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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 some of our colleagues

Our People

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."


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.

  • Senior Executive
Amanda Hawley
Head of HRO Sales

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.

  • Senior Executive
Andrew Dresner
Head of Implementation

Colleague of the Month – November 2016

Arvind is our winner of Colleague of the Month for November 2016 and he is the first Mauritius colleague to win Colleague of the Month. Arvind received a fantastic nomination from Ashvin Pudaruth, Director of Services, MAU.

Ashvin quoted "Arvind is one of the most driven and talented people I have ever worked with, his optimistic character and positive drive in everything he does is an example to us all."" He also highlighted, "The analytical skills Arvind brings to our NPS Core Team we value extremely highly, he has a positive impact on all teams and individuals he works with, Operations, Sales and Marketing to name just a few".

Well Done Arvind and Congratulations!

  • Colleague of the month
Arvind Bablee
Operations Lead, MAU

Team of the quarter - 2016, Q2

Many congratulations to our Customer & Colleague Communications Team for winning Team of the Quarter Q2 2016! The team were nominated for their exemplary planning of our communication strategy to deliver our biggest and most exciting company announcement about SD Worx and Dayforce Europe to all of our customers and colleagues. Behind the scenes, under immense time pressure, the team kept their cool and planned to the finest detail a coordinated, clear and professional announcement.

Well done to the Customer & Communications Team on winning Team of the Quarter!

  • Team of the quarter
Communications Team

Colleague of the Month – March 2017

Craig is our winner of Colleague of the Month for March 2017. Craig received two fantastic nominations from Mandy Hawley and Andy Hayes.

The sales and solutions team have undergone some huge changes in the last year and Craig has stood up and taken the lead on these changes.

“Craig always shows passion and enthusiasm in everything he does. In proposals and opportunities, he thinks outside the box always trying to challenge himself to think of new ideas” as highlighted by Mandy in her nomination.

Not only doing his day job as a solutions consultant, being an expert in payroll and all things solutions, Craig has been instrumental in leading the team through the management changes and supporting team members through their training.

Andy also added, “Craig has been doing his "day job" and also leading the training & development of our new team members. The newbies are getting up to speed very quickly and able to get out and front certain meetings which is a credit to Craig selflessly sharing his expertise, knowledge and showing really strong leadership.”

It is clear to see from above what the team think of Craig and how much value he brings. In addition, Craig has been managing all this great work whilst becoming a first time Dad.

Well done Craig and Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl.


  • Colleague of the month
Craig Townsend
Solutions Consultant

Colleague of the Month – 2017, Q1

The Customer Team, lead by Pete Howley, have been awarded Team of the Quarter for Q1 2017.

The team were nominated for keeping up their superb momentum from 2016, bringing pace, agility and focus on the customer experience into the new year.

Key areas of attention for the team have beento connect and build relationships with Senior Decision Makers, follow up on feedback from NPS with action plans, and link up with Operational leads and our Product teams to ensure all internal areas are aware of the customer feedback.

Collaborating and working alongside our internal teams is fundamental to our approach in further improving the customer experience.

This focus is paying dividends, with over 60% of Senior Decision makers responding to the last NPS survey, which is a huge step forward; a great achievement for all involved.

The Customer Team are heavily invested in our new customer portal, Trustworx, and are playing a leading role in embedding this into the SD Worx family. Linking in Operational teams initially and then customers, this is a great platform for our future.

As part of the Growth team, contributing to our group SOV target is high on the agenda. Q1 saw them secure £1.3M ACV, with the highest monthly ACV value since the creation of the team, at £835k.

Congratulations go to all involved, keep up the great work!


  • Team of the quarter
Customer Team

Since joining in 2008 with no previous payroll experience, Dave has had three promotions in five years. He went from Trainee Payroll Executive to Payroll Executive within three months, Payroll Executive to Senior Payroll Executive within one year and in 2013 he was promoted to Operations Team Manager.

Dave won the 2014 Pay & Benefits Newcomer of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for Individual of the Year at the 2013 CIPP Payroll & Pensions Excellence awards.

Dave Munn
Operations Team Manager, Glasgow

Areas of responsibility

David is responsible for directing the development of the strategic alliance channel in SD Worx's international business, including partner delivery and governance, partner solutions and leading the establishment of new partner programmes with BPO, accountancy, audit and payment organisations. In addition, he runs the international operations and customer relationship teams.


Prior to SD Worx, David held senior product and partnership positions in U.S Bank Corp and First Data International, having started his career at RBS Group. A graduate of Aberdeen Business School and the London Metropolitan University, David also holds an MBA from Warwick Business School where he specialised in corporate governance.

  • Senior Executive
David Munn
VP, IPS Global Alliances

Colleague of the Month – 2017, Q2

Congratulations to our DIKA UK Rollout Team who are our Team of the Quarter winners for Q2 2017.

The DIKA project impacted all colleagues and this work stream has been one of the largest, most complex and most impactful IT change projects in the history of SD Worx UK.

The team was made up of both UK & Belgian SD Worx IT Team colleagues with the project migrating every piece of IT equipment, from desktops and laptops to our network and telephony systems and servers.

Nick Prudhoe, Head of IT Services & Customer Support, who nominated the team shared his thoughts on how well the project had been executed. “The levels of preparation, collaboration, diligence and pure hard work have been truly impressive. The UK team have had to learn and adapt to a new standard way of working and new technology, whilst the Belgian team have had to understand and adapt to the complex and legacy UK IT estate. Both teams came together and achieved what we set out to achieve, which is rollout to all of our UK & Ireland offices before the end of June, keep within budget and delight our colleagues.”

Each time the team migrated a location they learned lessons and focused on giving our colleagues the best transition into DIKA and the best new IT service possible. The NPS scores and comments from the colleagues across the UK have been extremely positive.

This is a great nomination showing smart cooperation between both the UK & Belgian teams and a true passion to deliver on a huge project for the business.

Well done!

  • Team of the quarter
DIKA UK Roll-out Team

Doug is part of the Executive Committee at SD Worx, one of the largest HR & Payroll providers in Europe with presence in 9 countries, over 62,500 customers and 3,500 employees. Doug and the Senior Leadership team are responsible for the SD Worx UK & Ireland business. The main is to deliver innovative human capital management software and provide exceptional customer service to the UK and International markets. Doug is particularly passionate about engaging colleagues to ensure that at SD Worx we build a company with true global solutions to address our customers' needs, build deep domain knowledge and regional expertise to accelerate growth across Europe.


Doug holds B.Acc. and C.A. qualifications, and hails from Glasgow. Having joined Ceridian in 2005 which was acquired by SD Worx Group in June 2016, Doug's career history includes the roles: Group MD Operations at lastminute.com, Deputy CEO at holiday autos, and MD of Budget in the UK. He describes himself as an "escaped financial director who enjoys discussing how the human capital asset has a greater value than the net book version."

  • Senior Executive
Doug Sawers
Managing Director, SD Worx UK & Ireland

Areas of Responsibility

Rick is SD Worx's Head of Solutions. Since 2012, he has been responsible for leading the Product team in the development of SD Worx's SaaS HR products. As the driving force behind SD Worx's move in the true SaaS space, Rick has designed a new approach that means a typical 30 day customer implementation for HR and Payroll can be done in just 1 day. Rick also provides leadership and strategic direction for SD Worx's commercial and implementation approaches.


Rick has spent the last 15 years developing, designing and implementing SaaS & Cloud solutions for a variety of industries. His entire design ethos revolves around the concept of creative & intuitive design with a focus on a world class end user experience.

In 2014, Rick's team won "Team Of The Year" award, and in 2015 he was awarded "Senior Manager Impact" award. "I love that we are all encouraged to constantly look at how we can improve our business. My Managers have always allowed me the flexibility to help make changes that have a positive impact on our business and our customers."

  • Senior Executive
Head of Solutions
Director of HR Solutions

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.

  • Senior Executive
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.

  • Senior Executive
Ian Walters
Learning & Development Director

Areas of responsibility

Jacqueline joined SD Worx as Chief Legal Officer in July 2008. Her experience is pivotal in SD Worx's future expansion plans, and plays a key role in the organisation's international ambitions.

Jacqueline is also Chair of SD Worx's registered charity, the PayBack Foundation, and the UK Founder and Chair of the organisation's Women's Network.


Jacqueline joined from Xerox UK where she spent the last seven years as company secretary and board legal representative. She has significant experience in major contractual negotiations and also deals with SOX compliance.

  • Senior Executive
Jacqueline Raison
Chief Legal Officer

Areas of responsibility

As Chief Commercial Officer, Jeremy is responsible for developing all aspects of Sales and Marketing within SD Worx, including driving leadership and development activities throughout the business. In addition, he helps SD Worx build a greater HR capability within the company's growing client proposition and acts as a key client contact point.


Jeremy joined the organisation in 2003. Prior to becoming Chief Commercial Officer, Jeremy spearheaded our HR Outsourcing offering. Before joining SD Worx, he held a number of management roles with BUPA, PPC International, Hambro Bank and Guardian Royal Exchange. Jeremy has worked in Sales and Sales Management for a large part of his career and alongside creating a world-class HR function he also aims to develop SD Worx's position as one of the UK€s leading providers of HR software and services.

  • Senior Executive
Jeremy Campbell
Chief Commercial Officer

Colleague of the Month – September 2016

Congratulations to Kim, our Colleague of the Month for September. Kim received a great nomination from one of our customers.

Although new to the role, Kim has already built a strong relationship with this customer. She has moved deadlines, worked extra hours, put in additional checks, supported, listened and on occasion challenged the customer in order to provide an accurate and timely payroll each month.

Kim's manager, Julie Wright was very happy with the nomination and said it was well deserved.

Congrats, Kim!

  • Colleague of the month
Kim Bellhouse
Payroll Executive

Team of the quarter - 2016, Q1

Congratulations to the Learning & Development Team who have won Team of the Quarter in Q1 of 2016. The team were nominated twice in Q1 as they are making a huge impact on the business. So far this year, they have delivered over 3,000 hours of training. They have gone above and beyond to help our colleagues build more confidence within their roles, increase product training, ensure effective on boarding for new starters and re-introduce manager training.

The passion and energy within this team is outstanding and they always deliver amazing results. Well Done Learning & Development! Great Job!

  • Team of the quarter
L&D Team

Colleague of the Month – June 2017

Laura is our winner of Colleague of the Month for June 2017. Laura received two fantastic nomination’s from Debby Hill and Graham Lyle, both for different reasons.

Debby’s nomination was a big thank you to Laura as she had recently covered the system administration for Salesforce whilst Debby was on leave. This role is not part of Laura’s responsibilities, however she happily offered to help. Debby quoted, “Laura is a true team player within Finance and the wider business and is always happy to help wherever needed”.

Laura’s manager, Sharon Bell, Contract Billing Manger agreed with Debby’s comments and also said “Laura has a very positive, can do attitude and is extremely helpful. Her knowledge of the business is excellent, which means she is relied upon by many of her colleagues in all areas.”

Laura’s can do attitude was definitely highlighted in Graham’s nomination. Laura processes the terminations in the finance system. Having identified a missing link in the process, Laura used her initiative and developed a mechanism that allows us to follow up on terminations, gathering quality data. Laura developed a questionnaire and a follow up process, to ensure we have every possible chance of saving a potentially terminating customer.

Laura is a rising star within the business and very much displays our values, especially Innovation and Passion. She does her job to the best of her ability and also gives up extra time to learn and progress in the business, taking full advantage of our Mentoring programme. Her relationship with her mentor, Andy Brown, has helped her confidence grow and this makes us look forward to seeing what she will do in the future.

Congratulations Laura! 

  • Colleague of the month
Laura Gillespie
Order Management Specialist, Finance

Colleague of the Month – January 2017

Mark is our winner of Colleague of the Month for January 2017. Mark received a fantastic nomination from Andy Brown, Head of Customer Management.

Mark’s nomination was for his commitment, hard work and pragmatic approach to improving the service to Costain. He is now a main point of contact for them, and has been instrumental in driving forward the relationship.

The level of focus and responsiveness has delighted them, and in a recent site meeting Archana Yallapragrada from Costain commented that “Mark really has made a difference, he has injected a high level of confidence into the Costain HR Services Team and we really feel that our incidents are being effectively managed”.

The team at Costain have also invited Mark to their Maidenhead site to meet the team.

Mark’s manager, Graham Lyle added “Mark has been instrumental in leading this relationship and has changed Costain’s perception of the support desk from one of good support with a few challenges, to one of exemplary service and commitment. Marks exceptional focus and customer service is also rubbing off on his colleagues and he truly leads by example.”

Well done Mark and congratulations!


  • Colleague of the month
Mark Cardno
Application Support Specialist

Areas of Responsibility

As Chief Product Officer, Melissa is responsible for ensuring our software solutions support customers in meeting the ever-changing and complex demands that legislative change brings; as well as delivering efficiency, value and innovation through our product roadmap.


Melissa joined SD Worx in 2010 having most recently been Professional Services Director, EMEA for a global Software-as-a-Service company specialising in Talent Management solutions. Prior to that Melissa held a variety of project management and consultancy positions in the HR technology sector working with blue chip domestic and international organisations. Melissa was named in the Payroll World Top 50* most influential people in the payroll industry.

  • Senior Executive
Melissa Goddard
Chief Product Officer

Colleague of the Month – August 2016

Natalie received a fantastic nomination from her manager, Carla Needham, Senior Consultant. Carla wanted to highlight the outstanding work that Natalie has done with one of our customers.

Our customer, a leading pharmaceutical company said; "Natalie has always been responsive and has a great attention to detail and subject matter expertise."

Keep up the good work, Natalie!

  • Colleague of the month
Natalie Evans

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.


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.

  • Senior Executive
Nick Prudhoe
Head of IT Support Services

Colleague of the Month – April 2017

Paula is our winner of Colleague of the Month for April 2017. Paula received a fantastic nomination from her colleague, Santosh Matada, who couldn't praise her enough for the commitment and hard work that she has displayed whilst implementing a new GE payroll, GE Alstom.

Santosh commented, “She has exceeded in every category of the SD Worx values and the client, GE, are very much impressed with her structured approach to the implementation (payroll transition) and diligence she brings to the team”.

The deadline for this payroll to Go-Live was non negotiable, so Paula had a large task of paying 3000+ employees over 2 payrolls on time amongst other system challenges. With Paula at the helm the team successfully managed this deadline and the employees were credited on 13th April 2017.

Paula’s manager, Carla Needham, was also very happy with how the GE Alstom project had gone. She highlighted, “Paula’s commitment and character has ensured this project was delivered on time and she has earnt the trust and respect from a challenging customer. Paula is a great asset to the team and is always willing to help and do what is necessary to ensure our colleagues and customers are supported.”

Whilst implementing this payroll, Paula also supported a new member of the team. She portrayed a positive outlook throughout, remained relaxed and friendly, yet professional, which has earned her great respect and trust from GE and particularly her colleagues.

Well done Paula, fantastic job! 

  • Colleague of the month
Paula Gillibrand
Solutions Consultant

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.

  • Senior Executive
Peter Howley
Customer Director

Colleague of the Month – December 2016

Phil is our winner of Colleague of the Month for December 2016. Phil received a fantastic nominations from his manager, Paul Thickett.

We said at the start of 2016 that we would offer flexi time to some colleagues as a pilot to begin with and then if tis was successful we would roll this out across the business to certain teams. It is fair to say that without Phil's drive and determination, the Flexitime model that has been so successful in our Manchester Operation would not have been delivered.

Whilst taking this task on board, Phil has still managed to look after his daily role of managing customers' payroll services too, to a high standard.

Well done Phil. Congratulations!

  • Colleague of the month
Phil Darbyshire
Operations Manager

Colleague of the Month – June 2016

Robert is our winner of Colleague of the Month for June 2016. Robert received a fantastic nomination from the App Support Team. Here is what they had to say...

Robert's experience, support and initiative to enhance the existing processes are greatly valued. We would like to thank Robert for his great work, expertise and enthusiasm. He has been a pleasure to work with, always putting customers first and going the extra mile to meet customer needs. He will always assess the situation and prioritise accordingly. He is always honest with the customer and he will address all problem areas so that the incident does not recur in the future.

Robert's manager, Nick Prudhoe could not agree more with the nomination and stated "I constantly get great feedback from account managers about Robert". He added the following, "Robert consistently takes owner ship of not just issues but also strategy for his teams and the services he provides."

Well done, Robert!

  • Colleague of the month
Robert Wright
Corporate Service Delivery Manager

Simon has been a major contributor to Ceridian's payroll expertise since 1984. Besides being influential in the development of Ceridian's payroll services, he is a major presence on a number of HMRC consultative groups and committees.

A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals and one of the original Masters of Science in Payroll Management, Simon is a regular author and speaker on payroll matters. He is also Chair of IReeN, the electronic exchange with government user network, and was appointed chair of the British Computer Society (BCS) Payroll Group in September 2013.

Simon has won a number of awards in the past including the Strathearn Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2012 Pay & Benefits Awards, the Payroll Alliance Award for Advancing the Payroll Profession in 2010 and IPP Person of the Year in 2006.

Simon Parsons
Director of Payments, Benefits & Compliance

Colleague of the Month – October 2016

Sophia is our winner of Colleague of the Month for October 2016. Sophia received 2 fantastic nominations from colleagues. Sophia has done a fantastic job increasing our website metrics over the last 12 months but most recently she has worked extremely hard to deliver a new professional SD Worx website that further reflects our new SD Worx family.

Sophia has engaged with colleagues & suppliers in good time to ensure that the website went live on time. Sophia demonstrated real agility in the way she has worked, and has done so tirelessly for the last few months.

Sophia's manager, Kat Wheatley was extremely proud of Sophia and highlighted "What really stands out for me, is the time Sophia took to engage colleagues across the business to get their feedback and where possible build this into the project".

Well done Sophia and Congratulations!

  • Colleague of the month
Sophia Johnson
Digital Marketing

Colleague of the Month – May 2017

Stacey is our winner of Colleague of the Month for May 2017. Stacey received a fantastic nomination from her manager, Lynn Gaunt, which also included great feedback from our customer, Travis Perkins.

Since been promoted to Senior Payroll Executive on the Travis Perkins account in March 2016, Stacey has really excelled herself. Over the last 16 months, Stacey has spent a significant amount of time working on-site at Travis Perkins offices in Northampton.

Although the project has displayed some challenges, Stacey has remained positive and professional throughout. Lynn commented, “Stacey has built up great relationships not only within SD Worx, but also with the Client. She is so popular and well liked within TP, she hasgained so much respect from everyone and has become a go to person for any questions or queries they may have.”

With her range of payroll and HRE5p knowledge, she has been able to work closely with the consultants on the project and help to reconcile parallel runs. She has also pro-actively looked at better ways to send data across to our Mauritius colleagues and has created an import template, which has saved on time and reduced errors.

Simon Naylor (no relation!), Head of Group Benefits & Strategic Reward also said, “I think Stacey is excellent. I work with a number of different Companies, some very large and well known, they all talk about being a partner not a supplier, very few achieve it. Stacey does it effortlessly. Her intelligence, grace, effort, support and good humour has helped her become one of the most trusted people we work with. She has a level of authenticity that means her word is trusted.

Congratulations and well done Stacey.

  • Colleague of the month
Stacey Naylor
Senior Payroll Executive

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.

  • Senior Executive
Steve Hawley
Head of Customer Operations

Steven has over 23 years of experience in ICT sector and University functions in Belgium and Northern Europe. His specialities are in the field of union negotiations, harmonising terms and conditions, brand marketing, press relations, mergers and acquisitions. As CEO, Steven started a large transformation programme by establishing a new strategy and a financial master plan, the net profit rose from 2.1 million euros in 2013 to 38 million euros in 2015.

Steven joined SD Worx in August 2011 as Managing Director for the International Business of the SD Worx Group, which now covers 50 countries worldwide. During this role, Steven managed the international subsidiaries as well as the Payroll Services Alliance. Prior to joining SD Worx, Steven was CEO at Logica Belgium, where he reshaped the Sales Organisation towards a vertical market oriented unit and was elected Country Manager of the Year in 2007.

  • Senior Executive
Steven Van Hoorebeke
Group Chief Executive Officer

Areas of responsibility

As Chief Sales Officer Stuart has a passion for maximising value to clients from SD Worx's technology and services. An MBA qualified Chartered Engineer, Stuart delivered the restructuring of SD Worx UK operational business during his early years as Shared Services Director in Glasgow and is an advisor to the Scottish government on shared services and outsourcing. Stuart joined SD Worx after an earlier career in sales, solutions, consulting and project management with BAA and IBM.

Stuart Stephen
Chief Sales Officer

Colleague of the Month – July 2016

Sufian is our colleague of the month for July 2016, nominated by Operations Team Manager, Jane Clark. Jane could not thank Sufian enough for all the hard work and support he has provided to one of our customers. Sufian managed to resolve their source issue and reduce the number of the open tickets quickly, resulting in customer satisfaction.

Since starting in 2011, Sufian has always gone the extra mile to ensure any issues are fixed and resolved quickly and efficiently.

Sufian's manager, Sharon, was very pleased and stated, "Sufian is an integral part of the Support Desk that we could not do without. He has an extensive knowledge of the Source product and is a great team player."

He will always give 110% on everything that he does and he is also happy to help mentor and train the new members of the team to increase their knowledge of the legacy product. Congratulations, Sufian!

  • Colleague of the month
Sufian Ahmed
Applications Support Specialist

Areas of responsibility

As Chief Marketing Officer, Suhail is responsible for overseeing the global marketing strategy for the SD Worx Group. Suhail aims to continue the company’s geographical growth by utilising market and customer insights, and position SD Worx as the preferred brand in the marketplace.


Suhail has over 25 years of international marketing experience in a varied range of sectors and companies. Prior to SD Worx, he has worked in the ICT sector in Silicon Valley; was VP Marketing at Royal Philips in the Netherlands, devised the marketing strategy for various start-ups and organisations in Healthcare, Financial and FMCG sectors. Suhail graduated with a B.A. for Loyola University in Chicago.

  • Senior Executive
Suhail Khan
Chief Marketing Officer

Areas of responsibility

As Head of Product Development, Terry is responsible for the development, maintenance and quality assurance of our software products. Working closely with our Product Management group, Terry and his team of software engineering professionals, based in the UK and Mauritius, bring to life the requirements, ideas and innovations to create our award-winning products.


Terry’s entire career has been spent in IT, starting off with 11 years at British Telecom International where he was trained initially as an electronics engineer and transitioned into software engineering. Terry joined SDWorx in 1988 and spent a number of years project managing large software development and implementation projects for NatWest Bank. Since 2001 Terry has held various senior IT leadership positions within our business and led the R&D efforts that created the majority of our current product portfolio and cloud based services.

  • Senior Executive
Terry Cavanagh
Head of Product Development

Colleague of the Month – February 2017

Tonde is our winner of Colleague of the Month for February 2017. Tonde received a fantastic nomination from Gordon Irvine, IT Network Manager.

Tonde received this nomination as he was instrumental in recovering a crucial server issue on our UK Infrastructure. This issue was huge and impacted every aspect of the UK Payroll processing functionality.

Whilst overseeing the recreating of the server, the configuration and reconnection to live he made sure that the UK Payroll processing continued to work effectively without impacting our customers.

Nick Prudhoe was extremely appreciative for all Tonde’s work, which was outside the scope of his normal role. “Day in day out Tonde optimises SDWorx’s culture. He shows complete flexibility, is one of the most knowledgeable people we have and has a demeanour that makes him an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Tonde continually demonstrates all of the core company values and his manager, Charlie Knox will agree. “It always amazes me how he manages both the reactive and proactive side of his work. It is just a real pleasure to work with Tonde.

Congratulations Tonde.


  • Colleague of the month
Tonde Matangaidze
Infrastructure Architect

2 of our employees are Experts in the Payroll World Top 50.

In 1987, we were the first to offer the First Ever computer based Payroll Application.

In 1997, we created our own charity, The PayBack Foundation.

In 2010, SD Worx hit 100% accuracy on a 170,000 employee Payroll.

In 2014, a record breaking £61k was raised for out charity PayBack, helping 79 kids and 6 organisations!

In 2015, we had a group turnover of £405m

In June 2016, SD Worx acquired Ceridian UK & Ireland in full share purchase

Last year, over 650 delegates attended our annual Conference!

Our Net Promoter Score is 300% higher than the industry average!

Over 25 different languages are spoken by our colleagues in the UK and Ireland!

SD Worx has won UK Payroll Services Provider of the Year 5 times so far!

Two of our colleagues have received the prestigious Strathearn Award for Lifetime Achievement for Payroll

We have offices in over 10 locations in Europe, including Belgium (HQ), Austria, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, & UK

We have over 3,600 global employees and HR professional working for us!

We process over 4,150,000 payslips each month!

We serve over 66,000 clients globally

We serve over 60 global countries

We've had more people working for us who are qualified to MSc level in Payroll, than any other company in the UK.