Dudley Webb

Dudley Webb is from a brand-owner background with over 35 years expertise in packaging and brand protection mainly in the Wines and Spirits sector. During this time Dudley has worked in a multitude of business disciplines and held senior positions in Quality, Production, Logistics, Business Process Improvement, Marketing, Innovation, New Product Development and Brand Security. For much of the last ten years his main focus has been on brand protection resulting in periods of time spent in problem markets within Asia, Eastern Europe and Mexico studying the problems at first hand, experiencing enforcement, evolving strategies and developing successful solutions as part of his structured approach to achieving customised, robust, cost-effective brand protection.


Pippa Wells

Pippa Wells has over 20 years of international marketing and business development experience. She was responsible for the marketing of De La Rue’s government identity systems, brand protection, secure commercial documents and cash handling solutions, and prior to that for the marketing of the global business stationery brand, Conqueror and a range of speciality papers at Arjo Wiggins.

She founded Integrated Marketing Matters (www.imm-ltd.com/security), providing independent marketing and business development support to companies in the brand protection, packaging, secure identity and document markets.

Pippa provides a broad range of support including: market research and analysis, technology evaluation, company profiling for partnerships or acquisitions, strategy development for market growth, product development and new market entry, marketing planning, business development and integrated marketing communications.

Pippa has a Masters in Business Administration from Warwick Business School and is a Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). She has worked across Europe and speaks fluent French and good German.


Matti Laakso

Matti Laakso started work in the paper industry over 30 years ago involved in substrates as well as label systems. For the last 10 years Matti has focussed on security applications such as banknotes and other technologies holding senior management roles within Sales and Marketing.

In 2011, after researching the market, he founded Laakso MCI, based in Liechtenstein, an independent consultancy providing acquisition and project management skills to security development companies and End Users. He is experienced at communicating at all levels of business able to negotiate, manage and guide projects of all sizes on a world wide basis.

Matti graduated in 1981 with a Masters Degree in Chemistry, he has worked throughout Europe and is fluent in 4 languages namely Finnish, English, German and Swedish.


Nigel Williams

Nigel Williams is the Joint Managing Director of Axess Page Overton. Nigel has 35 years’ experience in global sales and marketing in the paper, security print and technology industries, working for leading manufacturers such as Georgia Pacific, Domtar and De La Rue.  This involved the recruitment and motivation of international agency networks, European sales and technical teams. He also combined implementation strategies for major brand owners of smart labelling improving supply chain control in the following sectors: Pharmaceutical, Luxury Goods, Technology and Automotive. Passionate about manufacturing and delivering customer value.

Mobile: +44 7989 570265

Paul Freeman

Paul Freeman is a highly motivated chartered chemical engineer who has worked in the Paper Industry for the past 27 years. He gained his first degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, his masters at Aston University and later a diploma in Engineering Management. He first entered the Paper Making Industry by joining Smith Stone & Knight Ltd. in 1990 as a Shift Manager. He then held several operational management positions until he became the Operations Director of Smurfit Kappa SSK in 2007. He has gained much experience and skill in leadership, operational management and control, business improvements, employee engagement and communications. With a passion for excellence, he strives to achieve the very best in any assignment, recognising the power of people to make a difference in whatever field they work.

Mobile: +44 7971 445562

Andrew Causer

Andrew Causer has 30 years of experience in the industry. He was educated at Kent College, Canterbury and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Joining Bowater/ UK Paper as a management trainee he specialised in Sales and Marketing roles. Recruited by UPM, he worked for the company for 18 years in the UK, Germany and Finland. His responsibilities included Sales Director for UK Printers and Merchants and Vice President Graphic Papers, Europe. He was Managing Director of Burgo UK for two years. Andrew has extensive contacts across Europe in paper, print and publishing.

Mobile: +44 7753 774982

Tom Luker

Tom Luker, is one of the best known and networked managers in the industry, Tom has over 30 years’ experience in corrugated.  Born and educated in Bristol, he gained an MBA later in his career and has a good knowledge of both French and Spanish.  He joined the industry in 1985, rising through senior sales positions to become Managing Director of a major integrated operation, and has subsequently worked extensively in both the UK integrated and independent sectors, and in European Business Development roles.

Mobile: +44 7495 310948

Colin Ransom

Colin Ransom has over 50 years experience in the paper, packaging and printing industries.  He started work on the shop floor at Thames Board Mills producing CCM and paperboard, becoming a Machine Tender and Supervisor.  Over the next few years he rose through various production positions to become the Mill Manager of a CCM mill.  Later he became General Manager of a Converting division and Managing Director of a corrugated packaging business. He acquired Page Overton in 2002, selling the company to Nigel Williams in 2016 and still acts as consultant to the business.