Meet the team

Subject matter experts in security, data protection, risk & privacy, and digital transformation

People-led solutions for people-based problems


At Datashield it’s people first. Your people.

Your people partnering alongside our people, putting themselves in your shoes enabling them to undertsand what keeps you awake at night. They do this based on their deep understanding of the challenges faced today and having been the customer themselves, where they have experienced these challenges first hand.

Andi Robinson

Director and Chief Executive Officer

Andi is a highly experienced and self-motivated hands on General Manager with a strong sales and marketing background within the IT Security industry with a deep knowledge and respect of data protection, data privacy, and the challenges organisations face today.

He has a thorough understanding of the IT Security channel model having been involved with both UK and International manufacturers, distributors and reseller organisations bringing new and innovative technology to market.

His blend of energy, creativity, and capacity for making things happen in start-ups and established businesses enables customers and suppliers achieve their desired outcomes.

A ‘can do’ attitude underpins his core values. “Say what you do, BUT always do what you say!” His headline really says it all, “Put data protection at the TOP of your agenda before it becomes ALL of your agenda!”

Andi is passionate about helping others in data protection and charity work. The Scouts has been a tremendous “give back”. Young people are the bastions of our future!

Phil Gray

Director and Co-Founder

Phil has a deep technical understanding on the critical importance of data protection and the importance that without good practice, best of breed security solution implementation and training, all data is vulnerable to compromise.

He also has over 20 years of hands-on development (programming) experience using many languages but focusing on VB, Java and C# .Net and Microsoft SQL Server.

These skills have enabled Phil to become a suject matter expert in the field of  Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, selling, implementing, developing and configuring tailor-made solutions, integrating with popular 3rd party applications and writing bespoke new applications which integrate with CRM Software with a core focus on ease of use and data protection.

Peter von Oven

Director and Chief Technology Officer

Peter is an experienced technical consultant specialising in end user computing and digital workspace solutions, where he is well known within the community. He has presented at key IT events, such as VMworld, IP EXPO, and various VMUGs and CCUG events across the UK. Peter has also held senior presales and presales management roles for some of the giants of IT, such as Fujitsu, HP, Citrix, and VMware.

Writing books has become a real passion for Peter, and he is currently writing his sixteenth book on VMware technologies which has lead to him being awarded VMware vExpert for the last seven years, and more recently he has been become part of the VMware EUC vExpert program for second year in a row.

Combining these end user focused skills and expertise in the digital workspace enable Datashield to deliver a complete end to end solution that delivers the end user experience and secures both people and data.

Outside work, Peter volunteers his spare time as a STEM Ambassador, helping, coaching, and mentoring young people in taking up careers in technology.


How can we help you?

Our highly-skilled and experienced team of security and end user computing subject matter experts are here to help and advise you every step of the way. Whether it’s a security audit to ensure you remain compliant, or you are looking to embrace remote working and the digital workspace.