PDMS, the Isle of Man’s leading software company, today announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors - David Stickland, Jayne Hartley, Joanne Pontee and Neal Kelly.

The new Directors are all members of the company’s senior management team and the refreshed Board formalises a number of changes as PDMS marks its 25th year in business.

Left to right – Neal Kelly, Joanne Pontee, Jayne Hartley and David Stickland

David Stickland heads up the company’s Transport & Ticketing Division as Commercial Director. Based in PDMS’ Scottish office in Glasgow, David has over 25 years’ experience in senior management positions within IT related industries.  David has been a driving force behind the expansion of PDMS’ operations in the transport sector - developing the company’s markets overseas and facilitating key strategic partnerships.

Jayne Hartley joined PDMS in 2012, with a master’s degree in Business Systems Analysis & Design from City University, London, after holding several senior positions in both software houses and the insurance sector.  In her role as Production Director, Jayne is now responsible for overseeing all of PDMS’ software production and delivery across the company’s broad project and product portfolio.  Jayne ensures that all software delivery activities are sufficiently resourced and are performed within budget and timescale.

A Chartered Marketer with the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Joanne Pontee joined PDMS in 2001 following marketing roles both on and off the Island.  As Marketing Director, Joanne leads the marketing team’s diverse activities across the company’s divisions which includes a variety of sectors from government through to transport and utilities. Joanne also oversees some of PDMS’ account management activities ensuring that PDMS continues to deliver high levels of customer satisfaction.

Director of Operations, Neal Kelly, recently celebrated his 20th anniversary at PDMS. He originally joined the company in a customer support role and now has responsibility for managing PDMS’ internal infrastructure, internal business systems and the hosting services provided for clients.   His team's remit also includes procurement, disaster recovery, business continuity and security.  Neal recently oversaw PDMS’ successful project to achieve the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials Plus Certificate of Compliance.

Chris Gledhill, Managing Director commented “The new Board appointments not only recognises each member’s existing contribution to the successful management of the PDMS Group but also reflects their abilities to help guide the successful future direction of the business”.