Target's Board of Directors provide strategic direction across our business in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Chief Executive Officer - Paddy Byrne
Paddy joined Target Group as CEO in 2012. He is an FCA approved person.
With more than 20 years' experience in senior management roles, Paddy brings a strong track record of business development and growth to Target. He was Head of the UK region for Xchanging plc, the business process and technology services provider and integrator, with responsibilities for outsourced services such as HR, IT, Procurement and complex back-office processing for financial services. He was also responsible for Xchanging's insurance software business. Paddy's first role at Xchanging was Head of Technology Services. Prior to this he was Business Solutions Director for HMRC and a member of the Technology Board. Earlier in his career he was CIO of QBE European Companies Operations Limited.
Paddy has been a member of a number of CIO advisory boards for major IT vendors and was on the board of CIO-Connect, the preeminent affinity group for CIOs in the UK.
Sales and Marketing Director - James Snow
James is responsible for sales and marketing. He is an FCA approved person.
Prior to this James has held the posts of Chief Executive Officer, CEO Target Services, Chief Operating Officer and Strategy Director.
With a background in financial IT, James has in-depth knowledge of the financial services marketplace and how providers can underpin service with technology to achieve competitive advantage. His experience spans over 20 years. Prior to joining Target he lead sales and marketing for technology leasing company Rental Research, and was National Sales Manager for Advanced Technologies International. Earlier in his career he was a systems and software consultant for ECS International, a subsidiary of Société Générale.
Group Chief Operating Officer - Bill Alley
Bill is responsible for the Delivery and Servicing divisions of Target, which covers the majority of operational areas. Bill is a highly experienced executive operating in financial services and insurance sectors, focussed on transformational change and IT, with a track record of successful major project delivery.
Prior to joining Target in 2013, Bill has held leadership roles at major corporates (including Xchanging Plc., Dun & Bradstreet, ING Barings Investment Group and KPMG) and has delivered significant financial and service performance improvement assignments.
Chairman - Richard Houghton
Richard Houghton is Chairman having joined Target in May 2012.
In 1999 he was a founding director of Xchanging plc, the business process and technology services provider and integrator. For over 10 years he held senior roles including Chief Operating Officer, and more recently Chief Financial Officer. He led the successful floatation of the business on the London Stock Exchange in 2007.
Prior to this Richard was Divisional Chief Executive of Caradon plc which he joined following a period at McKinsey & Company.
Richard has a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge and achieved his MBA at Harvard.
Non-Executive Director - James Scott