AssessTech is a technology and training company specialising in all aspects of Competence Management for the Railway Industry.

We believe in Developmental Competence Management, which is a continuous process that achieves lower business risk and a reduction in incident rates through targeted training and development of people.

We supply hosted systems and services to Train Operating Companies, giving them better visibility of their competence related data, which along with complementary training and consulting, means they are better able to assess risk, manage incidents and target spending accordingly.

AssessTech Ltd. was established in 2008 and we are members of the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB).


Gabriel Stroud

Chief Executive Officer

Gabriel is a domain expert on railway, Competence Management and Learning and Development. He’s an experienced trainer and consultant in his own right and is passionate about improving safety on the railway.

Sally Brinkley

Chief Operating Officer

Sally is responsible for sales, marketing and business development. A technical project manager by trade, she also manages the overseas offices and our raltionships with partner organisations.

Jools Enticknap

Chief Technology Officer

Jools is an experienced software engineer and systems architect. He is responsible for the technical architecture of our products and also heads up the development team.


Graham Force

Business Development, APAC

Graham’s 40-year professional railway career has included training, operational, mechanical, and HR roles in the UK, NZ, and Australia. He has experience in everything from the smallest passenger trains to the world’s heaviest freight trains operating on the latest hi-tech railway systems, and maintains qualified train driver status.

Kirt Barooah

Business Development, Middle East

Kirt worked for three years as a consultant in the Middle East and specialises in developing digital solutions for rail operations. He was responsible for scoping and managing the implementation of competence management at Saudi Arabia Rail (SAR) and has a wealth of experience in managing daily operations.

Anna-Marie Taylor

Marketing Associate

Anna-Marie provides Marketing services to AssessTech. She’s the founder of Taylor Communications, a Strategic Marketing and Digital Communications agency, that offers practical, strategic advice. We consider her an important part of the team.


Rob Green

Head of Operations

Rob heads up the Customer Operations Team and is responsible for the smooth delivery of services to our customers. He has a background in delivering technical services to customers in the electronic industry.

Alice Barrett

Technical Account Manager

Alice is part of the Customer Operations Team. She is responsible for setting up systems, delivering bespoke configurations to meet customer requirements and delivering system training.

Patrick Sawkins

Technical Account Manager

Patrick is part of the Customer Operations Team. He is responsible for setting up systems, delivering bespoke configurations to meet customer requirements and delivering system training.

James Pawsey

Customer Operations Specialist

James is part of the Customer Operations Team. He is responsible for setting up systems, delivering bespoke configurations to meet customer requirements and delivering system training.

Olivia Player
Customer Operations Support

Olivia provides support to many of our customers in the UK with their day to day use of ACMS as well as providing backup to the rest of the team. She has recently also taken on the role of assisting the sales and marketing team with publications, events and social media.

Hannah Washer

Project Manager

Hannah’s role is to manage the smooth delivery of new product features to customers. As a former member of our Customer Operations Team she is has an in-depth understanding of our products and is well placed to be the bridge to the other departments within AssessTech.


Leanne Hammond
Head of L&D

Leanne leads the Learning and Development team within AssessTech, managing the day-to-day operations and working closely with the trainers and the management team to ensure AssessTech offers the best training and consulting services. 

Simon Grove

L&D Consultant

Simon joined AssessTech after many years in the Railway Industry. He delivers training across our whole portfolio and also provides consultancy services to our customers on all aspects of Competence Management.

Katrina Thomas

L&D Consultant

Katrina’s expertise lies in the work of Learning and Development. She delivers training for Assessors, IQAs, Instructors and Trainers and spends many hours supporting her candidates.

Gary Howitt

L&D Consultant

Gary joined AssessTech after many years in the Railway Industry working for TOCs as a Driver, Manager and Trainer. He delivers training across our whole portfolio and is especially keen to work with people on incident investigations and development plans.

Lizzie Poulter

L&D Specialist

Lizzie joined AssessTech after 10 years in the education industry.  Her expertise lies with supporting learners and she focuses on the delivery of coaching and instructor training.


Douglas Aitken

L&D Consultant
Doug has 20+ years of experience in the railway working for TOCs, Engineering companies and consultancies. He’s progressed from Guard to Operations Manager via trainer, assessor and standards manager. He now delivers training and consultancy across our whole portfolio.


Jace Bennett
Systems Developer
Jace is our Lead ACMS developer. He is responsible for design, implementation and test of all the new ACMS features as well as the user interface design.
Will Sedgwick

DevOps Lead

Will provides the bridge from the Development team to the Customer Operations Team. He is responsible for the physical platforms and managing everything to do with the data centre.

Stefen Canning
App Developer
Stefen is part of our App Development team, looking after the design, implementation and test of all of our Android and iOS Apps.
Tanya Goshiy
Database Developer
Tanya is our Database Developer. She is responsible for architecture and design of the database as well as implementation of all the system reports.
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