Advisory Board

The Gallanach Advisory Board consists of leading executives from across sectors. The Board provides strategic and operational insight and scrutiny to Gallanach leadership and Board Members advise on complex client projects.

Ayo Akintola – Managing Director, Oddbins

Ayo has been Managing Director of Oddbins since 2011.  He has led the revival of this iconic brand through a relentless focus on the quality of their wine, engaging directly with customers through innovative digital and in-store campaigns and by adoption of honest and consistent pricing.

Numerous awards have followed as well as a growing reputation for disruption of the supermarket discounted wine hegemony.  He brings strategic thinking, a deep understanding of brand identity and forensic financial management to Gallanach and its clients.

Pim Piers – Exit, funding & turnaround Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director in growth businesses.  Non Executive Director and Board adviser

Pim has held executive director positions in growth businesses including, TBN International (social enterprise), Microsoft; uSwitch and Multimap.

He is a former investment banker at Barings and Deutsche Bank and was an auditor at Deloitte.  He has Board member experience with Family Action, British Refugee Council and Cranstoun Drug Services. He is a qualified chartered accountant with a MBA from London Business School.

Kim Lloyd – UK Supply Chain Director at Philips Lighting

Kim has an impressive senior leadership track record developed over 20 years within the global product supply function of Fortune 50 Global FMCG.

She has provided exceptional results within the UK, international and global roles, demonstrating cultural awareness and sensitivity in delivering results across regional/national borders.

Her responsibilities have covered operations, logistics and manufacturing, senior management, organisation effectiveness, change management, lean principles, diversity and Inclusion, mentoring and life coaching, Functional and People leadership.  Kim is also an experienced NED/Trustee.


Norman’s pragmatism and no-nonsense approach has kept the Charity going long enough to ensure the multi-million pound asset we have, can be used for the purposes it was designed for.

We went through some difficult times but with Norman’s insight and support we secured a merger and the future now looks much more positive.

Steven Clarke, Chair, Smile Support and Care