EPIC reinforces operations team with Danielle Smith appointment

EPIC Risk Management has named Danielle Smith as the consultancy’s Director of Operations, taking over from her predecessor, Pete Wallis

As part of her new role, Smith, who arrives with extensive experience of life within the Armed Forces, will see her enable and support other pillars with an HR and admin focus, coordinating the operations within the company to support client-facing pillars.

Furthermore, her role will include work on key projects, including the implementation of a new staff intranet and looking at the company’s longer-term facilities needs.

On her appointment, Smith noted: “I’ve come into EPIC at quite an interesting point. There are lots of really tasty projects ongoing and lots of opportunity and potential for the future, so it’s really exciting. I’m super happy to be here, get on board and get involved in the growth of the business.

“What attracted me to EPIC is the passion that everyone has. Passion runs through the company, no matter what level you’re at. Making that difference to people and delivering that impact is really what sold it to me.”

Danielle is part of a trio of recruits to the company, with two additional posts having also just been created. Josiah Ojofeitimi has also accepted a role as business development consultant, while Abby Barlow-Lloyd assumes the role of business administration apprentice.

EPIC’s Senior Director, John Millington, expressed delighted that the company has been able to confirm a key appointment.

“We are very pleased to welcome Danielle to EPIC at a time of real growth for the company, not just in the UK but in key global territories like the USA and Australia,” he added.

“Her experience and skills are a perfect fit for the role, and her efficiency and positivity are fantastic traits for someone who will be an important go-to figure for so many pillars within the business.

“We look forward to seeing how her expertise in delivering key infrastructure projects helps to improve the processes and day-to-day organisation for the benefit of the whole company, as we continue the rapid global expansion of both our people and our projects.”