The purpose of the Board is to be ultimately responsible for the business strategy and the financial robustness of the Group. They are required to monitor performance and establish a governance structure and practices which facilitate effective decision making and good governance.
To enable the members of the Board to discharge these responsibilities, they have full and timely access to all relevant information and attend regular Board meetings. All Directors are shareholders in the business, and have allocated sufficient time to the Group to discharge their responsibilities effectively.
Executive Chairman & Founder
Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of the ICAEW and ACCA.
After working with KPMG fo...
Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of the ICAEW and ACCA.
After working with KPMG for six years in audit & accounting, he started his Accounting Practice. During this time, he worked closely with a firm of Management Consultants, advising a select portfolio of clients in Finance & Business Strategy, M&As, and Exit Planning.
Chris sold his Practice to join the management team of one of his clients and held various senior positions, including CFO, COO and Strategy Director of several businesses in Healthcare Recruitment and an Internet Incubator.
Chris is an expert in growing and scaling businesses using the 3P approach of integrating People, Processes, and Platforms.
He started QX in 2003 with a small team of 5. That team has grown to over 2,400 talented professionals providing outsourced accounting, recruitment, IT and business transformation advisory services to clients in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and Australia.
Group Chief Executive Officer
Frank Robinson joined QX Global Group in January 2019 as Group Commercial Director, having previously held senior sales and marketing roles with some of the UK’s largest and fastest growing food businesses – for the last 15 years at Board level.
He was promoted to Group CEO in October 2019, and is responsible for leading the Executive Board and the senior leadership team in the day-to-day running of the Company’s business, consistent with the strategy and commercial objectives agreed by the Board.
Frank graduated from Sheffield City Polytechnic with BTEC Business Studies and has since gained an Executive MBA from ECR Europe’s Progressive Management Programme, where he studied at INSEAD, Paris; Wharton University, Pennsylvania; St Gallen University, Switzerland; MSU, Germany; and London Business School.
He lives in Scarborough, North Yorkshire with his wife, Amanda, where you will often see him riding his vintage Lambretta scooter around the seafront. He loves to cook and have friends around for dinner. He follows his Dad’s keen interest in distance walking and is a long-suffering Leeds United fan.
Phil is the Chief Transformation Officer of QX Global Group, and Chief Executive Officer of Chazey Partners. He has more than 25 years of experience in Finance, Shared Services, Technology, and Outsourcing.
Prior to Chazey Partners, he was Group VP and CFO of Cendant TDS International, which encompassed all areas of Finance across four continents, including Decision Support, Financial Planning & Analysis, Controllership, and Financial plus certain HR Shared Services. Prior to Cendant, Phil was VP Finance and Corporate Controller at 3Com Corporation.
He led far-reaching organizational, technology, service delivery, and business process improvement initiatives resulting in the global roll-out of ERP solutions and Shared Services encompassing Finance, HR, Supply Chain, Logistics and Customer Support.
Phil is a Chartered Accountant and has a BA Honors Degree in Economics from the University of Exeter. He is a member of Financial Executives International (FEI).
He is an avid runner and recently appeared in a television commercial about Robotic Process Automation, presented to an audience of over 1 million US households.
Chief Financial Officer
Snehal Patel, a Chartered Accountant has over 15 years of exposure in multi-cultural environments spearheading Corporate Finance. With hands-on experience in financial controlling & accounting, auditing, advisory, managing IFRS/ Ind-AS assignments and proficiency in formulating financial policies & strategies, he has played a transformational role in optimizing the financial journey of QX.
Snehal’s primary area of expertise includes conducting statutory audits, internal audit, consolidation assignment, and tax audits for manufacturing, engineering, oil and gas, power, pharmaceutical and other sectors.
He has held critical positions at Deloitte and Sintex where he applied his planning and financial acumen to increase revenues, reduce costs and drive financial and operational deliverables.
A stickler for detail, his knowledge of international markets places him in good stead to look after the financial positioning of QX Global Group.
SVP - Employee Experience
Rachel Thomas oversees and drives the strategic global Employee Experience for QX Global group. She has served as a leader in various marketing & commercial roles for 15 years and since the last decade, she has focused on the human side, working across many sectors including Food & Drink, Health & Beauty, Schools & Universities, Charities & Technology across the UK, USA, Australia & India.
Rachel’s core objective has always been to inspire organisations to empower and engage their people and amplify the power of teamwork, to support a high performance work culture. At QX, she leads business growth and transformation through the lens of people. She manages various functions including recruitment, succession planning, learning and career development, diversity & belonging, wellbeing, employee engagement, pay and benefits and employee relations.
A strategic & creative thinker, with a wealth of leadership experience, passionate about understanding and getting the best out of people, delivering a quality service that makes a difference.
Chief Strategy Officer
Pom Chakravarti is QX’s Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for all aspects of the company’s strategy and growth, including ventures, geographic expansion, new service verticals, and acquisitions.
Pom joined QX in 2005 and has worked on multiple roles within the group’s businesses in the UK, India and Ireland. His career at QX started with roles in service delivery operations, moving on to support and spearhead various other business functions before eventually stepping into a more strategic role of working closely with the Group CEO and the QX Board to focus on business strategies.
With 17 years of experience in Shared Services and GBS solutions, Pom is also responsible for working with clients and internal departments to design solutions that accelerate growth through the use of efficient operating models. In this role, he helps clients overcome any challenges they might face while setting up GBS or Shared Service teams.
As the Chief Strategy Officer, Pom has a dual role of ensuring QX meets its strategic ambitions while also providing consulting and advisory support to our clients, ranging from Partners at accountancy firms to CFO and CXO-level executives in mid-to-large enterprises. He frequently speaks at various forums in the UK with outsourcing industry peers. In recent months, he has been focusing on M&A opportunities to drive the inorganic growth plans of QX Global Group.
Pom is a management graduate with a specialisation in Finance & Marketing. He has been based out of our London office since 2017.
CEO – F&A and RPO divisions
Mahesh is an industry veteran with 18+ years of experience in the field, and one of the very first employees of QX Ltd, having been with the company since 2004.
As the CEO of QX Finance & Accounting Services and QX Recruitment Services, Mahesh focuses on delivering value-added, transformative services that fuel client success. Over the years, he has worked closely with CFOs, FDs and finance leaders, enabling them to leverage the Shared Services and GBS models, set up high-performing offshore teams and transforming their finance functions.
He supports and guides a team of over 800 accountants, payroll specialists and recruitment professionals to deliver comprehensive support to businesses from a range of industries, including recruitment, student accommodation healthcare, manufacturing, and wine & spirits.
Under Mahesh’s leadership, the team have a track record of 100% successful transitions and are renowned for their commitment and ability to deliver as per set SLAs. Consequently, most of the business growth has come from referrals by satisfied and loyal clients.
Mahesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has since graduated from IIM Ahmedabad’s prestigious Senior Management Program. He is also a PRINCE2 Practitioner, with skills that allow him to optimise the efficiency of operations.
Chief Customer Officer
Akhilesh has over 18 years of experience in the BPM industry in various management positions and, as the Chief Customer Officer for the Group, he is now actively working with our clients in the UK and the US markets helping them set up their Recruitment and F&A operations offshore. Highly influential and well-liked in the industry, Akhilesh is responsible for sales across multi-regions, consisting of all Recruitment and Finance & Accounting customers.
Akhilesh is a customer-centric, goal-oriented leader with diverse leadership experience gained through his roles in operations and sales and by working with several BPM companies. His experience in international business operations places QX Global Group in an optimal position to expand and develop its business in a fast paced environment.
When he’s not helping clients transform their business operations you can find him at the gym working out or playing various sports.
CEO, QX Accounting Services
Sagar Ahuja, an ACCA qualified chartered Accountant and an MBA from Cardiff University, UK, has over 16 years of leadership experience in finance and accounts outsourcing. An accounting outsourcing evangelist, his views and opinions have been covered in reputed international magazines and publications for accountants.
He has a successful and proven track record of spearheading the development of multidisciplinary teams that are committed to client servicing, establishing business and stakeholder objectives while delivering growth and profitability.
Over the years, he has worked very closely with Partners and Directors of Large, Medium and Small Accounting Firms while establishing their business processes successfully, and helping them to make outsourcing an integral part of their practice.
At QX, he is a board member and leads QX Accounting Services’ efforts to grow its presence across target geographies with a robust, reputable, and sustainable business footprint while establishing QXAS as the go-to accounting outsourcing services provider for clients.
Shailaja comes with over three decades of experience in the IT and ITeS space. She has held executive leadership positions in global organisations like GE Capital International Services, HCL BPO, SITEL, Steria and Hays Business Solutions.
A proven leader in steering strategic goals of organisations towards successful implementation and achieving target RoI, Shailaja has helped several large corporations set up successful Indian operations.
As an Advisor to the QX Board, she supports the organization in identifying new business opportunities across geographies and bringing in progressive solutions, scalable technology, and operations platforms resilient to an ever-transforming macroeconomic business environment. She also lends her expertise in operational governance and practices enabling QX to stay competitive in achieving its strategic goals.
Shailaja’s core expertise lies in Operations management, Risk Management, Strategic Business Development, and Quality standards across diverse segments. These include BFSI, RPO/HRO, Retail, Utilities, Supply Chain Management, Telecom, IT Operations, IT App Development, and Support.
She is a graduate with professional qualifications in Business Management-IMD Lausanne, Switzerland, Operations Management-McGill University-Montreal, Finance and Strategy-Ashridge University-UK, and Certified Green Belt in Six Sigma.
Shailaja has been lauded for her leadership skills in various forums and organizations and has contributed her insights in panel discussions and electronic media.
A widely travelled hiking and trekking aficionado, she revels in nature and its bounties.
Kate is the Company Secretary at QX and has worked with the business since Chris Robinson founded it in 2003. She supports the day-to-day administrative functions of the business, including compliance and finance. Additionally, she manages the QX Head Office in Skipton, working with her team to support our global offices and clients as and when required.
She possesses more than 20 years of experience in the payroll sector, PAYE, and other HMRC compliance and brings with her the knowledge and insights from working with a range of payroll sizes and client types. She joined QX Ltd as Payroll Manager and is known within the company as the “payroll guru”. Before joining QX Ltd, Kate was part of a payroll team within one of the UK’s largest medical recruitment agencies which supplies locums into the NHS.
Kate has excellent attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple clients’ payrolls seamlessly and accurately while maintaining up-to-date knowledge of associated legislation, processes, and protocols.