The Team

Find out more about the Proof of Trust team

Dean Armstrong QC

Dean Armstrong QC

Chief Executive Officer

Dean Armstrong QC is a highly experienced practitioner who has been involved in some of the highest-profile cases of the past decade. He has been a regular commentator on legal matters for both Sky and BBC TV, as well as on the radio. Dean is a specialist in City and financial regulation and in international data matters.

Commander David Johnston QPM

Commander David Johnston QPM

Chief Operating Officer

A seasoned leader with strategic experience in complex investigations, national security operations, cyber security service delivery, and technology start-ups. As a change manager David has recent experience in heading technology start-ups and developing and building inclusive teams. As a negotiator and influencer he has considerable experience working globally on cross government and C suite negotiations to achieve successful outcomes.

RT.HON. Professor Sir Robin Jacob

RT.HON. Professor Sir Robin Jacob

Head of Intellectual Property

Sir Robin Jacob is a former senior patent judge in the United Kingdom and is one of the rare IP judicial experts in Europe. His judgments have been highly influential and among his major achievements in the English courts has been to streamline procedures in patent cases, which has resulted in a considerable procedure acceleration and cost-reduction. As a result, Sir Robin has helped maintain the UK based courts as the preeminent in Europe, and arguably the world, for settling patent and other IP- related matters.

Neil Loveday

Neil Loveday

Chief Finance Officer (PWC)

Neil Loveday has a background in strategic financial direction, with experience across Europe in operational management within blue-chip start-ups.  As a finance partner to ambitious businesses, his knowledge of best practice, creating and maintaining financial processes, along with aiding the navigation of any external challenges, around a variety of financial issues ensures he meets the needs of his business partners allowing visibility of existing performance and awareness of future opportunities.

Sakhib Waseem

Sakhib Waseem

Chief Innovation Officer

Sakhib Waseem is an executive-level technology expert in the finance sector. Sakhib has consulted a number of top-tier financial institutions including Bank of America, MBNA and the National Australia Group, designing and implementing multiple transformative technology-driven solutions from inception. Sakhib has played a leading role in the design and build of specialist technology and reporting analysis to financial regulatory bodies, as well as designing operational technology platforms driving multi-million dollar savings through efficiency.

Sakhib joins The Proof of Trust as Chief Innovation Officer and is leading on the technology build out of the company.

Kevin Richards

Kevin Richards

CEO of Proof of Assurance, Bermuda

Kevin Richards, MBA, is a dynamic leader with a passion for leveraging technology to transform business. With 15 years of experience in financial services, Kevin brings a wealth of international experience and local expertise.

A Bermuda naitive, Kevin leads the Proof of Trust Bermuda and will focus on expanding the company footprint in the region. Having led Bermuda's business development efforts in technology and economic diversification over the last 5-years, Kevin brings strategic insights into how to leverage Bermuda's strong international business sector to drive fintech adoption in public and private organizations.

With experience spanning banking, energy and insurance sectors, Kevin is well-positioned to lead the Proof of Trust in Bermuda and the Caribbean.

Adam Ali

Adam Ali

Chief Compliance Officer

Adam is an experienced business consultant, specializing in; operational management and compliance in both the Financial and technology sector.
As Chief Compliance Officer Adam is responsible for managing risk and compliance within the organization, ensuring alignment across multiple jurisdictions ensuring business alignment in accordance with regulatory policies. Prior to The Proof of Trust, Adam provided business consultation within the financial sector to such corporations as MBNA, LBG & CYBG, providing operational delivery under strict regulatory conditions managing multiple sites across the UK.
Throughout his career, he has accomplished multi-million dollar cost savings by way of operational efficiencies and process engineering.

Dr. Sam Kelly

Dr. Sam Kelly

Head of Research & Development

Sam is an accomplished nuclear physics PhD and mathematics graduate, with multiple publications on the topics of nuclear structure and technical development. During Sam’s career in nuclear physics, he made the very first measurements in history of unexpected relative production yields of nuclear isomeric states, within the ytterbium isotope chain.

Thad Cox

Thad Cox

Executive Creative Director

Thad is one of the most sought after branding experts in the UK having worked at Leo Burnett and Saatchi & Saatchi on global brands like Kellogg's, McDonald’s, Nintendo and international superstars like Conor McGregor and JJ Watt.