James Thoden van Velzen
Chief Executive Officer UK and Ireland
James Thoden van Velzen joined Apleona in July 2017 as Chief Executive of UK and Ireland, with responsibility for all day-to-day operations.
In his previous role as CEO of SPIE UK, James was responsible for overseeing major projects including the Upper Thames Street Tunnel LED lighting system and energy management for TATE Galleries, as the business grew from c£200m to c£600m turnover in just seven years. A graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, James worked as Operations Director at Carillion, Facilities Director at Aspire Defence Services and Managing Director at Interserve FM, before joining SPIE in 2010.