Meet Our Team

Ian Larkin

CEO

Ian joined TopSource as CEO on 1st February 2023. Over the past 20 years, he has amassed extensive leadership experience as a CEO, Board and Executive team member in many well-known organisations. Ian has significant experience in banking, having managed Lloyd’s Consumer Banking services. He also worked alongside Sir Richard Branson in leading the global expansion of Virgin Money.

Ian has an MBA from Instead Business School in France, B.Eng. in Biochemical Engineering from University College Dublin and is a qualified Accountant.

Nick Wain

CFO 

Nick has overall responsibility for financial planning, reporting and analysis, as well as the management of financial and compliance risk.

Based in the UK, Nick has spent the previous 10 years working as CFO/FD for organisations focused on the HCM sector, primarily within the NGA Human Resources business and most recently as CFO of Zellis. Nick has held board-level positions in a variety of industry sectors over the last 20+ years.

Nick is ACA qualified and started his career with PwC and has subsequently spent over 20 years working in commercial finance leadership roles, predominately in the technology sector.

Bryan Davies

COO 

Bryan leads the operational delivery and Client Management teams for TopSource Worldwide, providing payroll, accounting and EOR services.

Bryan has held senior leadership roles in outsourcing businesses and has extensive experience across the BPO, HR and Payroll sectors.

Maria Calle-Barrado

Group General Counsel

Maria has overall responsibility for the Legal & Compliance team, which also includes the Risk and Information Security functions.

Maria is a multi-lingual and multi-jurisdictional dually qualified lawyer (UK Solicitor & EU qualified- Spanish Abogado), with over 21 years of leading Legal in-house functions. Maria has held board-level positions in various industries and sectors, such as Private Equity, FMCG, Fashion & Sportswear, International Affairs/Management Consultancy and Financial Services.

Her work has covered a wide range of legal areas, including Corporate law, Compliance, Commercial law, IP law, Privacy law and Employment law.

Guil Hastings

Founder and Non-Executive

Guil is the founder and Non-Executive of TopSource and has led the business for 20 years as CEO. He has extensive business leadership and commercial experience in domestic and international payroll.

Guil has played an instrumental role in the recent mergers and acquisitions and has led the business growth to reach over 400% in the past two years.

As a Non-Executive Director, Guil supports the business as Board Member and helps build partnerships and M&A opportunities for the business.

Martin Smith

Non-Executive Chairman

Martin joined the Board as Chairman in December 2020. He has a successful track record of working with companies in the business support services, legal, financial, human capital, software and compliance sectors.

Martin is also Chairman of Independent Governance Group and AuditComply and also a Patron of the military charity Team Endeavour. His previous roles include Chairman of Property Information Exchange, CEO of Alcumus, Managing Director of Croner and Commercial Director of BSI British Standards.

Ian Larkin

CEO

Ian joined TopSource as CEO on 1st February 2023. Over the past 20 years, he has amassed extensive leadership experience as a CEO, Board and Executive team member in many well-known organisations. Ian has significant experience in banking, having managed Lloyd’s Consumer Banking services. He also worked alongside Sir Richard Branson in leading the global expansion of Virgin Money.

Ian has an MBA from Instead Business School in France, B.Eng. in Biochemical Engineering from University College Dublin and is a qualified Accountant.

Nick Wain

CFO 

Nick has overall responsibility for financial planning, reporting and analysis, as well as the management of financial and compliance risk.

Based in the UK, Nick has spent the previous 10 years working as CFO/FD for organisations focused on the HCM sector, primarily within the NGA Human Resources business and most recently as CFO of Zellis. Nick has held board-level positions in a variety of industry sectors over the last 20+ years.

Nick is ACA qualified and started his career with PwC and has subsequently spent over 20 years working in commercial finance leadership roles, predominately in the technology sector.

Bryan Davies

COO 

Bryan leads the operational delivery and Client Management teams for TopSource Worldwide, providing payroll, accounting and EOR services.

Bryan has held senior leadership roles in outsourcing businesses and has extensive experience across the BPO, HR and Payroll sectors.

Maria Calle-Barrado

Group General Counsel

Maria has overall responsibility for the Legal & Compliance team, which also includes the Risk and Information Security functions.

Maria is a multi-lingual and multi-jurisdictional dually qualified lawyer (UK Solicitor & EU qualified- Spanish Abogado), with over 21 years of leading Legal in-house functions. Maria has held board-level positions in various industries and sectors, such as Private Equity, FMCG, Fashion & Sportswear, International Affairs/Management Consultancy and Financial Services.

Her work has covered a wide range of legal areas, including Corporate law, Compliance, Commercial law, IP law, Privacy law and Employment law.

Guil Hastings

Founder and Non-Executive

Guil is the founder and Non-Executive of TopSource and has led the business for 20 years as CEO. He has extensive business leadership and commercial experience in domestic and international payroll.

Guil has played an instrumental role in the recent mergers and acquisitions and has led the business growth to reach over 400% in the past two years.

As a Non-Executive Director, Guil supports the business as Board Member and helps build partnerships and M&A opportunities for the business.

Martin Smith

Non-Executive Chairman

Martin joined the Board as Chairman in December 2020. He has a successful track record of working with companies in the business support services, legal, financial, human capital, software and compliance sectors.

Martin is also Chairman of Independent Governance Group and AuditComply and also a Patron of the military charity Team Endeavour. His previous roles include Chairman of Property Information Exchange, CEO of Alcumus, Managing Director of Croner and Commercial Director of BSI British Standards.