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Tim Rodber

Tim Rodber

Chief Executive Officer (Global)

Tim joined The Instant Group in 2013 to lead the company in its growth as a dynamic, innovative and client centric solutions provider. He brings a wealth of experience in the outsourcing industry, most recently as CEO of the Americas business for global firm Williams Lea, and has been personally responsible for delivering outsourced solutions to many of the key FTSE 100 and S&P 500 companies.

Prior to this, Tim was Managing Director at London based marketing and communications company Rodber Thorneycroft Ltd, which was acquired by Williams Lea in 2003. Tim began his career as an Army officer and as a successful international rugby player having played for Northampton Saints between 1989 and 2001. Tim appeared 44 times for England, twice for the British and Irish Lions and was a Rugby World Sevens Cup Winner.

James Booth

James Booth

Chief Financial Officer (Global)

James brings best in class financial controls to our business and is focused on delivering added value for our clients. He joins The Instant Group from the Choice Care Group, a private equity owned business that successfully recapitalised at the end of 2013.

Prior to that James spent the early part of his career at PwC before spending eight years with Phoenix Equity Partners working with a wide range of companies on their strategic, financial and operational effectiveness. Having been a Board Director for various private equity backed businesses James brings exceptional experience to The Instant Group’s Executive Team.

Chartered Accountant BSc (Hons), Business Economics and Accountancy (University of Southampton)

Lyndsay Hardwick

Lyndsay Hardwick

Chief Operations Officer (Global)

Lyndsay’s approach to delivering excellence drives optimum value and service delivery for our clients. Leading our global operations, Lyndsay is responsible for driving innovation and expanding our client proposition, ensuring quality and value are optimised in our services and supply chain, whilst also delivering best in class operational practices.

An experienced and engaging business leader, Lyndsay brings 17 years’ experience from the Williams Lea Group, a global business process outsourcing company. There she held various key strategic and operational positions, working with numerous blue chip clients and playing an instrumental role in the growth and globalisation of the business.

Will Duncan

Will Duncan

General Counsel & Corporate Development Director (Global)

Will joined Instant in 2014 in a legal and corporate development role, focused on helping Instant drive innovation through its client workspace solutions from a commercial and contractual perspective, whilst also developing Instant’s global delivery capability.

With over 20 years of experience in corporate and commercial legal matters, Will was previously General Counsel at Williams Lea holding responsibility for all legal, contractual and corporate matters globally over a ten year period. Prior to that, Will worked at international city law firm Bird & Bird, specialising in M&A, private equity, corporate and commercial law.

John Williams

John Williams

Chief Marketing Officer (Global)

Bringing extensive experience in the commercial property market, John joined The Instant Group in 2015 to spearhead our marketing team and support the rapid growth of the business both on and offline.

John previously worked for Knight Frank where he held the role of Head of PR and Social Media for three years. Prior to Knight Frank he worked for numerous property clients whilst working for agency MHP Communications, including Land Securities, Brookfield, Bovis, National House Building Council, and L&Q.

Mark Turner

Chief Technology Officer (Global)

Mark has over 20 years’ experience in technology and related strategy and transformation. Recently Mark led the technology change and transformation across London Underground, delivering major digital & technology solutions for TfL staff and the travelling public.

Prior Mark was responsible for applications and change within UBM, focussing on monetising digital, data and core business and finance systems. A proven technology leader, his main focus at Instant is supporting and contributing to the global growth of the organisation in terms of client and internal technology solutions, digital and data.

Michelle Bodick

Michelle Bodick

Managing Director, Sales and Marketing (Americas)

A highly experienced marketing and business development professional, Michelle joined The Instant Group in 2014 to support the growth of our business in the US and develop and maximise new opportunities.

Before joining The Instant Group, Michelle spent 8 years with Williams Lea, a global BPO provider, in marketing leadership roles. She most recently held the position of Head of Global Marketing for Williams Lea and Tag Worldwide, which was acquired by Williams Lea in 2012. Prior to Williams Lea, Michelle spent more than 10 years with Gartner Inc, a leading technology, research and consulting provider. Michelle spent 8 years in Global Account Management roles and 2 years leading the Gartner consulting SMB sales channel.

John Duckworth

John Duckworth

Managing Director (UK & EMEA)

John leads Instant in the UK & EMEA, a business providing companies with flexible office solutions and advice through our Serviced, Managed and Enterprise services.

Previously John was at JLL where he held various senior roles in London, Warsaw/CEE, and Paris over an 18 year period. Before joining Instant, John sat on the UK Board with responsibility for the Corporate Services and Project Management + Design & Build businesses.

Matt Dawson

Matt Dawson

Strategic Sales Consultant (UK & EMEA)

Matt has been working with The Instant Group since 2014 to expand the knowledge and expertise of our team and continue to grow the range of solutions we offer our clients. Matt brings with him considerable business experience and a large network of multi-national contacts.

Prior to The Instant Group, Matt spent four years at global food and facilities provider Sodexo, developing their staff engagement programmes and working as a Health Ambassador, a role which he continues.

Matt’s early career was spent as a successful international rugby player, playing for the Northampton Saints and London Wasps between 1991 and 2006. Matt toured three times with the British and Irish Lions as well as being part of England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup winning side. Since retiring from Rugby, Matt has forged a successful career in television and media which continues to play an important role in his life with commitments including Question of Sport, Radio 5 Live and BT Sport.

Joe Taylor

Joe Taylor

Executive Director, Client Solutions (UK & EMEA)

Joe has been at Instant for over 9 years in a number of roles across the business, starting in online broking in 2011 and going on to lead our successful managed office team before being promoted to Head of Business Development in 2019.

Joe has been instrumental in significant client solutions over recent years, including Jaguar Land Rover in Budapest, and Microfocus in Paris and Utrecht, whilst continuing to develop accounts such as Highways England.

Lucy Watts

Lucy Watts

Executive Director, Operator & Landlord Solutions (UK & EMEA)

Lucy is responsible for our Landlord and Operator solutions, with over 14 years’ at The Instant Group and a wealth of industry knowledge and relationships with our partners. She previously headed up the broking division working with both SMEs and large corporates.

Lucy currently leads Instant’s flexible workspace data & breakthrough insights service, leveraging Instant’s unique market position and 20 years’ worth of data on the flexible workspace market. This helps landlords, operators, agents and investors gain insight on the sector which drives growth, investment and performance improvement across existing portfolios.

Gavin Foreman

Gavin Foreman

Executive Director of Client Accounts (UK & EMEA)

With over 18 years’ experience of the flexible workspace sector, Gavin runs the Managed team at Instant. He has worked on some of The Instant Group’s largest projects to date and specialises in developing solutions for clients that redefine the way in which they approach the procurement, financing, delivery and management of workspace across EMEA.

Gavin is passionate about using Instant’s workspace data to develop total cost of occupation, (TCO) information in order that clients can compare the entire flexible market accurately and procure solutions that best support their business objectives on time and on budget.

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Sean Lynch

Managing Director (Asia-Pacific)

Sean joined The Instant Group in 2015 to lead our expansion in the Asia Pacific region and cater for the increase in client demand for flexible workspace solutions. He brings nearly 20 years’ experience, predominantly in the outsourced services sector in the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific. This includes nearly five years as Operations Director, Asia Pacific for global business process outsourcing firm Williams Lea, where he led delivery and implementation of services for clients across the region.

More recently, Sean has held client leadership roles in New Zealand, where he worked for regional technology firms Fronde and Datacom.

Lee Casbolt

Lee Casbolt

Senior Director

Lee has worked with a number of global FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 companies and has a strong track record in delivering workspace solutions on time, to scale and budget. In his time at The Instant Group, he has also supported the development of our partnerships with real estate firms including CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, enabling us to provide clients with valuable data and insight across global markets.

Lee has over 20 years’ experience in the industry, having held various senior management roles in the property, hotel and leisure sectors across Europe and North America, including key positions at Regus and the Alternative Hotel Group.

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