Our People

Our greatest asset is our people
Naturally, you won’t be satisfied with anything less than the best. That’s fine by us, and is why we’ve built a team of people with the experience, skill and imagination to meet the highest standards.
Everyone contributes to the end result and our senior managers are involved in every project, keeping an eagle eye on progress.

Paul Rose

“We work with our clients closely and personally.”

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in technology, e-commerce business services, procurement, sales and marketing. As director and co-owner of Icon Connect since 2002 he is responsible for the company’s Sales & Marketing and Finance functions. Prior to Icon Connect, Paul had successful careers across multiple disciplines from purchasing to sales & marketing and product management. Paul was a founder of the e-procurement best practice network and an advisor to the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply on e-commerce.

He played a senior role in many blue chip companies including LANTEC Information Services and Businessland, NeXT Computer, NetFrame, Acorn Computer and Rank Xerox. He has gained formal qualifications in Business Studies and from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. More recently Paul has held the position of Chairman of Serve On, a Humanitarian Search and Rescue charity.

Russell Harding

“The future of smart control is always part of our DNA.”

Russell founded Icon Connect in 1987. He is widely recognised as one of the leading authorities in the Smart Home Technology industry thanks to his uncanny sense of how leading edge technology can be practically applied. Russell oversees the design team and keeps them switched on to the latest manufacturer offerings and makes sure their schemes are capable of being implemented by our engineering team.

His practical approach to clients’ requirements means Icon Connect can support the complete build team on yacht or residential projects, whether they involve naval architects, ship yards, M&E consultants or interior designers. He has made sure that this approach is replicated across our team of surveyors and designers. Supported by the design team, he is often contracted to consult on projects – employing his rare skillset in understanding the application and integration of the many Smart Home Technology disciplines.

Glyn Hutchinson

“Our name is synonymous with quality”

After a 12 year yachting adventure, which took him to all points of the compass in every role from Steward to Captain, Glyn swallowed the anchor and set his sights on a life ashore in the sunny South of France. Following a brief flirtation with yacht management, he was presented with the opportunity to represent Icon Connect, and as an ex-client recognized this as an exciting new opportunity. Nine years later, he has grown our presence in both the yachting and residential sector aided by our fabulous international office in the heart of Monte Carlo.

To keep pace with our young dynamic team, Glyn recently joined the ranks of lycra clad cyclists who terrorize the highways of the Cote d’Azur every weekend. His training usually culminates in a charitable cause such as Cogs 4 Cancer, Princess Charlene Foundation or the Blue Marine Foundation rides which provide worthy motivation for many hours in the saddle.