Hat-trick of promotions at Code in leadership reshuffle

February 19, 2021

One of the key reasons Code is so brilliant is our people, so we're delighted to announce several promotions as we continue to evolve our team around the needs of our client partners.

Rob Jones has become joint Managing Director, Gemma Handley has been promoted to Commercial Director and Claire Kerley has moved up to Delivery Director.

A familiar face to many, Rob has been with the agency for more than 13 years and was previously Client Services Director. He will now oversee the delivery of Code's core products and services, while co-Managing Director Louis Georgiou focuses on the agency's burgeoning Agile coaching and organisational design and transformation division.

Rob has been instrumental in helping to maintain many of our long-standing relationships with clients, including Hillarys that have now been a client partner for more than 13 years.

"To have the opportunity to work alongside Louis to lead Code into its next phase of growth is incredibly exciting and I look forward to delivering a refreshed focus on the development and delivery of digital products supported by such an exceptional team.  We have the capability and vision to make real our ambition to be the partner of choice for digital products and services businesses, which will enhance our reputation as one of the best, and most fun, digital product studios to work with in the UK."

As part of the senior management reshuffle, Gemma Handley has also been promoted to Commercial Director.

Previously Operations Manager, Gemma has been integral in leading Code's internal and continual development throughout the past three years and we're sure she'll thrive within her new role.

"I couldn't be more excited to start the next chapter of my career and the next chapter of Code alongside some of the most talented, incredible human beings."

To complete the hat-trick of promotions, Claire Kerley has made the move up to Delivery Director from Head of Delivery.

Joining as Product Owner just over four years ago, Claire has been key in embedding agile and lean practices throughout the Studio, and delivering outstanding digital products for our partners.

"I'm looking forward to help shape the next generation of Code and evolve the end to end delivery experience alongside the rest of our brilliant team!"

Louis Georgiou, Co-managing Director, said:

"The role of our studio has evolved in recent years to meet the fast-changing needs of client partners. Not only do ambitious businesses come to us for the design and engineering of better digital experiences, but increasingly for coaching and consultancy where we support tech leaders with organisational change, agile transformation processes and helping them to create a culture that optimises effectiveness.

While 2020 was challenging for all, it has put our services front and centre for many businesses looking to accelerate the value we can achieve from their digital experiences and to operate with agility and speed. We're in a great position to drive growth for Code this year and to continue to build on the successful changes we've implemented as a result of the pandemic.

"Our success has always been through our brilliant people and the exceptional talent we have within the studio, and I'm delighted to announce these promotions, Congratulations to Rob, Gemma and Claire who will continue to create a fantastic future for Code within the senior leadership team." 

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