Leadership team

We are a combination of brave pragmatists, business achievers, project perfectionists, creative thinkers, and articulate evangelists.

The growth of Cloud Business has benefitted from a series of tactical acquisitions, allowing us to harness and deploy an expanded range of skills, expertise and personalities across the leadership team.  Together we are sure footed and progressive, with a can do, won’t stop attitude to doing it right.

Our diversity of experience certainly provides us with an advantage, but so does the common belief that our technology should serve our customers, not our egos.

James Butler

Managing director

James has always loved Business and IT. Combining the two came in 2009 when he founded Cloud Business to seize the opportunity to specialise in a newly forming technology wave, namely, Cloud Computing.

Now that the business is established, James concentrates on managing the company and meeting with customers and partners which he loves.

When not behind the desk or wheel, James enjoys cycling, cars and spending time with his young family.

Gary Duke

Sales director

Gary is a perfectionist and having witnessed, first hand, poor sales and technical advice, decided to move into more of a direct customer advisory role using his technical and consulting background to help business solve their IT challenges by providing solutions based on best advice, guidance and innovation.

These underlying principles continue to support the business focus of Cloud Business today.

Matthew Garrett

Technical director

Having previously worked within a Microsoft consultancy for 10 years, Matt has a varied IT experience from service desk management to consulting and architecting projects.

Joining Cloud Business in early 2010, Matt now manages the Professional Services team in his role as Technical Director.

A keen mountain biker he can often be found powering his way through the Surrey Hills and sometimes tumbling down them!

Oliver Hennem

Managed services director

Oliver started his career in Managed Services in 2012. From his first role as a 1st line service desk analyst he was soon promoted to service desk management. Joining Cloud Business in 2016 as a Service Desk Lead, and latterly as Head of Managed Service, Oliver has in depth experience of service delivery, user experience and leading an exceptional Managed Services team. 

Outside of work Oliver can be found at the gym, putting his interest in sports science to practical use.

James Lancaster

Chief finance officer

James has a wealth of expertise working for companies at all stages of maturity, from start-ups to turnovers of over £175m. Supporting all our teams across the Cloud Business, James’ focus is on delivering value, enhancing standards and business transformation.

When not at work, James can be found playing hockey, walking the dog or taxiing children around.

Find out more about how this team can help your business to change the way you work

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