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Our people - Marshall Haines

Marshall Haines

Chairman (non exec)

Marshall Haines is managing director of Symphony Technology Group, the US-based specialist investor in software and information technology companies which invested in System C in July 2014.

Marshall has extensive operating, strategy and investing experience with STG, and previously with TPG Capital and Bain Capital. He leads Symphony’s healthcare technology investing efforts in Europe.

Our people - Ian Denley

Dr Ian Denley

Joint CEO

Ian is responsible for corporate affairs, research and development and the overall running of the company. He has over 25 years’ experience in the software industry, with the last 15 specialising in healthcare.

Ian has led a number of public and private companies in the health and social care sectors as CEO or chairman, most recently co-founding Shearwater Healthcare Investments and Shearwater Systems with Markus Bolton. He is also chairman of Graphnet Health.

This is now Ian’s second stint as chief executive of System C - he left the company the first time following its sale to McKesson in 2011. During his previous tenure, Ian oversaw the development of the Medway product suite, a number of strategic acquisitions including that of Liquidlogic, the company’s flotation on AIM and its sale to McKesson.

Our people - Markus Bolton

Markus Bolton

Joint CEO

Markus is responsible for sales, strategy and deployment services. Markus has over thirty years’ experience as a director of IT companies and he co-founded System C in 1983.

This is Markus’s second stint as a director of System C. Previously he helped design the Sycero 4th Generation Programming Language, he took the company into the health sector, he set up and managed the company’s services and consulting group and was responsible for all PAS and EPR sales.

Markus is co-founder of company accelerator Shearwater Healthcare Investments, he is also a director of Graphnet Health and mobile computing specialist Shearwater Systems.

Our people - Beverley Bryant

Beverley Bryant

Chief Operating Officer

Responsible for System C and Graphnet Care Alliance, working alongside Joint CEOs across the businesses on strategy, delivery and business development.

Beverley was previously Director of Digital Transformation at NHS Digital and Director of Digital Technology at NHS England, responsible for the delivery of the Technology Funds, Local Digital Roadmaps and Digital Maturity, NHS e-Referrals, Patient Online and Electronic Prescriptions. She was Managing Director of Health at Capita, and has worked in performance improvement and operational roles in big-five consulting companies, the Department of Health and the NHS. Her most notable achievement at the Department of Health was the creation of NHS Choices in 2007.

Beverley is also Founding Ambassador of One HealthTech and a member of the techUK Health and Social Care Council.

Our people - Antony Smith

Antony Smith

Finance Director

Antony is responsible for financial stability across the System C and Graphnet Care Alliance. He has over 25 years’ experience in senior finance roles including UK Finance Manager at McKesson for the Electronic Staff Record (NHS England HR/Payroll), Finance Director for Dr Foster and positions within the tourism and telecoms equipment industries.