Meet the team
Managing Director, PDMS
Chris co-founded PDMS in 1993 and many years and many successful projects later, Chris combined his IT and business acumen with his desire to create a more effective employability environment to form SignedUp.
Chris is involved in a number of groups set up to provide advice on government policy. He is a founder member of the Chamber of Commerce IT committee, and is also involved in the Isle of Man Employability Group, made up of people from industry, education and economic development. Chris also takes a very active role in Junior Achievement on the Isle of Man – sitting on their Board and having served as a member of the JA Europe IT Management Board. Chris is a former elected member of the techUK Public Services Board for SMEs and in 2012 Chris gained his Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.
Head of Communities & Collabortion Division
Richard became PDMS’ second employee in our Scottish office in 2013 and has been heavily involved in our growth since then. In 2016 he took on the role of Business Development Manager for SignedUp and is now focused on the growth of the platform around the UK.
Richard is motivated by a desire to see the benefits of a more joined up labour market where education, industry and local government work in collaboration to empower citizens to make informed decisions about their employability and skills development. He believes the same innovation that has completely altered the way we live our lives can be applied to employability and skills services for the benefit of the wider economy.
Richard regularly attends and speaks at conferences around the UK and publishes his thoughts on our SignedUp Blog.
Jayne’s experience and determination ensures the prompt and efficient delivery of each product’s requirements. Her passion for a project shows through in the immaculate planning and production processes. Holding a Master’s degree (with Distinction) in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City University, in her previous roles at PDMS in business analysis and development team management, working with a number of high profile clients, Jayne proved her extensive technical knowledge and project management capabilities are up for the task.
Jayne has lead the creation of a number of ship, aircraft and companies registries through PDMS, demonstrating her ability to take any complex need and translate this into an effective and pleasing solutions for our clients.
Responsible for managing resources, budget and development teams, Jayne works closely with Project Managers to oversee and support carrying out these key business initiatives.
UK Regional Community Projects Manager
Jane has a diverse background in the finance and economic sectors and she has held senior positions in organisations in Jersey, the Isle of Man, the Middle East, and now returns to the UK.
Jane has an in-depth understanding of the regional drivers for supporting growth and stability, drawing from experience as Head of the Isle of Man’s financial services development, Managing Director of the Bahrain Economic Development Board and Chief Executive of the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce, and working collaboratively with the public and private sectors towards delivering economic growth and skills strategies.
Jane works with local authorities, local enterprise partnerships, industry bodies, and education providers to ensure their SignedUp online platform is effective, efficient and joined-up.
With an eye for detail and a tenacious attitude, Hannah supports the Production Director, Jayne with ensuring projects are kept on track and overseeing the day-to-day planning, resourcing and development.
Keeping product development running smoothly and in the right direction is Hannah’s calling, and you can trust that Hannah’s attention to detail will deliver an effective platform.
Nelius De Lange
Senior Fullstack Developer
Joining PDMS in October 2016, Nelius has been putting his extensive knowledge in software and Fullstack developing to good use. Now sharing his talents within the Community & Collaboration team, Nelius joined the SignedUp team a year on as a Senior Developer to support the rapidly expanding growth of both SignedUp’s software package and the passionate team behind the product. As a Senior Developer, Nelius supports the system architect in designing new features, continuous improvements of the product and the implementation of these additions.
Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Nelius has embraced the Island life in PDMS’ head office on the Isle of Man, making the most of the open landscape and fresh air. Nelius enjoys working alongside colleagues who are all enthusiastic about the possibilities offered by SignedUp and seeing the continually evolving platform and being used to great benefit by our clients.
Hannah has a passion for marketing and a flair for design. She joined the PDMS Marketing team in 2015 and now provides marketing support for both employed.im and SignedUp. Hannah has input into a range of activities from writing content and managing social media right through to helping clients with their SignedUp implementations.
With a degree in photography and graphic design, Hannah has a keen eye for aesthetics which she puts to good use assisting with User Interface design for SignedUp.
Having been with PDMS for over 15 years, Lewis is fully immersed in the core technologies, processes and ethos of the company, which are exemplified by the SignedUp Platform. He has worked on many of our systems over the years, gaining a wide range of experience over client expectations & requirements, and the best technical solutions to meet them. Lewis manages the team’s interaction with the technical function of the rest of the company, and occasionally even manages to cut some code in the platform, which he really enjoys! Lewis plays a wider role in improving the technical processes around the development of the core system, including the adoption of DevOps principals for the regular delivery of new software to the live environments.
Quality Assurance Tester
Joining the SignedUp team from PDMS’ main Support team, David’s experience of support and development using a host of technical languages and technologies – old and new – and his excellent customer service rapport guarantees a client’s needs don’t go unsolved.
David ensures that each aspect of the SignedUp platform is thoroughly investigated, working actively behind the scenes alongside the product development team, assuring a high standard of quality to meet expectations and targets. David’s love of a good problem means he’s the man to seek and destroy any pesky bugs or obscure problems.
One of our youngest members of the team, Alex joined SignedUp in October 2017 as a trainee developer. Within his first few weeks, Alex demonstrated that he was a fast learner and ready to take on any challenge sent his way. His enthusiasm for really getting to know the depths of what the platform is capable of was refreshing and Alex enjoys getting to grips with all the possibilities SignedUp can offer.
As a recent resident to the Isle of Man, based at PDMS’ Head Office location, Alex has joined us straight from Cambridge as a graduate from the University of Kent, having gained his degree in Computer Science. With his area of expertise based in software development and coding, Alex’s enthusiasm means that his doesn’t shy away from complex requests and strives to create a simple and effective solution.
Alex’s main responsibilities include fixing any bugs that may crop up, implementing new features to the platform, and making sure existing features are optimised to ensure a smooth user experience.