Walking around our offices, you’ll meet payroll and taxation specialists with decades of experience working in the ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms, HM Revenue & Customs and with regulatory backgrounds. Our people all share a passion for our industry and take personal pride in delivering a leading global service. We differentiate ourselves by having one of the strongest global teams of specialists in payroll, expatriate tax and human resources. Our people hold leading industry knowledge and provide an informed window into the future through active consultancy work with global regulators. We are firmly focused on providing our professional workforce with career development programs and opportunities to continually develop their skill-set. We promote an open culture within our company and operate as one team.
Our people are carefully selected to provide our customers with unrivalled industry experience and geographic expertise.
Jason is our Chief Executive Officer and brings with him over 25 years' experience of building and growing organisations. With a background in leading global teams, Jason has an outstanding track record of achieving significant transformational change.
Jason has held a variety of Senior Executive positions with international, private equity and start-up companies across a range of sectors, these include: events and entertainment, telecommunications, FMCG, technology, outsourcing and recruiting and retail. As the former CEO of two Australian sports teams, Jason has led and transformed teams in both rugby and motor racing.
With a passion for the wider community and technology, Jason has sat on the board for a number of organisations, these include Variety South Australia, Port Adelaide Football Club, Variety Australia, Enlightened International and most recently, Chairman of Jam Sports Management.
Jason resides in the United Kingdom with his wife Emma.
Nick is our Chief Financial Officer and brings a wealth of experience to the team. Nick has previously worked for large international businesses, mentored start-up companies in the technology sector, consulted with various FTSE 100 companies and government, as well as a number of PE backed businesses. Nick plays a key role at activpayroll and is responsible for helping shape the strategic and continued international growth, capitalising on the ever-increasing demand for activpayroll’s payroll and tax solutions.
Outside of work, Nick enjoys spending time with his family, he has two sons and enjoys getting out into the local countryside with his wife Michelle to walk their dog.
David is our Chief People Officer and brings an impressive amount of international knowledge and experience to the team. Having worked as a Human Resources professional for over 30 years, David has previously worked across a spectrum of roles, including HR Business Partner, Head of Talent, Chief Talent Officer and Head of Leadership. In addition, David is also a published author and had his first book, ‘The Self Determined Manager’, published in 2019.
As a thought-leader in the fields of learning and development, talent management and leadership development, David has influenced leaders and teams around the world and created better-managed companies as a result. Using his wealth of experience and prior to joining activpayroll, David established The Talent Office, a talent management consulting firm.
Having worked and lived in the United Kingdom, United States and Asia, David’s expertise spans a wide range of private sector organisations and has been at the heart of elevating corporate cultures and empowering effective teams in industries such as professional services, financial services, investment and commercial banking and energy.
Outside of work, David is a trustee for the charity Friends of the Elderly and an advisor to a start-up in graduate recruiting. David also tries to fit in a little jogging and cycling, and he loves spending time with his friends and family, especially his adult children, James and Emma.
Charlie has been leading high performing technology teams for over 18 years with significant roles held at both Ceridian and SD Worx therefore he knows the payroll and HR space extremely well. During this time, he has partnered with some fantastic customers across Europe to implement products that deliver continuous value.
During the spare time, which with two younger kids is rare, Charlie likes cooking, all things tech related, football, home improvement. To try and roll back the years a little, Charlie has recently taken up Taekwon-do with his son.
Alison is our Non-Executive Director, founder and former Chief Executive Officer of activpayroll. Alison launched activpayroll in 2001 in Aberdeen, Scotland as a local firm providing payroll services to the oil and gas industry. As a result of Alison’s own personal drive and hard work, activpayroll is now a leading global professional service organisation with offices around the globe. In 2017, Alison was honoured with an OBE from the Queen for business services in Scotland and abroad.
In May 2021, after two decades as CEO of activpayroll, Alison stepped down from her position and took up her role as Non-Executive Director, alongside Euan Sellar. Despite continuing to support the business at board level, Alison made the decision to take a step back to spend more time with her family and friends.
Alison is very passionate about helping worthy causes in any way that she can. From 2016 to 2021, she led the activpayroll team to raise over £100,000 for various charities through a range of challenges, including Ride the North, Kiltwalk and cycling from Vietnam to Cambodia.
Euan began working for activpayroll in 2009 as Chairman and in 2013 he took on the role of Global Operations Director before moving to Chief Operating Officer. Since retiring from his role as COO, Euan has taken up the role of Non-Executive Director, alongside founder and former CEO of activpayroll, Alison Sellar.
Euan is a qualified Engineer with over 21 years’ experience in both Project Management and Operations Management in the global oil and gas industry. His leadership skills and familiarity of working with people from different nationalities and cultures ensured a smooth transition to the world of Global Payroll Operations.
Jim is our Chairman and brings with him over two decades of experience in chairing a range of private equity backed companies, including sectors such as energy research, insurance, fund administration, vehicle rental, pharma services and timber supplier. In previous years, Jim has also chaired the National Lottery Film Production Committee, been a Governor of Glasgow School of Art and a board member of the Scottish Arts Council.
Jim has a background in advertising and has worked for some of the world’s largest agencies. In 1985, Jim launched his very own advertising agency, growing it from a start up to the largest marketing services group outside of London. In 2001, Jim sold the agency and started his new career in private equity.
Outside of work, Jim enjoys spending time with his two grandsons, watching football, playing golf and reading about history.
Paul is our Payroll Operations Manager – Ireland and brings with him over 24 years’ experience in the Payroll sector in Ireland.
Paul has held multiple leadership roles throughout his career, both in-house and as part of the outsourcing sector. Having worked for small and large global organisations across Ireland, Paul’s experience encompasses payroll operations, implementations, consultancy, ISAE and customer relations. In addition to his wealth of experience, Paul is IPASS (Irish Payroll Association) qualified at certificate and diploma level.
Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time with his family and friends, travelling and gaming. Paul is also an active long-distance runner and has completed many races, including three marathons.