Key people.

We pride ourselves on having a team of professionals with over 25 years of experience, specifically in travel.

Simon Powell


Having worked for over twenty-five years in travel, Simon has become widely known within the industry.

Passionate about transforming business through technology, Simon is an investor in various businesses and has vast experience as CEO and Chairman.

Matt Wakerley

Group Managing Director

Matt founded Clarius Finance Ltd in 2011. He trained and qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers before undertaking a number of Finance Director roles, successfully growing and exiting a number of medium sized technology businesses.

Matt also specialises in working as a consultant Finance Director to a portfolio of businesses, especially fast growing and turnaround businesses, helping them to develop a commercial financial strategy.

Richard Baker

Chief Commercial Officer

Richard Baker founded digital agency Sequence, a top 20 digital agency that was acquired by Inspiretec in 2017.

As CCO of Inspiretec, Richard has strategic responsibility for the growth of the business and he leads the sales, marketing, product and consultancy teams.

His teams focus on delivering the design, development of compelling products and services that drive exceptional consumer experiences and deliver tangible business benefits. 

Helen Baldwin

Group HR Director

Helen Baldwin is Group HR Director at Inspiretec and has worked with the team since 2009. Helen’s background is working in senior HR roles in SME businesses specialising in the IT and Professional Services sectors.

As Director at Inspiretec, Helen leads the HR function for the group including; technical recruitment, performance management, training and development and reward.

Gavin Richards

Group Software Engineering Director

Gavin has been Group Software Engineering Director since March 2016.

He has been with the organisation for over 14 years and has a wealth of experience in developing enterprise level travel technology solutions. Gavin is responsible for the development, quality assurance and architecture teams with a key focus on delivering quality software.