Meet the Team

Peter Lingham, Chairman

Peter has been in the Dynamics NAV world since ice first covered the land.  Following a career as Finance Director for several companies and having started work in a provincial accounting practice, Peter helped set up the largest Microsoft Dynamics NAV reseller in the UK.  

Longing to add up some different numbers, he left to help set up The NAV People and now has lots of different numbers to play with! Peter has a strong ethos of creating a happy company with happy staff and customers, which we know makes everyone's life much easier!  

As a real 'win/win' advocate, Peter has a straight forward and fair approach to commercial and contractual discussions, making him a real nice guy to deal with.

 

Ian Humphries, Managing Director and Product Director … depending on the day!

Ian is one of the most experienced Dynamics NAV guys in the UK starting with version 1.0, so in the distant past when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Having had a life as an IT Manager of both manufacturing companies and distribution companies prior to his Dynamics NAV life, Ian understands the reality of IT solutions and projects needing to be pragmatic and not full of techie jargon.  

Ian had spent several years helping to build the largest solution NAV centre in the UK.  Keen to get back to dealing with customers, users and his beloved Dynamics NAV product, he left to set up The NAV People and is now involved on a daily basis with our wonderful customers and products. He is constantly looking at new technologies to enhance our customers' use of Dynamics NAV (and yes, he gets crazily excited about new stuff!).

Random Fact: As a keen musician, he owns a staggering 30 different instruments and plays them all to the same very poor level...

 

Matthew Dredge, Marketing & Sales Director

Having left school, Matt qualified as a Chef, which of course is an ideal starting point for anyone who wanted a career in IT! Shocked by the amount of hard work and unsociable hours, he settled for a more grown up career in Accountancy. Unfortunately, he found this all too dull, but his experience with business solutions guided him into the IT world where he has worked for the last 25 years with products such as Tetra, Oracle and Dynamics NAV - the latter being his true love.

Having realised through his IT career that sales guys have it easy, Matt has continued his career as being a salesman that knows far too much for his own good!

 

David Walker, Operations Director

As a frustrated motorcycle racer, for much of his career David has balanced the need for speed with the need for funds. To support this obsession, he's spent the past 25 years working in the ERP world with products such as BOS, Tetra and Dynamics NAV, consistently delivering successful results.

Before joining The NAV People, he enjoyed a very successful and enjoyable period in the Pub and Brewery sector (he assures us it was working not drinking) - it is no surprise then that David is enjoying the fast moving environment at The NAV People, where his passion for Dynamics NAV is matched by his colleagues.

 

 

Paul Angell, Finance Director

AKA 'The Maths Man'

Paul is our newest member to the team of Directors here at The NAV People. He's worked as a hands-on Finance Director for numerous companies, the most recent of which was at Le Creuset Group, an existing customer of The NAV People. There he led the European (well, Europe and Australasia) roll out of Dynamics NAV, Jet and QlikView. It's here where he fell hook line and sinker for the Dynamics NAV solution.

Unlike Victor Kiam, he only ever has £2.39 in loose change on him at any one time, so he did the next best thing and came to work with us.  The combination of his experience of the product and as a former end-user give much needed guidance and support to our customers.  

Paul lives on the sunny side of the UK (Bournemouth) with his wife, three children, two dogs and two tortoises! He admits he prefers walking the dogs rather than the tortoises!