Meet the General Council
The BASDA General Council meet regularly to constructively challenge the strategy and performance of the association in growing and maintaining its membership.
Head of Business Development UK&I at SuperChoice Services Pty Ltd
Kevin has served on the General Council for 15 years, and as Chair for the past 12 years. Kevin has worked in a number of senior capacities for several blue-chip companies across several sectors and is currently spearheading an Australian-based Cloud-centric Pensions Technology company’s market entry into the UK&I. 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 including a more diverse and representative General Council.
Peter has been a General Council member for 15 years and Finance Director for the last 12 years. He spent nearly 25 years as Managing Director of a very successful software company before taking on added responsibilities within BASDA. Being passionate about BASDA, his company has made an enormous contribution for its size over the years, and had an excellent payback.
Executive Chairperson of Lakeshore Data Management
Bill has been working in the IT sector since mid-1970. The last 45 years have been spent in the software and services sector and include over 25 years of working with EDI and latterly e.commerce.
A former Council Member of BASDA and a former non-executive Director of GS1 UK for eight years, Bill has run businesses in several countries.
Bill’s primary interest is helping businesses avoid making the same mistakes he has made in his career to-date!
Head of Construction, EasyBuild, an Access Group company
Carol has over 30 years’ experience working within construction, and the last 18 years within construction technology. Previous roles included Finance Manager for a top 10 house builder and 13 years at an Irish based Civil Engineering & Building contractor. With this experience she moved into construction technology helping deliver the message to the construction business of the benefits of embracing technology within their businesses to promote a more efficient way of working. Her previous role within a well-known construction software house included Senior Implementation Consultant, Head of Professional Services and Strategic Relationship Manager whereby she helped implement solutions and cultivate relationships with a number of top 100 construction businesses.
Liam Tumulty FCCA
Application Consultant, Construction Industry Solutions Ltd (COINS)
Liam has worked in Finance for over 20 years and has been with COINS since 2017. He has extensive experience in many aspects of finance including VAT, Payroll, Reporting, Shared Services and Software implementations. Liam was appointed to the BASDA General Council in October 2019 and is looking forward to working across new projects in this role.
Managing Director, All Things Web®
Helen has over 20 years’ experience of working within the Financial Services Industry in a variety of business development, marketing and management roles. As MD of Digital Marketing Agency, All Things Web® she has supported BASDA as its marketing partner for 3 years and, in her role as a member of the General Council and Chair of the Marketing SIG, brings valuable insights and experience to BASDA members on Marketing, Lead Generation and the Digital landscape.
Head of Compliance & Programs, Intuit QuickBooks
Pauline has been involved with BASDA for the last 5 years and held the position of Vice Chair of Payroll, HR & Pension SIG until her appointment as Chair in May 2018. Through this role she was involved with the Pension BIB and helped develop the PAPDIS Standard.
While her current role is Payroll, HR & Pension focused she has previously worked in various industries as an accountant so interested in HMRC plans for API’s including their MTD plans. BASDA has a unique role in representing the voice of industry particularly with HMRC.
Senior Software Developer, OGL Group
After 13 years working for a manufacturing company, Matthew decided to take his commercial skills and ERP knowledge to an IT company, joining OGL as a Software Trainer. Matthew’s 20 years at OGL have covered all aspects of the software division, with the last 10 years as a developer. His current focus is ensuring that OGLs software continues to meet customer needs with particular interest in issues such as Brexit, making tax digital, and other legislative requirements and is keen to bring this experience to the BASDA General Council.
CTO, Husky Finance
An engineer at heart, Steve has worked in the software industry for over 40 years in a wide range of roles, from start-up founder to chief software architect. Most recently with pensions technology specialist Husky as co-founder and CTO, Steve is leading the business’s expansion from workplace pension services into an end-to-end offering for SMEs, including managed payroll services. Steve is a strong advocate of automation in business and as such is committed to helping BASDA members deliver greater value to their clients through integration, collaboration and automation.
Head of Product Compliance & Industry Engagement, Xero
With over 20 years of combined accountancy and software experience along with working with HMRC and Companies House on a regular basis, Stuart is a strong supporter of digital transformation and an advocate for tax technology. Stuart is the Chair of the Accountants in Practice SIG with and looks to assist BASDA members in getting their voices heard as Making Tax Digital is rolled out by HMRC. Stuart was appointed to the BASDA General Council in May 2022.
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