Board of directors
Geoff Wicks – Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Geoff Wicks was CEO of Group NBT plc, a specialist in online brand protection and digital asset management, from 2001 until he led the sale of the business to HgCapital in 2011. He moved from an independent non-executive director to non-executive chairman in November 2017.
Geoff spent much of his earlier career at Reuters, including heading divisions in the UK, France and Nordic regions and latterly was director of corporate communications. Prior to Reuters, Geoff worked in the banking and insurance industries.
Steve Goodall - Chief Executive Officer
Steve joined the Company as Managing Director in May 2017 and has been responsible for the day to day management of the Company’s products and services. In addition, Steve has been instrumental in building the Company's success in tailoring conveyancing services and technology for lenders as well as introducing and commercialising new products and services for existing and new B2B relationships.
Prior to joining ULS, Steve worked for Legal & General Surveying Services ("LGSS") for over 15 years, most recently holding the post of Managing Director. During his tenure, he successfully transformed LGSS from a modest surveying business into the number one, market leading, property risk and valuation distribution business, which in 2016 handled over 500,000 valuation instructions and generated revenue of approximately £80 million.
Steve was awarded the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ Fellowship in 2012 and also holds numerous high-profile industry awards, both personally and on behalf of LGSS.
John Williams - Finance Director
John joined the business in January 2011 at the point of LDC’s investment in the Group. Prior to joining the Company, John was finance director at Stortext FM Limited, a private equity backed SaaS business specialising in document management. There, he led a merger process before taking the lead in a successful trade sale of the merged entity to Box-it Limited.
He’s a chartered accountant, having qualified with Ernst & Young, before gaining blue-chip experience with Motorola in a number of roles.
Andrew Weston - Co-founder and IT Director
Andrew co-founded ULS Limited in 2003. He started his career developing and implementing software solutions at PE International plc and Vintner Computer Systems. He founded his own businesses: Weston Computing, in 1995 and incorporated in 2000; and Weston Technology, founded and incorporated in 2000.
Andrew has spent the last 11 years building property, financial and legal services applications for the Group and also co-founded ehips Ltd in 2007.
Peter Opperman - Non-Executive Director
Peter joined the Company in January 2011 at the point that Lloyds Development Capital invested in the business. Peter has spent the last 20 years in executive and non-executive roles working in private equity backed businesses. He moved from non-executive chairman to non-executive director in November 2017.
Peter currently chairs the private equity backed Adestra, Connect Managed Services, Decision Technology and Zenergi.