Executive Management

  • Chairman

    Simon Downing
    Simon has 30 years of experience in the IT industry and was previously Group CEO. Responsible for the formation of the Civica Group in January 2000, he led the IPO in 2004 and t...

  • Chief Executive Officer

    Wayne Story
    As Chief Executive Wayne has responsibility for all day to day operations across the business. He was previously CEO for financial and business services group Equiniti, and has ...

  • Chief Financial Officer

    Phill Rowland
    Phill qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) and then spent six years working for British Aerospace (now BAE SYSTEMS) in various roles in their...

  • Executive Director - People & Organisational Development

    Wendy Merry
    As the Executive Director for People & Organisational Development, Wendy Merry brings over fifteen years of experience in organisational development, change management, and ...

  • Executive Director, International

    Richard Fiddis
    Richard took up the role of Managing Director - International at Civica in October 2014 based in Sydney, Australia. Previously he spent 15 years with Experian plc, a UK FTSE 50 ...

  • Executive Director - Business Development

    Paul Bradbury
    Paul joined the Civica Executive Management Team in 2011 and has been instrumental to the success of the Group’s Business Process Services business. Today, Paul leads on t...

  • Executive Director, Marketing

    Tim Magness
    Tim is a chartered marketer with 25 years’ experience in the IT industry. He joined in 2002 to launch the Civica brand since when the company has grown from 300 to over 3,...

  • Chief Technology Officer

    John Hood
    John is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the European Engineering Institution and has over 20 years’ experience in the selection, ...

  • UK Product Strategy Director

    Tony Hughes
    With over 20 years experience of developing software and services for the Public Sector, I pride myself on continuing our tradition of partnership working with Local Authorities...

  • Executive Director, Civica Digital

    Steve Shakespeare
    Steve has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry and has spent the last 20 years in a number of executive-level roles, with a particular focus on establishing and leadin...

  • Executive Director – Outsourcing

    Gary Bell
    Gary joined our Executive Management Team in September 2016 as Executive Director of our Outsourcing Division, where he is accountable for the strategy and leadership of our BPO...

  • Executive Director, Local Government & Regulated Markets

    Bill Loughrey
    Formerly Managing Director of IBS OPENSystems, Bill has worked within the UK Local Authority and Social Housing sector for over 20 years. In that time he has focused his attenti...

  • Executive Director, Housing & Asset Management

    Jeff Hewitt
    Jeff started his career with the Civil Service back in 1991, working in the Unemployment Benefits Service, before moving on to the Pay Strategy Unit where he worked on the model...

  • Executive Director, Health & Social Care

    David Roots
    After starting his career in banking and accountancy, David Roots joined Olivetti in 1980 to sell specialist systems to the accountancy and legal professions and became the comp...