Our Team

Lloyd Stafford

Managing Director

Lloyd started Athena Commercial 6 years ago to bring best practice techniques, systems thinking and transparency to the commercial and procurement industries. Prior to establishing Athena Commercial, Lloyd worked for 10 years for an international defence contractor and has provided consultancy for many leading international companies such as Accenture, Fujitsu and Babcock. He has also worked extensively within the SME sector, providing consultancy, project delivery and business advice.

John Harding

Consulting Director

John is our Consulting Director and resident Commercial Management & Procurement expert. Following 7 years as a commercial estimator and cost modeller for an international defence contractor, John set up his own business leading senior engagements for Goodrich, Roxel and AMETEK in Aerospace . More recently John has been engaged as Head of Commercial for the UK MoD, Client Executive for Fujitsu and as a specialist commercial advisor for both the UK Home Office and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Simon Todd

Transformation Director

Simon is our Transformation Director with an outstanding record in delivering technology transformation projects across various industries including with Capgemini, ARM and Arriva. He set up and sold a multi million pound technology solutions business between 2017 and 2020 and has followed that up advising a number of tech start ups. He now joins our team as our Transformation Director driving value for money, bleeding edge and people focused transformations cross sector.

Selina Flemming

Procurement Director

Selina is our Procurement Director with an exemplary record in delivering procurements for TFL, MOD, NHS and DSTL resulting in over £10m in savings. She has worked alongside leading scientists at DSTL and worked on Counter Terrorism & Security projects executing complex requirements and multi-national contracts. Regularly advising senior stakeholders on commercial strategy and complex legal issue she is dedicated to driving value for money across the board.

About Athena Commercial

Athena Commercial has been established since 2014, and we have delivered a broad range of analytics and consultancy projects in both the public and private sector.

We have helped a wide range of clients on a variety of projects including:

Spend Analytics project completed and delivery of savings plan for a £40m revenue SME.

Multiple IT outsourcing consulting assignments, for FTSE 100 clients in sectors including Defence, Financial Services, Public Sector and Facilities Management

Bid consultancy, contract risk assessments and commercial process implementation for £40m revenue technology business

IOT / Cloud Procurement consultancy for worldwide heating and boiler brand, utilising Microsoft Azure capabilities.

Strategic Sourcing & Deal Negotiation in IT & Telco for FTSE 100 Science & Technology brand.

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