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

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Phil Brown
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 digitise their operations.

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.

Emma O'Malley
Emma O'Malley
Chief Operating Officer

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Emma O'Malley
Chief Operating Officer

Emma joined Causeway in September 2020 following a 20 year career in Management Consultancy. Starting out at Accenture in 2001, Emma spent the first 14 years of her career working on large scale ERP implementation programmes across the pharmaceutical and FMCG industries, in both Europe and North America. More recently she was at The Berkeley Partnership, where she focussed on business strategy, developing and implementing target operating models and integrating organisations. Emma brings this breadth of experience to her role as COO as we embark on our Causeway 3.0 journey.

Mark Howell
Mark Howell
Chief Financial Officer

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Mark Howell
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.

Ollie McGovern
Ollie McGovern
Chief Commercial Officer

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Ollie McGovern
Chief Commercial Officer

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.

Charlie Pickering
Charlie Pickering
Chief Technology Officer

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Charlie Pickering
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.

Peter Nagle
Peter Nagle
Non-Executive Deputy Chairman

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Peter Nagle
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.

Gavin Disney-May
Gavin Disney-May
Non-Executive Director

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Gavin Disney-May
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.

Sales Unit Executive

Barry Blake
Barry Blake
Sales Director
Design Solutions

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Barry Blake
Sales Director
Design Solutions

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.

Rebecca Sperti
Rebecca Sperti
Sales Director
Supply Chain Solutions

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Rebecca Sperti
Sales Director
Supply Chain Solutions

Rebecca joined Causeway as Vice President of Sales in September 2019, having worked in the construction sector for the last 14 years. She has previously developed and delivered exceptional customer acquisition strategies at large corporates including Centrica PLC, where she was Head of Business Development, and Capita PLC where she held the position of Sales Director for ConstructionLine.

She is proficient in listening to and understanding the needs of construction firms, allowing her to develop unique value propositions that deliver significant benefits to her customers and the wider industry.

Rebecca heads up Causeway’s sales function and is intent on providing a solution focused team of construction industry experts, that deliver tangible benefits to the customers they serve.

James Atkinson
James Atkinson
Sales Director
Infrastructure Solutions

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James Atkinson
Sales Director
Infrastructure Solutions

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 Infrastructure Solutions, 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.

Matt Sadler
Matt Sadler
Sales Director
Construction Solutions

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Matt Sadler
Sales Director
Construction Solutions

Matt Joined Causeway in September 2019 as VP of Sales for the Attend business unit. As a sales leader, Matt is passionate about innovation specifically within the Construction industry where he has spent the last 25 years providing pioneering technology into the market sector.

Prior to joining Causeway, Matt initially developed his people management experience at Hilti, a global innovator within the sector and more recently as a Sales Director at a Biometric software provider building high performing teams and developing exceptional people.

Matt is responsible for strategic growth within the Attend business unit, driving digital transformation within areas such as Time & Attendance, Workforce Management and Job Management.

Paul Madeira
Paul Madeira
Strategic Relationships Director

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Paul Madeira
Strategic Relationships Director

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.

Customer Service Executive

Dave Gilchrist
Dave Gilchrist
Community Management Director

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Dave Gilchrist
Community Management Director

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 work every day to sub-contractors. Dave now heads up Causeway’s Community Management, 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.

Jason Snelling
Jason Snelling
Technical Services Director

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Jason Snelling
Technical Services Director

Jason joined Causeway Technologies in early 2020 from software development house, BigHand Ltd, where he held the position of Director of Technical Services and Operations. He is a service-centric operations management professional with more than 20 years’ experience working within the technology sector across multiple industries.

Jason is a motivational leader with a track record of delivering strategic transformation and building strong team based working environments. He is committed to delivering positive customer experience through continuous service improvement and the delivery of top quality products and services.

Rob Ramsay
Rob Ramsay
Professional Services Director

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Rob Ramsay
Professional Services Director

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.

David Pinches
David Pinches

Product Director

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David Pinches

Product Director

David joined Causeway in October 2020 with a 30 year background in leadership roles across the software industry. David has directed commercial business units, marketing teams and led product strategy and product management at UK and US based businesses in the Enterprise and SME business application sectors. Working for some of the leading software brands including Sage Group plc, Iris Software and FinancialForce Inc, David brings a market led approach to the formulation and execution of product strategies as Causeway accelerates the development of its product portfolio.

Operational Executive

Hywel Evans
Hywel Evans
General Counsel

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Hywel Evans
General Counsel

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.

Fiona Buchanan
Fiona Buchanan
HR Director

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Fiona Buchanan
HR Director

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.

Lynne Roberts
Lynne Roberts
Business Architecture Director

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Lynne Roberts
Business Architecture Director

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.

Rachael Baig
Rachael Baig

Strategy and Transformation Director 

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Rachael Baig

Strategy and Transformation Director 

Rachael joined Causeway in January 2021 after 15 years in Management Consulting specialising in strategy development, operational and large-scale technology transformation. Starting out at Accenture in 2006, Rachael spent the first 10 years of her career working in technology strategy and product development, large scale implementation and turnaround programmes. This was across Financial services and the Public sector spanning European, North American and Asian markets.
More recently she was part of the The Berkeley Partnership, where she focussed on business strategy and operational transformation. This included developing and implementing target operating models and integrating organisations across retail, financial services and mining industries spanning European, South American, African and Australian markets.