Management Team

Albany Group is a UK based company that specialises in risk, intelligence & technology and proudly serves the banking, legal and insurance sectors.

Our experienced team have decades of experience working within both the public safety and national security, investigation and intelligence and software provision to providing services to a variety of blue chip organisations and across many industry sectors including Insurance, Finance, Legal, Recruitment and Government.

Stewart Griffiths
CEO Founder

Stewart is a former Royal Marine with over 17 years of combined experience in providing security and intelligence solutions to the government, insurance, banking and private client sectors. He has successfully managed all activities relating to the change process when transitioning the company into a group and coordinated the design, plan, budget and build of a unique intelligence based software (ORA) and supply chain, compliance and management tool (Conect) both for the financial and insurance industries. He continually builds and maintains productive relationships with colleagues, internal staff, clients and external partners through adoption of a positive leadership style. Articulate and confident with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, having dealt with people on an international scale, from many different cultures and backgrounds. He is a liveryman of the city of London and has recently been elected chairman of the young members group of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (WCoSP).

Adam Richards
COO Founder

Adam is a former Royal Marine, and has over 9 years of commercial experience, working throughout the world delivering security and intelligence solutions for clients ranging from insurance and legal to banking. He has a proven track record in developing and delivering innovative top-level business development strategies and software solution to improve efficiency and reduce costs, coupled with a vast experience in Insurance Fraud Investigations, Business Intelligence, Due Diligence and Surveillance. Adam’s key skills are logistics, operations, problem solving, interpersonal skills and developing and maintaining key relationships at all levels. He is committed to providing an exceptional customer service whilst adhering to set deadlines, targets and business objectives.

David Abraham
CTO

David has over 18 years of industry experience of strategic technical product management and development expertise to market leading corporate intelligence consultants with a specific focus on social networking and big data expertise. Having worked in management roles within a number of leading UK agencies he is well known in the digital circle. He has extensive knowledge of technical strategy and direct hands on management in all aspects of software development within a business. He has designed and built numerous comprehensive software solutions for major brands and household names.

Alex Spann
Commercial Director & Investor

Alex is the standing Commercial Director at Albany Group with a background in commercialising new and disruptive technology products, specifically within the cyber-security sector. He is also founding partner of 7 Capital Partners, a London based VC with a focus on technology enabled businesses. Alex was previously a strategy consultant in Accenture’s global M&A practice focused on devising and implementing growth strategies for technology (specifically cloud computing, media), aerospace & defence and financial institution and clients across the full M&A deal cycle.

Chas Staines
Director of Risk

Chas joined Albany Group from Graff Diamonds International where he was, for seven years, the global risk manager overseeing the introduction, embedding and continued management of a globalized, enterprise wide risk management system. His support to the business strategies saw the company expand from a predominately domestic operation to having over fifty exclusive salons across China, Russia, USA, Australia, Dubai and Europe. Chas has experience of working in the banking, audit and local authorities as well as with SME and high net worth individuals. He holds a BSc (Hons) from Manchester Metropolitan University, is a Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management, holds international qualifications with the Business Continuity Institute and the Institute of Risk Management. He is Freeman of the City of London and a retired Warrant Officer Class One after an operationally active and successful twenty-two years in the British Army.