Welcome to our new Chief Technology Officer
As part of our exciting start to 2019, we are delighted to introduce our new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Gareth Downing.
Gareth started in Mid-December and will be taking responsibility for all development and implementation.
Gareth joins us from LeasePlan UK where, as Head of Transformation Delivery, he transformed the development department and then converted the entire company to a Scaled Agile delivery methodology.
Before LeasePlan, Gareth worked for EDW, a leading supplier of business software, where again he optimised development performance and delivery using Agile. Previous roles include time at Barclays, Practique and PWA, indicating impressive experience of multiple industries.
Gareth said: “I'm excited to be joining PASS. We already have a great solution but the market is prime for disruption and they're best placed to achieve this. The team are smart and passionate so I'm keen to help ensure we produce innovative and robust solutions that simplify work and make our customers even more successful.
“My career has been built on my need to continuously improve solutions. Agile processes are at the core of this as they ensure the customer is put at the centre of all work and deliveries are timely."
Gareth’s arrival follows the news of the recent funding boost which saw existing shareholders put forward a further £3.25 million to expand the team, develop new products and power geographic expansion.
Read more about the funding news here.
As part of the change, Grahame Weir has moved from CTO and will become our first Chief Innovation Officer. Grahame will now be using his considerable domain expertise to work with customers to identify new products, opportunities, and partners. We will provide more information about Grahame’s new role in the coming weeks.
On Gareth’s arrival Luke Battah, PASS CEO, said: “I am delighted to welcome Gareth to the senior leadership team. We have brought together some exceptionally talented people to help put PASS where we want it to be.
“I am confident Gareth has the experience and skillset required to optimise the way we deliver our solutions and the service we offer our clients.
“In addition to improving our products and services we are targeting significant growth including the launch of exciting new products and services.
It is really exciting to be associated with PASS at the moment