Board of Directors
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.
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.
Co-founder and IT Director
Andrew co-founded ULS technology 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 Weston Technology in 2000.
Andrew has spent the last 14 years building property, financial and legal services
applications for the Group and also co-founded ehips Ltd (now known as United Home Services Ltd) in 2007, which is now part of ULS.
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 Finance 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.
John is a chartered accountant, having qualified with Ernst & Young, before he gained blue-chip experience with Motorola in a number of roles.
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.
Independent Non-executive Director
Elaine joined as Non-executive Director in June 2018. She is currently Sky Plc’s Group Chief Information Security Officer and a Group Director in its Technology Executive team. Elaine has over 20 years in operational and strategic technology consultancy and leadership roles, with multinational market leaders in the telecommunications, media, technology, travel, financial and public sectors.
Elaine is a key sponsor on a number of programmes to encourage more women into technology-based careers.