Meet the SOC.OS Team

Dave Mareels CEO at SOC.OS



Following a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Dave joined BAE Systems’ engineering leadership programme working across military aircraft, maritime and cyber domains, before taking on SOC.OS in 2018. When not working, he enjoys travelling, basketball, BBQs and private tutoring.

Neil Starling COO at SOC.OS



Neil has spent the previous 12 years working in technology consulting across data, digital and cyber; with the last two years developing SOC.OS. He holds a Doctorate in Environmental Engineering. When not working, Neil enjoys spending time with his young family, going to the gym, and is an avid gamer.

Craig Hattersley CTO at SOC.OS



An experienced lead software engineer with a passion and drive for great products. Over twenty years’ experience working in defence, national security and commercial solutions. CEng (MIET), GCHQ approved Cyber Security MSc and accredited Scrum Master.

Alix Wilcock Lead Software Engineer at SOC.OS


Lead Software Engineer

After completing a PhD in particle physics in 2015, Alix joined BAE Systems where she worked as a Software Engineer on government projects before joining the SOC.OS team. Outside work, she enjoys running, horse riding and volunteers as a STEM ambassador.

Ben Trew Lead Data Engineer at SOC.OS


Lead Data Engineer

Following a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering, Ben gained experience in enterprise-scale cyber incident response at BAE Systems, before moving on to R&D and innovation projects in the cyber domain, where his SOC.OS journey began. He enjoys snowboarding, home brewing, and travel photography.

Davinia Young Experience Design Director at SOC.OS


Experience Design Director

A catalyst for innovation and design thinking. 15 years driving vision and design for Combat Air Space, Cyber Security, Defence and FinTech companies in EU, Silicon Valley and the UK. Green Tea lover. Collector of moments. Always Yogi-in-chief.

Joe Hanvy Lead Software Engineer at SOC.OS


Lead Software Engineer

After a degree in Physics in 2010 Joe began programming software for mass spectrometers. He has worked in various Engineering, Data Analytics and Software Engineering roles in maritime, renewable energy, and cyber security, before joining the SOC.OS team in late 2018.

Orion Mathews Software Engineer at SOC.OS


Software Engineer

Raised in Kenya and passionate about problem-solving to help society. Orion graduated from Imperial College London with a Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He specialized in software engineering and machine learning, before joining the SOC.OS team in 2020. He enjoys chess, travel, and all things tech.

Vince Murray On-boarding and Customer Support Lead at SOC.OS


On-boarding and Customer Support Lead

With a background in Computer Science and AI from the University of Birmingham, Vince has spent the last 15 years focused on providing excellent customer and stakeholder experiences, across the public and digital sectors. Away from work, he enjoys cycling, supporting Portsmouth FC, and spending time with his young family.