activpayroll is delighted to announce the appointment of Doug Sawers as Executive Chair, bringing his deep executive leadership experience to power the next stage of the company’s growth.

activpayroll is a highly-regarded provider of multi-country payroll support and global mobility advice to growth, medium and large international companies. Headquartered in Scotland but with a worldwide footprint, activpayroll is committed to partnering with its customers as they address increasingly complex global challenges, supporting them wherever they need with a range of payroll and employee-related services. The recent acquisition of global mobility tax experts LIMES International signals the growth intentions of activpayroll to continue to match their customers’ needs.

Doug Sawers is an exceptional leader; most recently the Managing Director of Access Legal at the Access Group, he previously led the UK, Ireland and Mauritius businesses of SD Worx (formerly Ceridian). A chartered accountant by training, his deep leadership experience, sector expertise, and breadth of vision evidenced by his multiple non-executive and advisory roles for smaller businesses, make him ideally suited to leading activpayroll on the next stage of its journey.

Commenting on his appointment, Doug said: “I am very excited to be joining activpayroll; this is an excellent company with a strong track record of delivering for customers, dedicated employees and a positive culture. The opportunity to lead this business forward, always with the needs of our customers at the front of our minds, is truly compelling. activpayroll is ready to grow into an exceptional company in the sector and I am looking forward to playing my part in that.”

David Deacon, Chief People Officer added: “Doug is adding so much value to this business, we are delighted to have access to his vision, drive and leadership. activpayroll is building a strong company for the future and Doug will be instrumental in ensuring that our focus across the world is on delivering great service for our customers, through our amazing people and excellent range of products.”

Rob Jones, co-founder at Private Equity firm Tenzing and majority shareholder of activpayroll concluded: “We are delighted that Doug has agreed to join activpayroll. He brings true sector expertise to one of the most exciting businesses in the space. We see great potential for growth and success for many years to come.”

The announcement can also be found online with Aberdeen Business News

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