Leadership Team

The leadership team at Castleton Technology plc is enthusiastic, committed and experienced. The team has established a working environment and culture at Castleton Technology which encourages innovation, the sharing of ideas and continual personal development.

The board recognises that it has a unique role in representing and promoting the interests of all of Castleton Technology’s stakeholders, including its shareholders and it is accountable to shareholders for the performance and activities of the company.

Dean Dickinson
Dean was previously Managing Director of Advanced Business Solutions, part of Advanced Computer Software Group Limited (previously Advanced Computer Software plc (“ACS”)), where he led the impressive growth of the Public Sector and Enterprise division following the acquisition of COA Solutions in 2010. Dean was part of the senior management team that sold ACS to Vista Private Equity for £725 million in March 2015. Dean has over 30 years’ operational experience in the software industry and was one of four directors at Walker Inc responsible for an MBO backed by Alchemy Private Equity in 2002 to form a new business called Arelon. Arelon merged with Cedar in 2003 and was rebranded COA Solutions where he became Deputy Managing Director for the business as a whole.
Haywood Chapman
Chief Financial Officer
Haywood has significant technology sector expertise having held senior finance roles at FTSE 250 and Fortune 300 companies. Most recently Haywood has been Group Financial Controller of Infinity SDC, a private equity backed Data Centre operator. Before that Haywood held a number of senior finance positions at Northgate Information Solutions, having trained at PwC and gained M&A experience working in PwC's transaction Services Team.
David Payne
Non-Executive Chairman
David Payne has a varied background in the leisure, computer and property industries. For 20 years after leaving university he worked for Juliana's, a leisure company that floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1983. He was subsequently recruited, by a venture capital fund, to become Chairman of Virtuality, a company at the forefront of developing virtual reality. He oversaw the successful flotation of this company on the LSE in 1994 and then left to devote more time to the development of a quoted property company. David Payne is Chair of the Nomination Committee.
Phil Kelly
Non- Executive Director
Phil brings a thirty year track record of leading successful companies within the technology sector, having worked with both quoted and private equity backed businesses. Phil is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees
Paul Gibson
Non-Executive Director
Paul is a partner at MXC Capital Limited and has had a highly successful career in the TMT sector, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Computer Software Plc ("ACS") prior to its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners for £725 million. In his five years at ACS Paul oversaw a period of exceptional value creation and transformation, with responsibility for driving both organic and acquisitive growth. Prior to ACS, Paul held a number of senior roles in both financial and operational capacities, latterly as Finance Director of Redac Limited, the Alchemy backed turnaround that was subsequently sold to ACS for £100 million. The foundations of Paul's career were built at Unigate, GrandMet (now Diageo) and Oracle. Paul is a qualified accountant and currently sits on the board of Tax Systems plc as Non-Executive Director. Paul is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.