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The Ochresoft Team

Richard Bretherton, Chairman

Richard is a senior corporate lawyer who retired as a consultant to Davies Arnold Cooper LLP in London to join Ochresoft in an executive capacity. He qualified in 1969 and has worked both in industry and as a corporate partner in private practice.

Richard has held a number of non-executive directorships during his career including as appointee of 3i plc on one of their investee companies. He has particular knowledge of software applications both in the legal and insurance markets.

Robert Sanderson, Managing Director

Robert qualified as a Solicitor in 1998 and has worked within both regional and national law firms as well as industry; leveraging technology to reduce legal manufacturing costs, improve service and regulatory compliance. Prior to Ochresoft, Robert was one of the founding partners of Cordery; a specialist compliance law firm and one of the first wave of alternative business structures. He commenced the project whilst part of the Business Development and Strategy Team at LexisNexis providing insight from practical experience into how law firms can work more efficiently with a specific focus on regulatory compliance. Before joining LexisNexis, Robert spent 8 years providing general counsel to a group of companies and procuring professional services from a panel of c.350 UK law firms whilst driving top and bottom line growth through automation and process efficiency.

Viv Williams, Director

Viv has many years’ experience advising law firms in a consultancy role and is a frequent and well-regarded speaker at seminars and conferences on a range of subjects affecting the legal profession. Viv is also Chief Executive and a founding shareholder of 360 Legal Group, which provides a dedicated business consultancy service to UK lawyers.

Viv is a consultant to law firms on the topics of management, practice development, marketing and business strategy and M&A.

Alastair Waters, Head of Workflow

Alastair has worked for Ochresoft since its formation and has 18 years’ experience in working in the legal and IT sectors specialising in legal technology. Prior to joining Ochresoft, Alastair gained extensive experience in workflow architecture by designing and implementing large scale workflow solutions for both financial institutions and law firms across multiple platforms and legal disciplines.

As Head of Workflow he has been instrumental in the analysis, design and realisation of our workflows. He continues to oversee workflow development and provide strategies to maintain and evolve our applications.

Katrina Bevan, Head of Customer Operations

Katrina initially started her career at Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society and then moved to BPE Solicitors in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire – the originating firm of Intelliworks. It was at BPE Solicitors that Katrina moved through the ranks of junior case handler to Senior Operations Manager where she utilised her skills to help expand the conveyancing department in to a very successful high volume department. Katrina then joined Ochresoft in 2010 and her knowledge and understanding of process and technology within conveyancing has led to the successful implementation of Intelliworks at over 100 firms nationwide.

Highly customer focused with a “can do” attitude has made Katrina a highly regarded individual with many new and existing customers making regular contact with Katrina and her highly experienced team to help with guidance and expertise.

Ian Jones, Head of Development

Ian has extensive experience building and developing high performance Agile development teams. He started his career in the military and aerospace sector, working for Radstone Technology and then GE Intelligent Platforms, where he spent 8 years working as a software development manager and global BIOS & UEFI team leader. He joined Landmark Information Group in 2014 as a Product Development Manager, before making the transition to Head of Development in 2016. He now holds the Head of Development role across Environment, Legal & Mapping business units within Landmark, in addition to Head of Development for Ochresoft.

Ian is passionate about building a progressive culture into his teams, and is an advocate for test automation and continuous delivery practices within an Agile environment.

Michael Ford, Support Team Leader

Michael is a Systems Support Engineer with a Degree in IT with Business. He has extensive experience supporting telecommunication platforms and IT systems in various multi-national firms including Motorola, BT and RM Education.

Michael has worked at Ochresoft for over five years supporting legal teams and their technical partners. His strong background supporting a wide-ranging customer base enables him to support clients holistically in their use, implementation and experience of Ochresoft products and services.

 

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