Management

Andrew-Povey-CEOAndrew Povey – CEO

Andrew has 30 years of experience in telecoms across both the infrastructure & enterprise sectors. He has held numerous senior management positions including as a member of Marconi’s senior leadership team, Managing Director of Damovo’s Benelux business plus senior positions at Avaya. His main expertise lies in building international businesses through both direct and indirect channel strategies. Andrew also has experience as a non-exec director and more recently has been advising both start-up & larger companies across various sectors including 5G networks & infrastructure, customer experience & call centre optimisation, data analytics, and fintech. Andrew holds an honors degree in Business Management, having completed his thesis on the evolving strategies of cable and telecommunications operators.

Darren MartinDarren Martin – Head of Product Strategy & Portfolio

Darren leads Aria’s products & solutions portfolio. He has worked in the Telecommunications Industry for over 20 years, beginning his career in Tier 1 operators, Eir and Vodafone, as a network planner and OSS manager. He has since brought his deep network technology & operations experience to product management roles in software vendors, acting as the key advocate for the network users, and providing the user perspective to all product designs and solutions.
Darren has built comprehensive OSS tools and solutions in both start-up companies as well as in large Tier-1 organisations Oracle and Netsure.

4Douglas Gracie – Chief Operations Officer

Douglas has over 25 years of experience in delivering complex telecommunications COTS products to the global telecommunications sector. Douglas has built Professional Services organisations in start-up companies as well as transforming teams to be partner-centric and partner led for project implementation and consulting services. Douglas’ career includes 10 years based in Asia/Pacific and the US with Tier-1 experience at BT, Cramer, Telcordia and Clarity.

Archie WadeDr Archie Wade – Chief Technology Officer

Archie has worked in AI, optimisation and automation for over 15 years, across academia and industry. He has worked for a variety of companies with a particular focus on research and solutions for telecoms, supply-chains and lean manufacturing. During his five years at Aria, Archie has led work with the TMForum and the ETSI Experiential Networked Intelligence ISG, alongside work developing core IP, product and customer solutions.