Board of Directors

We have a well-structured, experienced board comprising of an executive chairman, one non-executive and three executive directors.


Paul Fitzsimon

Paul Fitzsimons Chairman

Paul joined as Chairman in 2015 and has 23 years’ experience in the private equity sector. Paul acts as an adviser to the Allocate Software board. Since joining Apax Partners in 1992, Paul has spent his career as both an investor in and a board member of private equity companies. He retired from Apax Partners in 2010 as a member of the Investment Committee and now advises Hg Capital, the majority shareholder of Allocate Software, as well as holding a number of investments in private companies

Ian Bowles

Ian Bowles Chief Executive Officer

Ian joined as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in May 2007. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer at Clearswift Limited, a leading e-mail content security company, where he was responsible for Worldwide Operations including sales and marketing in the UK, Europe, USA, Japan and Asia Pacific, as well as the company’s Professional Services, Customer Support and worldwide IT Infrastructure. Prior to this he held senior positions at Interwoven Inc as Vice President EMEA, Chordiant Inc as Vice President International and Oracle UK as General Manager.


Robin Wooldridge  Chief Financial Officer

Robin joined as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2015.  Previously, he was CFO of OB10 Limited, the leading global electronic invoicing network, which was acquired by Tungsten Corporation plc.  Prior to this, Robin was Finance Director of market research company TNS UK, within the WPP group, and of travel loyalty business Air Miles (now Avios), a subsidiary of British Airways.  Robin is a Chartered Accountant who qualified with KPMG in London.

Allen Swann

Allen Swann Business Development Director

Allen joined as Business Development Director in June 2008, having previously acted as an adviser to the company. Prior to his appointment, Allen served as International President for Chordiant Inc, International President of Prime Response Inc and was a founder member of Oracle UK, where he served as Sales Director both direct and non-direct for 12 years. Allen is also Non-Executive Chairman of CopperEye Limited and a non-executive director of Chordiant Inc.

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Dr. Graham Rich Non-Executive Director

Dr Graham Rich joined as a Non-Executive Director in December 2013. Dr Rich is an experienced former chief executive of NHS hospitals including a Foundation Trust and a primary care trust (PCT) as well formerly holding a position as Director of Commissioning. He is currently a co-founder of CareTechnica Ltd, a company focusing on the commercialization of medical technology. He has also previously worked on national policy formulation and implementation at the Department of Health. His international experience includes health policy formulation and management consulting in the USA.

He has particular interest in patient empowerment, the use of IT in healthcare, improved transparency of outcomes and patient satisfaction to drive performance improvement. His specialities include quality improvement, leadership development, value based healthcare and patient safety.

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