Leadership

Eukleia's board is comprised of senior professionals with many years of experience in the training services sector. 


Patrick Thompson BSc (Econ), FCISI - Chief Executive Officer

Patrick has over 25 years of financial services experience. In his early career, he spent time as a commodities trader, an exchange regulator, and as a compliance director. In 1993, he co-founded Hyperion Training, a leading exam preparation company, which was subsequently sold to BPP. He then became an Executive Director at Complinet Ltd (now Thomson Reuters) where he set up their training business. In 2005, he co-founded Eukleia.

Aside from his leadership role, Patrick remains actively involved in both online and classroom delivery, where he has particular focus on ethics training, and market and business conduct issues.

Patrick is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments and a past Chairman of the Institute’s Integrity and Ethics Committee. He is an alumnus of the London School of Economics.



Simon Cooper MA, MBA - Chief Financial Officer

Simon heads up the financial, commercial and technology functions at Eukleia.

Before co-founding Eukleia, he had over 15 years of general commercial and management experience with GE and Texas Instruments. During his career, he has been especially involved in the application of technology to support business applications.

At Eukleia, Simon is responsible for the development of Eukleia's technology and tools to support quality assurance and process improvement. He oversees developments on Eukleia's LMS and supervises current developments in HTML5 authoring and use of rapid development tools.  He also plays an active role in authoring content and managing projects, especially on broader GRC topics such as code of conduct, sustainability and supply chain management.  

Simon is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. 



Sue West MCIPD, MCMI - Chief Operating Officer

For close to 25 years, Sue has collaborated with global corporate clients to support training of the highest standard. Initially joining the education and training team at the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, Sue then established the service team at Hyperion Training, and later the corporate service team at BPP Professional Education. Sue brought her expertise in tailored service solutions to Eukleia in February 2013.

Sue has championed service and programme management, leading Eukleia’s team of managers to ensure that the highest quality is a key client delivery. It is a goal which she still passionately pursues, in addition to her duties as COO.

 
 
 


Michael Sacks MA (Hons) - Chief Learning Officer

Michael graduated with Honours in Jurisprudence from Oxford University. After qualifying as a solicitor at Dibb Lupton Alsop, he moved to Warner Cranston where he was an associate in the Corporate, Commercial and Finance Department.

In 2000, Michael joined Hyperion Training, where he was Head of Regulation. He wrote and presented numerous public and in-house courses on regulation and business ethics, and prepared candidates for the Securities Institute Regulation and Compliance examination.

Michael joined Complinet in January 2003 where he specialised in designing e-learning courses and providing tailored classroom training. Whilst at Complinet, Michael wrote ‘Financial Services Regulation – A Practical Guide’ which was endorsed by Callum McCarthy, then Chairman of the FSA.

As Chief Learning Officer at Eukleia, Michael leads the firm’s approach to instructional design. He is also Eukleia’s specialist on all financial crime topics. He is the author of the firm’s Anti-Bribery course which has been completed by more than one million learners globally.

 

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