Leadership Team | Titania

Ian Whiting - Chief Executive Officer and Founder

With 20 years of industry experience, Ian has helped leading global organizations and government agencies secure their systems and data for over a decade. He was accredited by CESG for his security assessments and team leading expertise. Ian provides the leadership and vision for Titania and its products. 

“Titania’s success is about being focused on our customers and providing them with what they need. We are driven to deliver the detail our clients need, which has made us  the most detailed vulnerability auditing tools in the world”

On the weekends he loves spending time with family, watching motorsport and kayaking.

Nicola Whiting - Chief Strategy Officer

Nicola Whiting is an experienced Chief Operations & Strategy Officer with a strong history of working in Cyber Security / InfoSec. Specialising in enterprise security automation software (self-healing networks), business development, trust-based selling and neuromarketing.

An advocate for Autism and Women in Cyber, she provides government level advice on Diversity and is Worcestershire’s Commissioner for the UK Cyber Science & Innovation Audit. She is an engaging public speaker and writes for publications such as The Huffington Post, Defence Contracts Bulletin, Defence News Online and Signal.  Keynote topics include “The Rise of Automated Attacks”, “The Future of Automated Cyber Defences” and “Hacking the Human Brain”. 

In 2017 Nicola was named by SC Magazine as one of the Top 20 most influential women working in cyber security.

Vaughan Esprey - Chief Technical Officer

Vaughan heads up the development, testing and technical support teams. He has 41 years of experience in computing, 33 of which are in software development. 

“My main priority at Titania is channelling the creativity and enthusiasm within the teams, in order to deliver great products that just work. As a team we have the customer at the forefront of everything we do, whether it is developing a customer requested feature, tackling a technical query or developing a brand new product.” 

In his spare time he enjoys an eclectic array of hobbies including attending to his allotment and making stained glass windows.

Ruth Allsopp - VP of Operations & Operational M.D

Ruth has been part of the Titania team since opening offices 6 years ago and has experience in all areas of the business.

She works closely with her team and the CEO/COO to implement business strategy and support the Titania Leadership Team in the everyday running of the business. 

She has a First Class degree in English Literature and Creative Writing and has previously worked in events organisation/promotion, sales and marketing management, taking Titania to award winning success.

In her spare time Ruth is a Director of Worcester Literary Festival and is an advocate of creative writing programs for the next generation.

Shelley Gunnell - Head of Human Resources

Shelley is the Head of Human Resources and oversees the recruitment, training and benefit plans for the company. She has a Degree in Education and Psychology and is a CIPD qualified HR Practitioner with experience in both the public and private sectors. 

“We have created a supportive and positive culture here at Titania, knowing that to recruit and retain the best staff, we need to show them how valuable they are. Over recent years we have built one of the most comprehensive benefit packages in the industry, with special focus on the physical and mental wellbeing of our team.”

In her spare time Shelley enjoys cooking, going to music festivals and relaxes by practicing yoga.