Codestone Leadership

Our leadership team combines a broad set of skills with extensive experience. Our ethos is to set a clear vision and direction for the business and to empower and enable all of our people to realise their full potential within Codestone.

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Jeremy Bucknall

Jeremy Bucknell

Founder & CEO
Don Grantham

Don Grantham

Non-Executive Chairman
Dan Hobson

Dan Hobson

Chief Commercial Officer
Sam Bursey

Sam Bursey

Chief Financial Officer
Debbie Seeley

Debbie Seeley

Financial Director
Michelle Htun-Kay

Michelle Htun-Kay

Group Marketing Director
David Knight

David Knight

Director
Sean Matthews

Sean Matthews

Operations Director
Dan Bolger

Dan Bolger

Sales Director
Greg Neilson

Greg Neilson

Technical Director
Jeremy Bucknall

Jeremy Bucknell
Founder & CEO

My career started as a Software Engineer and then a Consultant working on PC-based ERP systems. In 1997 I co-founded Codestone in the role of Software Development Director of the Applications Division. I then went on to be Technical Director of the Product Division and Managing Director of the Applications Division before taking up the role of Chairman and CEO of the group. When I escape the fast-pace world of IT, there is nothing better for me than to spend time with my family, see some live music or go for a run.

Don Grantham

Don Grantham
Non-Executive Chairman

I joined Codestone in 2022 as the Non-Executive Chairman. This is following over 40 years of experience in the Technology industry, having most recently held the role of President of Central and Eastern Europe for Microsoft, overseeing 33 countries. Previous to Microsoft, I was Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprises in USA. I was also formerly Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Services at Sun Microsystems and Director of Northern Europe for IBM. Throughout my career, I have transformed businesses across SMEs, mid-markets and enterprises, and have a keen focus on the impact that technology has on driving productivity, economic growth and well-being.

Dan Hobson

Dan Hobson
Chief Commercial Officer

I started my career in the City but quickly made the step into IT working on the migration of legacy trading applications into windows-based environments. An enjoyable and successful stint in sales enabled me to take on the role of Managing Director of Codestone’s Infrastructure Division in 1999 where through forging key strategic partnerships we were able to create our Cloud Services business. In 2008, I became Chief Commercial Officer and now oversee and direct all of the Codestone Group’s commercial activities. When I am not working I enjoy a round of golf or can be found windsurfing in the Poole Bay.

Sam Bursey

Sam Bursey
Chief Financial Officer

I joined Codestone in 2021 with over 25 years of experience in financial and business management, having most recently been a CFO at GLG Insights and before that JS Group for nearly 8 years. Prior to that, my experience spans Finance Director roles at Lush and Capita, as well as other finance and accounting positions at Deloitte and British Steel. I also headed Accounting Services for the London 2012 Summer Olympics. I am really excited to be joining Codestone as CFO. Codestone has a unique business model fully supporting SMEs and Mid-size companies across all industries by combining the proven and intelligent business applications and technologies from SAP with reliable cloud infrastructure and collaboration from Microsoft. Our business has ambitious plans and I look forward to being able to contribute to the future success.

Debbie Seeley

Debbie Seeley
Financial Director

My career began within the finance department of a computer manufacturer where I was encouraged to learn all aspects of the business, including trying my hand at assembling a machine. I joined Codestone in 2005 as the Group Accounts Manager which has enabled me to apply both my accounting expertise and business understanding. Now in the role of Finance Director I love being part of a business that promotes long-term relationships with customers and suppliers, with a common goal to offer the best possible service. When not working I enjoy running and spending time with my family.

Michelle Htun-Kay

Michelle Htun-Kay
Group Marketing Director

I joined Codestone in 2022 following 20+ years of leading marketing and communications in the financial services, energy, non-profit and technology industry across four continents. I want to take a bold approach to my marketing role at Codestone by shaking things up a bit, doing things a little differently and ensuring the right skills are put in place for the right tasks. I oversee all areas of Marketing across the market-leading ERP and Cloud and Managed Services portfolio at operational board level and hope to lead a more diverse approach to business strategy.

David Knight

David Knight
Director

I joined Codestone in 1998 as an Applications Consultant working directly with customers to help them create fully customised software solutions based on their business requirements. When Codestone became an SAP Business One reseller in 2003, I became one of the first fully accredited SAP Business One consultants in the UK. I am proud to have helped create one of the largest and highly regarded SAP Business One practices, enabling Codestone to obtain SAP Gold Partner Status. My experience now spans over 250 projects and I remain extremely passionate about helping our customers maximise their investment in SAP.

Sean Matthews

Sean Matthews
Operations Director

My experience spans over 20 years in the IT and ISP sector. I joined Codestone in 2011 as the manager of our consultancy team and was delighted when I was appointed to the board just 3 months later. As Operations Director I am responsible for all aspects of Codestone’s service delivery including Consultancy, Project Management, Support and Cloud Systems. I am passionate about Codestone’s highly structured approach to service delivery and strongly believe that our success is down to a methodology that is both agile and customer focused.

Dan Bolger

Dan Bolger
Sales Director

I joined Codestone in 2000 and over these last 22 years, I’ve enjoyed supporting the tremendous growth of the company. From a small sales team to now operating multiple sales departments, we work with over 450 customers across SAP ERP, Enterprise Performance Management and a broad Microsoft offering, helping them maximise their potential through the adoption of industry leading business technology. When not working I enjoy getting outside, surfing and spending time with the family.

Greg Neilson

Greg Neilson
Technical Director

I joined the Codestone team in 2002 as a Senior Software Developer and by 2005 had taken charge of the expanding software development team as Development Manager. In 2010 I became Group Technical Director, a position that allows me to translate the complex business problems our customers have into our bespoke and packaged software solutions. I’m always looking for the next development tool, API or technology that will make the lives of our customers easier. Outside of the office, I’m married with two children and am active in our local community, being a Trustee of a local Multi-Academy trust of 4 primary schools.

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