Dai Evans returns to Wales to lead CJCH Consulting

14 June 2023 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Dai Evans has been appointed as the new managing director of CJCH Consulting. Evans steps into the shoes of Andrew Clarkson, who hand-picked him as his successor.

“I am honoured to be joining an organisation and team which is taking on the challenge of software piracy on a global scale,” Evans said of his new role. “The use of unlicensed software can have detrimental effects on supply chain, safety, cyber security, compliance, and the market in general. I have been proud of the contribution I have delivered to public service over the last three decades, and I look forward to leveraging this experience to address anti-piracy and license compliance for our clients.”

Based in Bute Town near Cardiff City centre, CJCH Consulting is a part of the CJCH Group, which also includes local law firm, CJCH Solicitors. The consulting wing was launched in 2013, as the organisation expanded its offering in intellectual property to support software vendors in their efforts to combat piracy and the unlicensed use of their products. The firm has since grown this offering to a team of over 60 dedicated staff, speaking over 21 different languages, and delivering license compliance investigations and solutions on six continents.

Dai Evans returns to Wales to lead CJCH Consulting

According to the Software Alliance, software piracy runs as high as 37% of all software usage, costing software vendors and companies nearly $46 billion annually. To help clients address this, CJCH employs methods such as peer-to-peer monitoring, embedded technology, and open-source intelligence, providing the foundation upon which its trained investigators identify instances of piracy, engage unlicensed users, and negotiate solutions.

The move to CJCH sees Evans return to Cardiff, 27 years after he left as a university graduate join the prestigious City of London Police Force. Having since served as chief superintendent, Evans spent the last three years as chief officer, responsible for over 500 staff, delivering operational activity within City of London – while also supporting the pan-London and national lead force for economic crime. His command roles included events such as being the UK lead for Malaysian Airlines disaster, City of London elements of the Platinum Jubilee, and the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

Evans takes over from previous Managing Director Andrew Clarkson. He had held the role since leaving software firm, Dassault Systemes in 2019, and over the last four years has driven notable growth of both client base and thought leadership.

Clarkson worked with Evans on previous engagements over their careers, and has hand-picked his successor to take on the next phase of development for the firm. After stepping back from the top job, Clarkson will meanwhile remain with the executive leadership team as strategy and development director.