Meet the best leaders in tech.

OUR PEOPLE.

Hasani Jess

 Hasani is the CTO at Simply Business responsible for Engineering, Services, Dev Ops and operational teams that power the InsureTech business. Having over 2 decades of experience in technology across multiple domains such as travel, finance, retail and consulting, Hasani uses his blend of technology expertise, leadership and personality to drive us to our ambitious goals. Since joining the business, the technology function has doubled in size, spread across 4 countries, modernised its technology platform and become a more engaged, diverse and inclusive place to work.

Chief Technology Officer

Phil Lester

Phil joined Simply Business in 2008, taking on the team management for support of our infrastructure a year later. Responsible for our IT service management, Phil leads us in the effective delivery of IT services
through the management and orchestration of people, tools and DevOps
culture. With a strong work ethic, he has balanced his responsibilities in the office with the bug for endurance events, completing the 2013 Marathon des Sables along with qualifying for the Ironman World Championship in 2016.

Head of IT Services and Operations

Martin Sadler

Martin is an innovation-focused, fast-paced, entrepreneurial technologist with a track record of creating high performing teams, high growth platforms, and services. He joined Simply Business back in 2011, quickly joining the technical leadership team to help accelerate the platform and department from the ground up. He currently oversees the newest and fastest growing marketing and commercial area working with high-profile partners, insurers and marketeers.

Head of Engineering (Marketing and Commercial)

Amar Shah

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Acting VP of Engineering (US) | Head of Engineering

Amar joined Simply Business in 2008 as a software engineer, rising to lead our technology efforts in the US in April 2019. Leading multiple product engineering teams in the US and UK, Amar is focused on managing key technology capabilities in our platform and helping to drive our expansion into the US. Before joining Simply Business Amar worked in various industries, from logistics to portfolio project management software to pharmaceuticals.

Angus Mark

Having previously worked for tech startups in the people analytics and online gaming industries, Angus joined Simply Business so long ago that he’s stopped counting (he started in 2006). He believes that the combination of technical excellence and focus on customer needs drives businesses forward. His teams focus on providing customers with a simple, high-quality service that meets their insurance needs, while exploring opportunities to provide them with new products and services.

Head of Engineering (Customer and Consultant)

Louise Rushmere

Louise is a well-regarded Change professional with over 20 years’ experience across PMO, business analysis and software development.  She leads the techOps team who are responsible for supporting Tech to deliver the Business and Tech Strategies; ensuring the Tech teams have the right number of people, skills and knowledge.

Head of TechOps

We're a diverse bunch of people who are united by a passion for building technology, which is as innovative today as it will be reliable tomorrow – and enables the world's best commercial insurance experience.


Hasani Jess

UK Chief Technology Officer

Hasani Jess

Hasani is the CTO at Simply Business responsible for Engineering, Services, Dev Ops and operational teams that power the InsureTech business. Having over 2 decades of experience in technology across multiple domains such as travel, finance, retail and consulting, Hasani uses his blend of technology expertise, leadership and personality to drive us to our ambitious goals. Since joining the business, the technology function has doubled in size, spread across 4 countries, modernised its technology platform and become a more engaged, diverse and inclusive place to work.

Chief Technology Officer

Phil Lester

Phil joined Simply Business in 2008, taking on the team management for support of our infrastructure a year later. Responsible for our IT service management, Phil leads us in the effective delivery of IT services
through the management and orchestration of people, tools and DevOps
culture. With a strong work ethic, he has balanced his responsibilities in the office with the bug for endurance events, completing the 2013 Marathon des Sables along with qualifying for the Ironman World Championship in 2016.

Head of IT Services and Operations

Amar Shah

Amar joined Simply Business in 2008 as a software engineer, rising to lead our technology efforts in the US in April 2019. Leading multiple product engineering teams in the US and UK, Amar is focused on managing key technology capabilities in our platform and helping to drive our expansion into the US. Before joining Simply Business Amar worked in various industries, from logistics to portfolio project management software to pharmaceuticals.

Acting VP of Engineering (US) | Head of Engineering

Martin Sadler

Martin is an innovation-focused, fast-paced, entrepreneurial technologist with a track record of creating high performing teams, high growth platforms, and services. He joined Simply Business back in 2011, quickly joining the technical leadership team to help accelerate the platform and department from the ground up. He currently oversees the newest and fastest growing marketing and commercial area working with high-profile partners, insurers and marketeers.

Head of Engineering (Marketing and Commercial)

Wayne Moore

Wayne started coding aged nine and enjoyed a 15-year career in software development before joining Simply Business. Having been involved in the Ethical Hacking community, he's enjoyed getting others involved in things they probably shouldn't. This set him up well for a career in information security where, at Simply Business, he created the security department. As CISO, his primary responsibility is developing and maintaining the global InfoSec strategy, but he has been known to muck about with some new tool or technique to keep the Security Operations Centre on its toes.

Chief Information Security Officer

Sid is our Chief Data and Analytics Officer and heads up the DNA team with a focus on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.  Sid is our newest leader here at SB Tech and he brings experience in leading global data science, machine learning, business intelligence and data engineering teams that build advanced analytics solutions.  Sid’s current work and interest is now focussed on contributing to the adoption of data driven outcomes, building data products powered by Machine Learning that power SB's insurance products and delight our customers, getting everyone access to the right data at the right time and monetising SB's data-driven insights

Sid Ghosh

Cheif Data Officer

Angus Mark

Having previously worked for tech startups in the people analytics and online gaming industries, Angus joined Simply Business so long ago that he’s stopped counting (he started in 2006). He believes that the combination of technical excellence and focus on customer needs drives businesses forward. His teams focus on providing customers with a simple, high-quality service that meets their insurance needs, while exploring opportunities to provide them with new products and services.

Head of Engineering (Customer and Consultant)

Louise Rushmere

Louise is a well-regarded Change professional with over 20 years’ experience across PMO, business analysis and software development.  She leads the techOps team who are responsible for supporting Tech to deliver the Business and Tech Strategies; ensuring the Tech teams have the right number of people, skills and knowledge.

Head of TechOps

Meet the best leaders in tech.

OUR PEOPLE.

Wayne Moore

Wayne started coding aged nine and enjoyed a 15-year career in software development before joining Simply Business. Having been involved in the Ethical Hacking community, he's enjoyed getting others involved in things they probably shouldn't. This set him up well for a career in information security where, at Simply Business, he created the security department. As CISO, his primary responsibility is developing and maintaining the global InfoSec strategy, but he has been known to muck about with some new tool or technique to keep the Security Operations Centre on its toes.

Chief Information Security Officer

Sid is our Chief Data and Analytics Officer and heads up the DNA team with a focus on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.  Sid is our newest leader here at SB Tech and he brings experience in leading global data science, machine learning, business intelligence and data engineering teams that build advanced analytics solutions.  Sid’s current work and interest is now focussed on contributing to the adoption of data driven outcomes, building data products powered by Machine Learning that power SB's insurance products and delight our customers, getting everyone access to the right data at the right time and monetising SB's data-driven insights

Sid Ghosh

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

We're a diverse bunch of people who are united by a passion for building technology, which is as innovative today as it will be reliable tomorrow – and enables the world's best commercial insurance experience.

Hasani Jess

UK Chief Technology Officer

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