Management Team

Bob GomersallDr Bob Gomersall – Chairman (BTL Group Ltd.)

Bob Gomersall founded BTL in 1985 and is currently Chairman. He was educated at the universities of Durham and Bristol and worked as a theoretical physicist at the Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart. He has taught physics at Manchester Grammar School and Bradford Grammar School (where he was Head of Physics).
He is also Chairman and founder of the Virtual College Group plc and the Advanced Digital Institute, and is a director of HF Holidays. Bob has a particular interest in innovation, and formerly chaired the Leeds City Region Business Innovation and Growth Panel. He is married with four grown up children, all engineers.

 


 

Keith MyersKeith Myers – CEO (BTL Group Ltd.)

Keith joined BTL in 2000, bringing operational expertise gained during five years at Harry Ramsden’s plc as Deputy Finance and Systems Director. Prior to this, Keith has held senior Financial and Operational roles in various organisations including an offshore insurance company based in Bermuda and Kunick Plc.
Upon joining BTL, Keith quickly moved from Head of Operations and Finance to become Managing Director. He has overseen the growth of the company from 20, to over 100 personnel, and has managed BTL’s strategic development with Surpass

 


 

Sonya WhitworthSonya Whitworth – Managing Director (BTL UK) | COO (BTL Group Ltd.)

After more than 10 years of overseeing BTL’s Operations, Sonya’s professional yet friendly attitude towards staff, combined with her extensive knowledge of all aspects of BTL made her the perfect fit for stepping up to the Managing Director role for the UK office.

She continues her role as the Chief Operations Officer where she works with her teams who are involved in the whole lifecycle of a customer’s journey: from the initiation of a project, through to the delivery and support of the continuous service. She is also accountable for BTL’s Test Centre Network.

Sonya recognises the importance of process across the entire organisation to enable the continued successful operation of consistent and robust assessment delivery. She instigated and championed the internal project established to achieve ISO:9001 and ISO:27001 accreditation. As Managing Director she continues to support various projects across the business to drive continued improvement, growth and promotion of the company values.

Prior to joining BTL in 2003, Sonya worked for Accenture, the international Project Management Consultancy Company. She is certified in ITIL and achieved the PRINCE2 practitioner qualification.

 


 

Andy McAnullaAndy McAnulla – President (BTL Surpass Inc.) | CTO (BTL Group Ltd.)

Andy has worked in the global assessment industry, building e-assessment software platforms for over 17 years and was a board member of the e-Assessment Association for 3 years.
Technology in the industry has moved at a fast pace, and Andy has displayed a talent for innovation and understanding business processes of organisations within the assessment community. As our Chief Technology Officer, Andy has led a number of large-scale projects, as well as being responsible for defining and driving the overall product strategy for the Surpass: The Assessment Platform.
In 2017 Andy was promoted to President of our new US office to lead our continued growth in North America whilst continuing to provide product direction for our assessment technologies.
Andy has a strong technology background in software engineering and architecture, as well as being qualified in Scrum (an Agile software development methodology), ITIL, and Prince 2. Andy was also the winner of an award by the UK’s Chartered Institute of IT (British Computing Society) for his contribution to designing and implementing a breakthrough assessment technology system that later became Surpass.