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Our 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 in the built environment.

Holdings Board

Phil Brown
Phil Brown Chief Executive and Executive Chairman
Peter Nagle
Peter Nagle Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
Mark Howell
Mark Howell Chief Financial Officer
Gavin Disney-May
Gavin Disney-May Non-Executive Director
  • Phil Brown
    Phil Brown Chief Executive and Executive Chairman
    Phil Brown Chief Executive and Executive Chairman
    Chief Executive and Executive Chairman
    Phil founded Causeway in the spring of 1999, with a vision to build software technologies that would help construction companies better manage their commercial operations. Whilst the adoption of joined-up information technology has historically been slow in the industry, Phil believes that now more than ever, firms must digitise to remain competitive in the short term and to survive in the long term. Through years of dedication and product investment, Phil’s vision has become a reality, with Causeway solutions now helping thousands of customers transform their commercial performance. Ranked number one construction-specific software player in the UK and amongst the largest globally, Causeway is entering the next phase of exciting growth under Phil’s stewardship.
  • Peter Nagle
    Peter Nagle Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
    Peter Nagle Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
    Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
    Peter joined the Causeway Board in 2006 and brings considerable experience to the team, having managed businesses operating in the software market for over 25 years. Having spent 3 years as the European CEO of SVI Holdings, a US-listed software business, Peter was appointed as Chairman of Integrity Software Ltd. 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. Peter is currently Executive Chairman of Cinesite, one of the world’s leading visual effects and animation studios.
  • Mark Howell
    Mark Howell Chief Financial Officer
    Mark Howell Chief Financial Officer
    Chief Financial Officer
    Mark joined Causeway as CFO in January 2009. His commercial experience in the IT sector and his extensive corporate experience in mergers and acquisitions is key to helping develop the Group in the future. Mark qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in 1991. In 1992 he joined Premier Computer Group and became Financial Director and then Managing Director. The business was later sold to Integrity Software Ltd in 1999. Mark subsequently became Financial Director of Integrity, and then led an MBO to become Chief Executive Officer.
  • Gavin Disney-May
    Gavin Disney-May Non-Executive Director
    Gavin Disney-May Non-Executive Director
    Non-Executive Director
    Gavin currently acts as a strategic advisor and Non-Executive Director to a select number of technology businesses, M&A firms and private equity houses. Alongside Causeway, his current positions include the Chairmanship of mobile app software developer MyFirmsApps, Executive Partner at the world’s largest technology-only private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, and Strategic Advisor to software and services provider, Advanced. Gavin has held a number of senior positions in leading software companies, as well as having built, managed and sold his own software company to Sage in 1998, where he went on to hold various senior positions, culminating in his appointment as Global M&A Director for Sage Plc.

Business Unit Executive

Barry Blake
Barry Blake EVP Design
Michael McCullen
Michael McCullen EVP Bid
John Wakeman
John Wakeman EVP Trade
James Atkinson
James Atkinson EVP Contract
Ollie McGovern
Ollie McGovern EVP Attend
Nigel Warrick
Nigel Warrick EVP Operate
  • Barry Blake
    Barry Blake EVP Design
    Barry Blake EVP Design
    EVP Design
    Barry joined Causeway in 2007 to head up the Design Business Unit. Barry defines strategy and direction of the Design technology stack, and is very much “hands-on” when it comes to identifying customer requirements, ensuring Causeway’s solutions remain in tune with the needs of Engineers. Barry began his career as a Civil Engineer, and brings a wealth of experience to the team, having overseen the development and marketing of Infrastructure Design solutions since their early adoption nearly thirty years ago.
  • Michael McCullen
    Michael McCullen EVP Bid
    Michael McCullen EVP Bid
    EVP Bid
    Michael joined Causeway in 2018 to lead the Bid Business Unit, and is responsible for defining strategy and direction for Causeway’s Estimating and Bidding solutions. The Founder and Managing Director of Asta Development Plc, Michael led the company to become one of the world’s leading project management software providers. Following the sale of Asta to Eleco Plc, Michael was appointed CEO at Eleco Software, with responsibility for the Group’s software businesses. Michael has served as Chairman and Independent Director to a number of private and venture-backed businesses, and he brings extensive international experience to Causeway, having led businesses in Sweden and Germany, and having established international distribution and subsidiaries in Australia, Europe and the USA.
  • John Wakeman
    John Wakeman EVP Trade
    John Wakeman EVP Trade
    EVP Trade
    John joined Causeway in 2018, to head up the Trade Business Unit as it looks to develop its leading position both domestically and on into international markets. For the last decade, John has been immersed in the world of Supply Chain software, leading OmPrompt to an established global position in Order-to-Cash process automation. John has spent his career in the software industry, having led over 40% of Symantec’s European business in the 90's, followed by a successful tenure with the startup Confirmit, where John helped the organisation gain an enviable leadership position in Customer Experience Monitoring and Measurement.
  • James Atkinson
    James Atkinson EVP Contract
    James Atkinson EVP Contract
    EVP Contract
    James joined Causeway at its inception and has over 20 years of experience in digitalising the construction industry to assist with the delivery of some of the world’s largest and most prestigious construction and infrastructure projects. James is responsible for Causeway’s Contract Business Unit, providing Construction and Maintenance solutions to Contractors with a particular focus upon the role that technology can play in Contractors addressing their commercial performance, reducing costs and exceeding contract KPI’s.
  • Ollie McGovern
    Ollie McGovern EVP Attend
    Ollie McGovern EVP Attend
    EVP Attend
    Ollie joined Causeway in January 2019 following the acquisition of Donseed, the Workplace Biometric Management provider Ollie founded in 2013. Having identified a gap in the construction market, Ollie developed a solution which today, through organic growth and acquisitions, services over 200 customers and tens of thousands of individuals across the UK, Ireland and the UAE. Ollie started his career in the engineering and telecoms sector and went on to form Keble Homes, a highly successful construction and development company that continues to carry out a number of prestigious developments in the Oxford area.
  • Nigel Warrick
    Nigel Warrick EVP Operate
    Nigel Warrick EVP Operate
    EVP Operate
    Nigel joined Causeway in January 2019 to head up the Operate Business Unit, following the acquisition of NJW Ltd, a business he founded in 1993. Nigel is an accomplished business information consultant with 25+ years of demonstrated experience and success in providing integrated workplace management solutions and strategic workplace services to the facilities management and real estate industries. Nigel understands the often-complicated needs of clients and has a proven track record in helping them gain control and visibility of the key metrics across their asset portfolios. This capability positions Causeway as one of the world’s most experienced and advanced providers of analytics technology for integrated workplace management solutions (IWMS).

Operational Executive

Steve Muddiman
Steve Muddiman Chief Marketing Officer
Paul Madeira
Paul Madeira EVP Strategic Relationships
David Gilchrist
David Gilchrist EVP Community OnBoarding
Rob Ramsay
Rob Ramsay Chief Customer Success Officer
Charlie Pickering
Charlie Pickering Chief Technology Officer
Fiona Buchanan
Fiona Buchanan EVP Human Resources
Hywel Evans
Hywel Evans EVP Corporate Services
Lynne Roberts
Lynne Roberts Chief Information Officer
  • Steve Muddiman
    Steve Muddiman Chief Marketing Officer
    Steve Muddiman Chief Marketing Officer
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Having joined Causeway in 2018 with a track record in international marketing, Steve is helping to drive the next phase of the company’s growth. As Chief Marketing Officer, Steve is responsible for Causeway’s Brand messaging, demand creation and customer experience. Before joining Causeway, Steve worked in both listed and private equity backed B2B technology businesses and was Chief Marketing Officer at Totalmobile, a workforce management provider, and Unitrends, an IT infrastructure company. Steve also served as Chief Marketing Officer at global Purchase-to-Pay provider, Basware, for 7.5 years and was VP Marketing EMEA at VMware, VP Marketing and Strategy at Ariba and has held a number of marketing management positions at HP.
  • Paul Madeira
    Paul Madeira EVP Strategic Relationships
    Paul Madeira EVP Strategic Relationships
    EVP Strategic Relationships
    Having joined Causeway in September 2007, Paul relocated with his family to the UAE until 2016 to lead Causeway’s International Business Development in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions. Paul is now responsible for overall Strategic Relationship Management at Causeway, focusing upon key executive relationships, customer experience and international business development. Paul has over 30 years of experience in the software industry, having worked in various senior director roles, for publicly-listed North American based Enterprise Software companies, within Operations, Sales, Business Development and Marketing.
  • David Gilchrist
    David Gilchrist EVP Community OnBoarding
    David Gilchrist EVP Community OnBoarding
    EVP Community OnBoarding
    Dave joined Causeway in 2018, following the acquisition of Enhanced BDM Ltd, a company that Dave ran for 25 years, dedicated to providing business development services to the construction sector, helping main contractor estimators and buyers outsource millions of Pounds of work every day to sub-contractors. Dave now heads up Causeway’s Community On Boarding centre, where he leads a high-energy call centre that continues to serve contractors and subcontractors, and which now also serves the suppliers and plant hire providers that are joining Causeway’s 88,000 strong Trading network.
  • Rob Ramsay
    Rob Ramsay Chief Customer Success Officer
    Rob Ramsay Chief Customer Success Officer
    Chief Customer Success Officer
    Rob joined Causeway in 2018 and is responsible for delivering customer success projects and programmes across the entire Causeway business. Heading up all support and customer service functions, Rob is instrumental in ensuring that Causeway’s product strategy meets the needs of customers. Rob has over 20 years of experience delivering enterprise software solutions to the construction industry. He has held the position of CIO with some of the biggest names in the industry where he was responsible for the implementation of cutting-edge software solutions that drive efficiencies and digital transformation.
  • Charlie Pickering
    Charlie Pickering Chief Technology Officer
    Charlie Pickering Chief Technology Officer
    Chief Technology Officer
    Charlie joined Causeway in April 2019 from Iris Software Group, where he held the position of Group CTO. Charlie brings strong commercial, operational and technical leadership skills to Causeway, gained from working within the software services industry for market-leading companies over the last 20 years. Charlie is highly proficient in formulating and executing multi-faceted strategies that underpin the successful evolution of product roadmaps, drive sustainable revenue growth and deliver incremental ROI, year-on-year. Throughout his career, Charlie has consistently delivered high-quality products in a multitude of different technologies and platforms.
  • Fiona Buchanan
    Fiona Buchanan EVP Human Resources
    Fiona Buchanan EVP Human Resources
    EVP Human Resources
    Fiona joined Causeway in 2008 and is an experienced HR Director with a passion for creating a company culture where employees feel engaged, valued, rewarded, healthy, and can be great at what they do. Fiona joined from the FCA Bank Group but has been breaking the rules of traditional HR and doing things a bit differently for many years. She has a PGdip/MA in Strategic Human Resource Management and earned a Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in 2007. Fiona’s approach has earned her recognition as an ‘HR Rebel’, and she has led Causeway to win a number of awards for engagement, benefits, and well-being, and is helping the business to accomplish its ambitious goals.
  • Hywel Evans
    Hywel Evans EVP Corporate Services
    Hywel Evans EVP Corporate Services
    EVP Corporate Services
    Hywel joined Causeway in January 2010, as Head of Legal and Company Secretary, and is responsible for all group legal matters and heads up both the Facilities Team and the Information Security and Business Continuity Team. His engaging and collaborative approach helps Causeway build long term ‘win-win’ commercial frameworks with our customers. Hywel trained at renowned IT sector law firm Bird & Bird, and qualified as a solicitor in 2004 before joining leading Welsh firm, Hugh James. Here, he specialised in IT and commercial contracts, acting for both suppliers and customers in the private and public sectors.
  • Lynne Roberts
    Lynne Roberts Chief Information Officer
    Lynne Roberts Chief Information Officer
    Chief Information Officer
    Lynne joined Causeway in 2006, having initially trained as an accountant, but quickly discovering a passion for IT. Switching to software development and eventually becoming R&D Director at Integrity Software Ltd, Lynne’s 25 years of experience has culminated in her current role as CIO at Causeway. Lynne is responsible for internal systems, data intelligence and operational excellence. This wide-ranging job involves making sense of the raw data from many disparate systems to provide coherent and comprehensible information for use by everyone at Causeway.