Meet the Consilium Crew


Richard Abrams

Managing Director

Richard’s background has always been in the computing industry. Since graduation he consulted on Novell Netware for a leading partner before branching out in business on his own, helping enterprise clients manage the transition from legacy technologies. As one of Consilium’s co-founders, combined with Richard’s technical and business background, he is the glue that keeps the technical and commercial side of the business aligned.


Steven Brown

Sales Director

Steven has worked in the IT industry since leaving university at 21 after studying law. He has exclusively worked within the business side of IT and has built up a wealth of experience in commercial account management, business development and solution selling to a variety of clients. In addition Steven gained valuable industry and management experience when he had a 2 year hiatus working as an Executive Search Consultant for one of Scotland’s largest Executive Search practices. Outside of work Steven is a family man and a keen swimmer. He also ensures our support department is kept busy by his ability to ‘break technology’. Steven now works with paper, a pen and carrier pigeons.


Stuart Beattie

Technical Director

Beginning his IT career at age 10 in front of a ZX81, Stuart has been working in IT consultancy since leaving university in 1994. Covering a mix of infrastructure work and development, he is uniquely positioned to add value to solutions by mixing elements of both. He currently consults primarily in Altiris, Enterprise Vault and Sharepoint, but with his length of experience also allows him to work in many other areas. Out of the office Stuart is never far from a computer, but also has interests in DIY and pretending to keep fit.


David Hood

Technical Director

David initially cut his teeth in the IT world in the dark lands of Cobol programming, however he soon changed to networking when he regularly had to configure PCs for Doom deathmatch games in his office at the time. His primary interests are in virtualization and systems management, regularly to be found deploying VMWare and the Microsoft System management stack. He bemoans the lack of Netware these days, and VLMs.