UKISUG Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of UKISUG volunteers and are responsible for the Governance of the User Group. The Board work closely with our Chief Executive to set the strategy and direction of UKISUG.

Paul Cooper

Paul Cooper

Chairman

Paul has more than 18 years’ experience working with and managing SAP solutions. Currently Paul is the Head of Information Systems and a member of the Management Board at Burton’s Biscuit Company. He has been an active member of the User Group for over 10 years co-Chairing the ALM Special Interest Group and joined the Board in 2011, earlier this year Paul was appointed Chairman of UKISUG.

Philip Adams

Philip Adams

Board Member

Philip is Head of IT at Mercury Engineering, responsible for the full IT portfolio and strategy across the Mercury Group. Philip managed the successful implementation and deployment of SAP in Mercury and his role takes responsibility for supporting and directing the future use of SAP in Mercury. Prior to joining Mercury, Philip worked for Accenture on projects spanning public sector and financial services. Philip became a Director of the UK & Ireland SAP User Group in 2010, served as Chairman from 2013 -2017, and is SIG Chair for Ireland SIG

Alan Bowling

Alan Bowling

Board Member

Formerly Director leading global front and back office applications and the SAP global advanced CoE at Xerox Corporation, and formerly CIO at the Training and Development Agency for schools and prior to that CIO at Northern Foods, Alan has worked with SAP products for 17 years and the User Group for 16 years, seven of which as former chairman. As well as running several award-winning SAP CoE he has also worked with the SAP ramp-up programme, spoken at SAP events in Strasbourg and Antibes, and was involved in the establishment of SUGEN.

Brian Froom

Brian Froom

Board Member - UKISUG & ACS SIG Chair

Brian has been involved in SAP in both an IT Auditing and Security capacity since 2005. He has 21+ years’ experience as an IT Auditor across different sectors. He is currently involved in the security and monitoring of Tata Steels SAP installations across UK and Europe. Brian has recently accepted a role on the SAP UK & Ireland SAP User Group board of directors and is looking forward to the new challenges this brings.

Tim Guest

Tim Guest

Board Member

Tim Guest is a director at Zoedale Plc, a wholesale distribution organisation who use SAP Business One. Tim is an active member of the SAP community and is one of the SAP mentors with a focus on the SME market place.

Costa Petrosellini

Costa Petrosellini

Board Member - UKISUG & Enterprise Architect SIG Co-Chair

Costa is an experienced Senior Manager, with 15 years of experience working in large global organisations including RS-Components and Pentland Brands. He has led global SAP implementations, with Netweaver/infrastructure project responsibility, and delivered IT transformation initiatives to achieve SAP functional changes with Agile, DevOps and cloud integration. He has been a member of the SUG for the last 10 years, chairing various SIGs, and is currently Chair of the Enterprise Architecture SIG.

Michael Reaney

Michael Reaney

Board Member

Having over 40 years experience in the Chemical Industry in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, with SABIC UK Petrochemicals, Mike has been an implementer and Business Process owner of Plant Maintenance and Project Systems processes in SAP for the past 20 years. Having been a supporter of the user group for a large part of that time, he was the Maintenance and Service Management SIG Chair from 2010 to 2017 and was appointed to the Board in 2016.

Fiona Warburg

Fiona Warburg

Board Member

Fiona has over 17 years’ experience working with SAP systems and nearly 21 years in IT. She is currently the Centre of Excellence Manager at Welsh Water and is responsible for ensuring optimum value is driven from investments in SAP. Prior to that Fiona has worked for EDF, Wales & West Utilities, Hewlett Packard & B&Q on their SAP systems in both technical and managerial roles. She has worked on SAP projects and BAU support giving her a broad first-hand understanding of the challenges that come with running and implementing SAP.

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