There’s nothing more fulfilling than that!

Our energetic, talented and experienced team is here to support you.