Tenzing’s activpayroll appoints Steve Callaghan as Non-Executive Director and Chairman
London, 16th September 2020 – The board of Tenzing portfolio company activpayroll, the global payroll and tax compliance specialist, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Callaghan as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman.
Steve has a considerable track record of growing and transforming businesses, specialising in software and services on an international scale.
Steve has held a number of Chairman and CEO positions in both the public and private sectors over the last 25 years, and has previously been an FCA Approved Person while employed in the financial services sector. Steve’s current roles include being Senior Independent Director at Ceres Power Plc, and since 2016 being CEO at Northgate Public Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation.
Steve said: “I’m very excited to be appointed Chairman of activpayroll: it’s a fantastic platform from which to grow and scale with lots of opportunity. I am looking forward to working with the activpayroll team and applying my expertise to help us achieve our future goals and objectives.”
Alison Sellar OBE, CEO of activpayroll, commented: “I am delighted to announce that Steve will be joining the activpayroll team as a new Non-Executive Director and Chairman. Steve’s style of leadership, collaborative working and drive to deliver critical impact makes him an invaluable asset to our team and a vital part of our business’s future.”
Tenzing is an independent private equity firm, based in London, that targets buyout investments in high growth businesses, valued between £10m and £100m, across the UK and Ireland. Founded in 2015, the firm invests in tech and tech-enabled niche market leaders and challenger businesses.
The firm believes in supporting, inspiring and investing alongside high energy, high-performance management teams with which it has a shared vision. Tenzing brings unique access to a select group of entrepreneurs, its Entrepreneurs Panel, who have founded and grown some of the best lower middle market SMEs through multiple successful phases of private equity investment. Access to this entrepreneur-led growth ecosystem provides the Tenzing portfolio companies with unrivalled insight, experience and mentoring to support their high growth development.