Meet the BASDA General Council

The BASDA General Council meet regularly to constructively challenge the strategy and performance of the association in growing and maintaining its membership.

General Council Members:

Kevin Hart, Head of Payroll and Third Party Integration at B&CE (The People’s Pension)
Kevin has served on the General Council for some 12 years, and as Chair for the past 9 years. With a passionate belief that BASDA has a crucial role to play in the business software industry, punching well above its weight, Kevin is committed to delivering incremental value to members.
Kevin Hart GC


Peter Prater, Managing Director, Qtac Solutions

Peter has been a General Council member for 10 years and Finance Director for the last 7 years.  Being passionate about BASDA, his company has made an enormous contribution for its size over the years, and had an excellent payback.


Peter Prater GC


Peter Robertshaw, Marketing Director, cloudBuy

With over 30 years in the IT industry, prior to joining cloudBuy, Peter has held a similar role at Swedish ERP player, IFS, leading their re-branding programme. He also worked for 12 years at software giant SAP in a number of roles including, product management and marketing and has been a member of the General Council for over a decade.

 Peter Robershaw GC


Tim Cole, COO, Causeway Technologies 

Tim has worked over the last 20 years to bring the benefits of e-business into day to day use. He also has experience in managing a trade association, having run CITE (Construction Industry Trading Electronically) from its formation in 1995 to 2000.  Tim chairs the BASDA Interoperability SIG and is a key member of a number of related industry and European associations.



Tim Cole GC


Jim Etherton MA, ACA, Senior Product Manager,
Construction Industry Solutions Ltd (COINS) 

Jim has worked for COINS for 16 years and has been actively involved in BASDA since 2006.  He is chair of the Financials & Accounting SIG where he led the BASDA response to HMRC on VAT PPD and represents BASDA on the HMRC CIS Operational Forum.



Jim Etherton GC


Nicky Wilkins, Head of Customer Engagement, Symmetry Ltd

With a heavy involvement in strategic planning and constant interaction with customers and prospect businesses, Nicky is able to provide insight into the needs of both suppliers and end users.  Nicky is also a knowledgeable public speaker and a qualified financial advisor.


Nicky Wilkins GC


Steve Checkley, Director, Acorah Products

Steve has been a contributor to the General Council for several years, supporting efforts in helping to shape Identity Assurance and, more latterly, as Chair of the Making Tax Digital SIG which has brought BASDA even closer to HMRC and professional accounting bodies.


Steve Checkley


Martin Weller, Product Manager, Bottomline Technologies

Martin has worked with payments software systems for over 20 years with the majority of that in product management.  He has great experience of the software development, requirements analysis and delivery process.  He has been responsible for producing deployed and cloud solutions for small to enterprise corporates.



Martin Weller, Bottomline Technologies


Nick Hardy, Marketing Manager, Anagram Systems

Nick has more than 15 years’ experience of communicating the business benefits of using accounting, CRM and ERP software to small and medium sized businesses.  Appointed to the General Council in 2016, he is keen to work with BASDA council members to support marketing and PR initiatives and campaigning.


Nick Hardy, Anagram Systems