Our Management Team

Simon Giles,
Cleaning Chief Operating Officer & Group Finance Director

Simon is a shareholder in the business, having initially joined in 2015 to lead the Finance function, he also now heads up the Cleaning business as Chief Operating Officer. Simon has over 15 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant at a senior level working with a number of eminent service and retail companies both in the UK and across the world. Simon also looks after all legal matters for the Group, the project team, IT and Health & Safety.

Naomi Austen, Group HR & Learning Director

Naomi joined Axis in 2013 after holding various positions across the UK and EMEA. With over 15 years' experience, Naomi is responsible for the entire HR function, including recruitment, vetting and screening, employee relations as well as overall responsibility for Learning and Development.

Operational Sector Directors

Ray Robertson, Sector Director - North

Ray has over 25 years of extensive and varied experience gained in different working environments including building maintenance, hard and soft services and the cleaning & the facilities management industry. His years of experience include high profile Government sites as well as leading blue chip, manufacturing, industrial, transport, commercial, and other facilities management contracts nationally.

Ray joined Axis Cleaning & Support Services in 2011 and is a member of both the British Institute of Cleaning Science and British Institute of Facilities Management and is qualified to MBISCs & MBIFM status.

Mark Ferguson, Sector Director - Manufacturing, Food & Transport

Mark  is  a  widely experienced  sector  director  and  has over 25

years industry experience, having worked for Axis for over 15 years.

Mark has exceptional knowledge across a broad spectrum of businesses including transport,  manufacturing,  industrial  and  commercial contracts. Some of Mark’s key attributes are his flexibility in his approach, communication skills at every level, as well as a full understanding of client' requirements.

Gail Sinton - Sector Director Midlands

Gail has over 25 years’ experience in the Facilities and Cleaning industry, her wealth of knowledge in all types of cleaning has given her the ability to deliver what is needed to our clients, with a can do attitude.


Gail is leading a number of exciting projects, capitalising on the latest developments and innovations in the cleaning industry. Initially, these will impact existing customers within the Midlands, with the aim to roll out these initiatives nationwide.

Her initial goals will be utilising her wealth of experience to further enhance our ability to deliver the very highest standards of customer service.

Greg Mavroudis - Sector Director 

Greg has worked in the cleaning industry for over 10 years, gaining experience in managing extensive teams across 140+ sites on intricate contracts, with specialisms in Corporate and Blue Chip clients. He joined Axis Cleaning & Support Services as a Sector Manager and has recently been promoted to Sector Director. 


A member of BICS since 2012 and is also a graduate of the Royal Academy, Sandhurst completing their Leadership Programme in 2016. Greg is passionate about people and is going to be leading the South team to deliver an excellent service for our customers.