Executive Team

Doug Crawford


Doug joined the group in July 2019 and this is his fourth Private Equity backed business where he leads the firm as CEO. He arrives from My Home Move which he built to become the clear market leader in the conveyancing industry over the last 7 years before selling to a Private Equity buyer. He has a successful background in growing and selling private businesses in the financial and professional services sector with a strong focus on investment in people, technology and the strategic planning and activation needed to grow a business at scale. Doug leads the Optionis Group alongside its Private Equity partners; Sovereign Capital Partners.

Ifti Ahmed

Chief Operating Officer

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James Catterick

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Beal-Preston

Chief Commercial Officer

Jonathan James

Chief Information Officer

Neal Preece

Chief Digital Officer

Karen Pay

Chief People Officer

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Leadership Team

Dawn Hibbert

Head of Service Delivery

Ben Sutton

Group Head of Business Analytics

James Mayers

Director of IT

Tony Howell

Director of Operations

Kim Lindsay-Smith

Group General Counsel

Helen Pedder

Director of HR

Amy Davies

Director of Sales

Victoria Kelly

Director of Operations