Executive Team

The Executive management team at Causeway is comprised of highly experienced individuals with proven track records in the software and services sector, with particular emphasis around the built environment.
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Phil Brown

Chief Executive Officer

Phil founded Causeway in the spring of 1999, with a vision to create a business that would become a leading software partner to companies operating within the construction industry.

Under Phil's direction, we have grown to become the UK’s largest provider to the Industry and one of the leading providers globally. Phil is spearheading our software development strategy, enabling Causeway customers to exploit the collaboration and empowerment opportunities that will be delivered by emerging trends in technology and social business. 

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Peter Nagle

Non Executive Chairman

Peter brings considerable experience to the board, having managed businesses operating in the software market for over 25 years.

Having spent 3 years at the European CEO of SVI Holdings, a US listed software business, Peter was appointed as Chairman of Integrity Software Limited. During this time he oversaw the company's disposal as part of an MBO in the summer of 2005. He brings to Causeway a natural flair for business and a proven ability to successfully implement growth strategies. Together with Mark Howell, he is responsible for all Corporate matters at Causeway.

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Mark Howell

Chief Financial Officer

Mark is a chartered accountant. Having qualified in 1992 he worked for Deloitte & Touche before taking up the position of Financial Director and Managing Director at Premier Computer Group, which was acquired by Integrity Software in 1999. Mark subsequently became Financial Director of Integrity and then led an MBO to become Chief Executive Officer. He joined Causeway as CFO in January 2009. His commercial experience in the IT sector and his extensive corporate experience in acquisitions and mergers is key to helping develop the Group in the future.

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Paul Madeira

Executive Vice President, Pre-Construction Solutions

Paul has over 20 years' experience in the enterprise software industry, having worked in various senior director roles for global US publicly listed companies such as OpenText and Hummingbird.

Paul’s energy and enthusiasm enable him to develop Causeway’s relationships with the leading construction industry stakeholders in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. Here, he helps developers, contractors and consultants with their overall IT strategies, Paul is also a published authority on the emerging use of BIM within the region.

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James Atkinson

Executive Vice President, Construction & Infrastructure Solutions

James has over 16 years' experience delivering enterprise and project-based software solutions to the construction industry. He has helped some of the industry’s leading consultants and contractors deliver innovative solutions to ever-changing client requirements.

James leads our team of industry experts who are collectively responsible for ensuring that Causeway customers are connected with the Causeway solutions that enable them to gain competitive advantage. 

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Nick Barrow

Executive Vice President, Trading Solutions

Nick joined Causeway following a highly successful 15 year career at leading Content Management specialist OpenText, where he held the position of UK sales director for the commercial sector, leading the sales team in providing FTSE 100 companies with Enterprise level solutions. 

Having delivered tailored solutions across many different market segments, Nick has an excellent understanding of the value chain and the role of technology within it. Leading a strong sales team, he is focused on developing enduring relationships that put Causeway at the heart of each customer’s business and add value to their core processes.


Tim Cole

Executive Vice President, Research & Development

Described by Construction News and Construction Manager as ‘the construction industry's e-Envoy’, Tim is a director of the Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA), as well as being a member of the UKeAG and EESPA. He is also an executive member of the UK Government’s BIM Technologies Alliance, working on the Technology Steering Group on the development Building Information Modelling (BIM) standards.

As the leader of our R&D organisation, Tim provides the focus and insight needed to ensure that our roadmaps meet the needs of the industry.

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Hywel Evans

Executive Vice President, Corporate Services

Trained at renowned IT sector law firm Bird & Bird, Hywel qualified as a solicitor in 2004 before joining leading Welsh firm, Hugh James. Here, he specialised in IT and commercial contracts and acting for both suppliers and customers in the private and public sectors.

Hywel joined Causeway in January 2010, as Head of Legal and Company Secretary. His engaging and collaborative approach helps us build long term ‘win-win’ commercial frameworks with our customers.

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Fiona Buchanan

Executive Vice President, HR

Having been HR Director for Fiat Auto Financial Services Ltd, Fiona was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in 2007, before joining Causeway in 2008 as Group Human Resources Director.

Responsible for HR management and employees across all locations, Fiona and her team support the business in its mission to become an employer of choice for talented and energised people. Under Fiona’s HR leadership, Causeway is building competitive advantage, through high performing and motivated staff committed to Causeway’s vision and goals.