Dave Newick

CEO

Football Coach and CEO at Arken, Dave has over 25 years’ experience in the technology industry. He drives the team to be passionate, pioneering and purposeful in everything we do.

Pippa Shepherd

Head of Customer Engagement

Pippa enjoys long walks and hiking in scenic parts of the country. She leads the commercial team and ensures everyone puts the client at the centre of everything we do.

Wes Smith

Technical Manager

Wes loves to fly model planes in his spare time. He has been working in the legal technology space for almost 30 years. His focus is on developing robust, quality solutions that delight our clients.

Sam Warner

Head of Product

An avid traveller, Sam read law at Cambridge and qualified as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand, she is passionate about how legal tech can benefit estate planning practitioners.

Stacey Moss

Customer Success Manager

Stacey is our resident fashionista. She loves working with clients to find technology solutions that truly benefit their business and helps them achieve their objectives.

Rob Wheeler

Customer Support Executive

Rob loves the cinema and all things film, he is part of the first line support team and helps our clients fix IT issues and find their way around our systems.

Lee Erlank

Customer Support Executive

Lee is a budding musician and talented guitarist. He knows almost everything about Arken's software and helps our clients with small bug fixes and navigating the software.

Becky Lynn

Customer Engagement Consultant

Becky loves to travel to warmer climates, especially somewhere with a beach. She likes to work closely with potential clients to help them explore how technology can support them.

Jess Firbank

Customer Success Manager

Jess loves relaxing walks with her Corgi, Pedro. After Pedro's walkies, she enjoys helping her clients make their technology strategies a success. She delivers monthly training sessions for our users too.

Cormac Dunne

Strategic Relationships Manager

Cormac loves to Ski. When not in the snow, he builds relationships with legal, financial and tech partners for professional integrations.

Anne Marie Whyte

Customer Success Manager

Anne Marie loves Rugby and watching her kids play sports. She has over 20 years' experience in customer service and loves helping clients get the most out of their technology, helping mould it to each clients individual needs.

Pippa Shepherd

Head of Customer Engagement

Pippa enjoys long walks and hiking in scenic parts of the country. She leads the commercial team and ensures everyone puts the client at the centre of everything we do.

Ed Notcutt

Product Manager

Ed loves computer games and works with clients to learn how we can improve our products. He supports the dev team in implementing improvements and provides technical support for clients.

Paul Richardson

Product Manager

In-between work and his kids, Paul likes to hit the gym. He also improves our products user experience and capabilities and supports clients with technical support.

Harriet Betteridge

Senior Solicitor

A keen runner, Harriet is also a full member of STEP. She has been awarded a STEP Worldwide Excellence Award and in 2021 was named as one of Eprivateclient’s Top 35 under 35.

Sam Warner

Head of Product

An avid traveller, Sam read law at Cambridge and qualified as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand, she is passionate about how legal tech can benefit estate planning practitioners.

David Barnes

Ex Chairman of STEP

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (Trustee Diploma in 1964), David is also a Fellow of the Society of Will Writers, a member and former Chairman of STEP Sussex Branch.

Sam Warner

Head of Product

Sam read law at Cambridge and qualified as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand, she is passionate about how legal tech can benefit estate planning practitioners.

Harriet Betteridge

Senior Solicitor

Harriet is a full member of STEP. She has been awarded a STEP Worldwide Excellence Award and in 2021 was named as one of Eprivateclient’s Top 35 under 35.

Ian Bond

Head of Wills & Estates at Thursfields Solicitors

Ian is a Director and Head of Wills & Estates at Thursfields Solicitors and a Member (and former Chair) of the Law Society of England & Wales’ Wills and Equity Committee

Chris Brewer

Retired Senior Partner

Christopher is a practicing solicitor and STEP member. He has been helping us with our Will and Trust software since 2016.

Development Team

Our Dev Team are the Rock Stars of Arken. They're innovative, hard-working and will eat anything left in the fridge.

Catherine Larsen

Head of Talent

Cat loves to travel and has worked in four different countries! Her focus is on finding and hiring the right people for the Arken team and giving people the opportunity to do some of the best work of their career.

Archie

Pawffice Manager

Archie is our very own office Tigger, always bouncing to try and reach for cuddles and to play.

Peanut

Head of Puplic Relations

Peanut is the diva of the office and can be seen trotting from one team member to the next, asking for treats.

Zeus

Junior Pawject Manager

Zeus is the baby of the office. He distracts the team with his cuteness and likes to perform his repertoire of tricks to get a constant flow of biscuits!

Bruce

Head of Security a.k.a The Doorbell

Bruce loves a good scratch behind the ears and makes certain nobody misses the postwoman.

Arthur

Chief Barketing Officer

Arthur ensures everyone in the office sticks to their diets by stealing half of their sandwiches.