Access Group appoints Steve Lane as Chief Technology Officer

Access Group (Access), has appointed an influential Chief Technology Officer as it seeks to accelerate the ongoing development of its product portfolio. Steve Lane will have overall responsibility of all of Access’s product streams including its growing SaaS portfolio, and integrated suite of enterprise solutions.

Steve comes with over 25 years’ experience of software development and leadership, including Chief Information Officer at Achilles, where he was responsible for their SaaS platform and all IT functions. Prior to that Steve spent seven years at Experian, where he was responsible for the global software development function of the Decision Analytics division, heading up eight software development and R&D centres located around the world. As a member of the Global Leadership team Steve managed the development of Decision Analytics’ decisioning and fraud prevention solutions.

On joining Access Steve commented, “Access is an innovative fast-growing company with some great software and a highly talented technology team. I’m very excited about what the team and I can achieve in the coming years as we improve our existing products and bring new software solutions to UK mid-market businesses.”

A technologist at heart, Steve has a passion for building great teams and bringing innovative software to the market. “Access solutions have a great reputation of helping businesses and charities grow, as well as making their operations easier and more efficient. I’m looking forward to getting involved and seeing how we can further develop our software and continue to benefit our customers,” continued Steve.

Chris Bayne, CEO for Access, said, “Having someone of Steve Lane’s calibre join the board at Access is a real testament to where we are as a business. He brings a great deal of experience with him, and I’m very excited about the future of our software and what Steve and his teams have planned for our product portfolio.”

Access Group has been on a period of accelerated growth since its private-equity backed secondary buyout in January 2015 with TA Associates. The business continues to outperform its peers and is expected to record another set of impressive figures when its latest financial results get released in October.