I’ve spent over 45 years in payroll and HR. After 10 successful years at ADP, I started my first business, a payroll bureau servicing SMEs.
After selling the business five years later to a local accounting firm, I was head hunted to help build out the payroll solutions for IBM and after that, Bank of Scotland.
In 1999, I founded Employer Services Ltd, the first true cloud-based payroll bureau to launch with full electronic reporting and ePayslips.
Employer Services Ltd was soon challenging the market, with established ‘legacy’ bureaus struggling to keep up. We were responsible for producing 7.5m+ payslips and £120m in salary payments a year and happy to win numerous awards.
In 2011, we launched the first cloud based cloud payroll software PaySuite. Three years later Paysuite was acquired by Intuit, who went on to service thousands of clients using QuickBooks.
Employer Services Ltd was acquired by RSM in 2015. Since then I have been serving as a director on the CIPP board alongside multiple other NED roles. I enjoy speaking at payroll industry events, as well as writing for sector publications.
In my spare time, I raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital, run an internet Radio Station, play the trombone in one of the country’s top brass bands – oh, and run the occasional half marathon!