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Our People

It’s our people who make the difference!

We have years of experience in our teams, and some of the most knowledgeable and influential people in the industry. We’re committed to sharing this expertise with you.

We value the contribution of our colleagues and have a significant focus on personal development and career growth – it really is our people who make the difference! We provide a friendly and inclusive work environment and encourage innovation, in addition to taking our responsibilities to our local communities very seriously.

If you have the skills and character to make a positive impact at SD Worx, we’d love to hear from you!

Meet our senior executives

Areas of Responsibility

SD Worx's enterprise sales team is responsible for the growth and development of the company's larger prospective clients.

"My role is to develop and lead the enterprise team to provide the best sales experience in the industry. Demonstrating knowledge, experience and innovation to support organisations in developing business cases and solutions that support their strategic objectives."

Background

Amanda joined SD Worx in 2001, prior to that she gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in a number of sales and account management roles. During the last ten years, she has been key to the development of SD Worx's sales strategy and outsourcing proposition. Having been the sales lead on securing two of the company's most instrumental HRO clients, she moved into the position at the beginning of 2011.

She holds a BSc Hons degree in Business Studies from Salford University.

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Amanda Hawley
Head of Enterprise Sales

Areas of responsibility

Andrew support the sales, finance and legal function in the execution of our contracts such that we have full support in the sales process.

Background

Andrew has most recently worked as Business Manager in a similar capacity at Kronos UK and in other similar roles for large enterprise software businesses. Prior to moving into commercial management, Andrew held a number of leadership positions in finance including Head of Finance UK for a $50M software company.

In his spare time Andrew is making his way through the Piano grades and does an excellent James Bond rendition!

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Andrew Dixon
Senior Commercial Manager

Andrew joined SD Worx in 2003 and spent his first five years as both a Consultancy Manager and a Commercial Services manager, working with clients of all sizes to help design and implement complex services across HR, Payroll, Flexible Benefits and Self Service.

Andrew moved onto the Marks & Spencer programme at the start of 2009, working extensively with the client to manage the solution design, testing and implementation activity for our successful roll-out of Time & Attendance and Payroll to over 500 stores. As Client Director, Andrew was also accountable for the programme and on-going service we deliver from both the UK and Mauritius for M&S, together with the design and roll-out of new solutions and services into the client.

Andrew now leads the UK and Ireland implementation team, covering programme and project managers, PMO, implementation consultants, developers, testers and release, transition and operational readiness managers in the UK, Ireland and Mauritius. The team delivers service and software programmes and projects across all SD Worx UK/Ireland clients whether large enterprise clients or SME and corporate clients.

Andrew continues to focus on ensuring we understand the voice of our customers and can represent our client businesses and requirements within all our solutions and services.

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Andrew Dresner
Head of Implementation

Areas of responsibility 

Ashleigh is responsible for the design, coordination and delivery of engagement and communication strategies which support high engagement, Net Promoter Score (NPS) and brand value.

The key aspect of her role is to support key projects and initiatives to drive positive change and enhance both colleague and customer experience.

Background

Prior to her current role, Ashleigh has taken on a number of positions at SD Worx in various departments including marketing, sales, communications and solutions. Ashleigh also oversees the design and rollout of most colleague programmes at SD Worx.

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Ashleigh Evans
Head of Marketing

Areas of responsibility

Charlie heads up SD Worx’s Technology Division which focuses on developing the overall technology strategy, driving innovation and taking ownership of the company’s architecture. Charlie also oversees the security for SD Worx ensuring the constant safeguarding of systems and deals with customer interaction on security related matters.

Background 

Charlie Joined the company in 2007 and has held a number of senior roles within the Technology division working in Development, Architecture and IT. During this time he has played a senior role in many of SD Worx's most complex large customer implementations alongside leading the technical aspects of our products continual evolution. 

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Charlie Knox
Director of Product and Solutions

Areas of responsibility

As Head of Human Resources, Fiona is responsible for all HR activity within SD Worx UK and Ireland providing strategic direction and ownership in line with business needs, legislative requirements and best practice with a strong focus on delivering solutions which directly benefit our customers. Fiona coaches and mentors senior managers, while ensuring the HR team are aligned and utilised to deliver the HR strategy.

Background

Fiona has held various senior Operations and HR roles prior to joining SD Worx in 2010. Fiona has a MSc in Human Resource Management and is also an active Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD). Most recently, Fiona was invited to join the board of Directors at Kilbryde Hospice in South Lanarkshire as HR Director, responsible for the HR strategy. The hospice is going through a significant period of change as they apply for funding to provide an in-patient facility to support patients with life limiting illness and their carers.

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Fiona McKee
Head of Human Resources

Areas of Responsibility

Graeme is part of the Senior Executive Team at SD Worx UK & Ireland and is responsible for delivering large IT change programmes for existing clients.

Background

Graeme joined SD Worx in 2013 as a Software Development Practice Manager after undertaking many senior positions in software development throughout his career. Prior to this, he graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Strathclyde. Graeme also holds APM Qualifications from the The Association for Project Management. 

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Graeme McGregor
Client Director Corporate Accounts

Iain joined SD Worx in 2009 and after initially running the IT Outsourcing Programme was moved to head the large Marks & Spencer HR Transformation Programme. Iain has extensive experience in Senior IT roles with a number of companies primarily in the Telecommunications and Retail sectors. His focus now is to build on the strong foundation we have established within M&S and deliver first class solutions and customer service that meets the business needs of all of our customers.

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Iain McGregor
Chief Operating Officer

Having worked in a Payroll environment his entire career of almost 40 years, Ian has experienced many areas of the profession. He has worked for SD Worx throughout his career commencing as a junior and progressing to UK Operations Director, overseeing the organisation's Glasgow location. From the start of 2014 Ian moved into a new role as the Director of Learning & Development. This role will complement many activities he has undertaken outside of SD Worx over many years.

Ian is a huge supporter of continual professional development, having successfully studied for both the IPP Diploma and the M.Sc. in Payroll Management. He continues to support learning, encouraging people to study and supporting students learning, being a tutor of the CIPP Foundation Degree for the last 22 years. He is currently a Board Trustee of the CIPP and was the Chairperson of that body from 2011 to 2013.

To show his commitment to on-going learning he completed a Certificate in Managing Global Payroll in 2105 and Graduated as a Fellow of Higher Education though Derby University in 2016 qualifying him to lecture at University, he currently lectures on the M.Sc. programme and is hoping to commence teaching the BA shortly.

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Ian Walters
Learning & Development Director

Areas of Responsibility

Jennifer oversees the management of financial operations, financial systems, financial reporting, facilities and procurement for SD Worx UK & Ireland.

Background

Prior to joining SD Worx in 2016, Jennifer has obtained over 10 years’ experience in financial management, financial business partnering and commercial finance. She also holds a Bachelor of Science from Warwick Business School and has gained accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

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Jennifer Carnegie
Financial Controller

Areas of Responsibility

Jonathan heads up the Change and Transformation function at SD Worx which focusses on developing and building people capability. Jonathan’s role is to ensure that SD Worx colleagues are performing at their full potential and gain a thorough understanding of the value of our customers’ solutions, resulting in the best possible service to customers.

Background

Jonathan joined SD Worx in 2010 as a Senior HR Solutions Consultant where he was responsible for delivering growth and creating stronger linkages between the SD Worx commercial services, sales and operations functions. Prior to this, Jonathan held many senior HR management roles after graduating with a Masters in Human Resource management from Middlesex University in 2005. 

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Jonathan Friedman
Implementation Manager

Areas of Responsibility

Leon is also the Company Secretary and a member of the Senior Executive Team. He has substantial commercial and technology law experience garnered from an extensive legal career within industry.

Background

Leon joined SD Worx from the FTSE top 30 company, Centrica PLC and has held Senior Counsel roles at Ascential PLC (formerly EMAP); Affinion International and JDA Software. He has considerable experience drafting and negotiating complex, high value commercial deals. 

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Leon Daniel
Head of Legal

Areas of responsibility

Nick is a member of the Senior Executive team and is responsible for the performance and colleague engagement in our Glasgow office, our largest location in the UK. He has line responsibility for our International Support Service, internal and external customer facing IT services, our UK Support service and managed services to some of our large corporate customers.

Nick is committed to providing a high performing services that is responsive to our customers' needs.

Background

Nick joined SD Worx (formerly Ceridian) in 1997 after seven years with Durham County Council in Finance and IT positions. He has worked in various roles, including software development management, chief technical architect, managing the IT aspect of a number of large customer implementations and programmes, as well as managing a change programme in our Global Payroll business. Nick has held a number of leadership roles across our business covering our operational managed services and most recently our IT and Support Services.

Nick is married with two children, he is originally from Durham but has settled in Glasgow after working in Manchester, London and Mauritius.

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Nick Prudhoe
Head of IT Services & Customer Support

Nick is responsible for the UK and Ireland’s Finance processes and overseeing the business’s financial control and governance disciplines. 

Nick previously served as Financial Director at large software companies in multi-national markets. With a history of leadership for building and developing highly successful teams. Nick has an interest in sport, he also loves to travel with his family.

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Nick Sambridge
Finance Director

Peter joined SD Worx in April 2008 and is responsible for customer satisfaction and future development.

Peter works cross-functionally across all teams, to understand and improve our customer relationships. By understanding our customers' businesses, it provides a foundation to develop opportunities for change, with a clear business case and the confidence to take advantage of the latest HR & payroll cloud technology.

Peter works with customers and colleagues to measure and improve the company's customer relationships. Part of this measurement is through Net Promoter Score, colleague surveys, and transactional feedback.

Prior to joining SD Worx, Peter held a variety of positions including operations, sales and commercial with Hays BPO, a specialist subsidiary of Hays Plc, delivering onshore and offshore business processes for blue chip organisations. Peter holds a BA (honours) from Leeds Metropolitan University.

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Peter Howley
Customer Director

Areas of responsibility

Scott is responsible to elevate our HR agenda in the UK&I and ensure our colleagues are at the centre of our strategy for growth and transformation.

Background

Before joining SD Worx, Scott was HR Director for Ladbrooks Coral where he designed and developed the people integration plan post their merger. Prior to that he was with Immersat as HR Director where he designed and implemented a global Learning and Development programme to underpin the company’s growth strategy. Scott, originally from Glasgow, holds a Masters in HR Management and an MA in Social Sciences and more recently achieved a Masters in Business Administration and is a practising Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

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Scott Brown
HR Director & Transformation

Areas of responsibility

As Head of Customer Operations, Steve is responsible for all four of the UK's operational managed payroll service centres - Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and Limerick. Steve joined SD Worx in 2000, and has a breadth of experience within the payroll and HR services arena. Steve is heavily focused on driving efficiency within the operations business and providing our customers with an enhanced more modern experience.

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Steve Hawley
Head of Customer Operations

Stuart is responsible for leading the financial planning and analysis, ensuring the provision of critical business finance information and visibility of business performance is aligned to company goals.

Prior to joining SD Worx in 2019, Stuart obtained over 10 years’ experience in range of senior finance positions within financial planning and analysis, finance business partnering, commercial finance and financial controlling. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

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Stuart Houghton
Business Controller
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Tristan Spencer
Sales & Marketing Director

Areas of responsibility

Brenda Morris joined the company as VP UK and Ireland, as well as becoming a member of the Executive Committee. Brenda brings broad experience, spanning almost thirty years across HCM and international software and services companies.

Background

Brenda’s background in the industry is well-aligned with SD Worx’s focus on customer-centricity, which she plans to continue embedding and elevating within the business. She sees Business Intelligence, robotics and the desire for more self-service solutions as key trends for SD Worx to continue to develop, to further support the company’s international growth strategy.

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Brenda Morris
VP & Managing Director UK & Ireland