Tech consultancy Dae.mn appoints Judith Batchelar and Heath Jackson

01 March 2022 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Technology consultancy Dae.mn has appointed two members to its board. Both Judith Batchelar and Heath Jackson join in non-executive roles and serve as Senior Board Advisors.

Founded as Daemon Solutions in 2007, the technology advisory firm initially took root in the retail sector, with early big-name clients including Sainsbury’s, John Lewis and Asos. In the years since, the company’s client base has grown to also includes finance, government and media entities.

Along with the time of unpredictable and unprecedented change ushered in by the pandemic, the changing makeup of its clients prompted the firm to re-fresh its corporate identity: rebranding as Dae.mn.

Judith Batchelar and John Riley - Dae.mn

As the firm looks to further expand its footprint, Dae.mn has onboarded two senior leaders: Judith Batchelar and Heath Jackson, who both have been installed as Senior Board Advisors.

Calum Fitzgerald – a Co-Founder of Dae.mn alongside Steve Bennett – commented, “Both Judith and Heath are fonts of knowledge when it comes to their specific fields. They will undoubtedly open plentiful opportunities for Dae.mn in their respective areas and allow us to reach new places.”

Batchelar brings a wealth of experience to Dae.mn, having spent 16 years with Sainsbury’s as Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Director. Awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to farming and the food industry, she was recently an attendee with the COP26 climate conference, and currently sits on the government’s Food and Drink Sector Council. In particular, these green credentials are of importance for Dae.mn, as the firm looks to boost its sustainability initiatives – such as its drive to become carbon negative.

Fitzgerald added, “Sustainability is an extremely important core value at Dae.mn. We don’t want to just become carbon neutral, we want to be carbon negative. Judith has been at the heart of Sainsbury’s sustainability and corporate responsibility efforts – who Dae.mn have also been fortunate enough to work closely with. Harnessing her skill set and aptitude to reach that target, and to build the Dae.mn brand more generally, is something we really look forward to partnering closely on.”

Meanwhile, Jackson brings more than three decades of experience in the IT industry to Dae.mn. He was most recently employed by Big Four consultancy KPMG, where he headed up its transformation practice and took the lead on several projects for its platinum clients.

Previously, Heath also occupied the role of Director at management and consulting firm Xantus Consulting, where his experience in business development helped eventually lead to its multi-million-pound sale. As more organisations look to answer transformation challenges, his expertise will be crucial to Dae.mn help its clients adapt and thrive to digital working.

Fitzgerald said, “Heath has a proven record of accomplishment in growing a consultancy and has an in-depth understanding of the growing pains associated with businesses of our size. His understanding of the market landscape will enable both Dae.mn and its clients to face business issues head on and continue to build great partnerships.”