Our People

Over 260 brilliant people keep

OGL running smoothly

Our People


Paul Byrne

Managing Director

Founded OGL in August 1976

Role Paul launched OGL Computer in 1976, then known as Oliquip, with support from his wife Pam. The company was set up to sell Olivetti typewriters and associated equipment. Paul has done a remarkable job of steering the company to its current position as a supplier of cutting edge business software, IT solutions and cyber security to over 1,200 businesses. Today, Paul remains at the head of OGL and works tirelessly on the strategic direction of the business, along with his Board of Directors, to offer our customers everything they expect from a premier technology company.

Neil Morris

Commercial Director

Joined in January 1980

Role Neil has an encyclopaedic knowledge of all things OGL having joined the Company back in 1980. Neil uses his experience to advise and consult teams within OGL to ensure best practise on a whole range of matters from marketing, recruitment and sales, through to industry legislation. Neil does a lot of work in the community and is currently Chairman of ReWyre, an organisation dedicated to the ongoing success of businesses in Worcestershire’s Wyre Forest region.

Time away from the office is spent Cycling in the countryside and watching rugby, particularly the internationals.

Favourite book Sports autobiographies.

Debbie Barton

Operations Director

Joined in January 1989

Role Debbie is responsible for the Business Software Division as a whole and ensuring the end-to-end service for our software customers is first class. Debbie devises the strategy for the software division and ensures her vision for excellency is delivered across all of the software teams. Debbie is very hands-on around the business and is also known for organising brilliant staff parties.

Time away from the office is spent in all things cultural. Debbie loves theatre, cinema and music of all genres and likes any opportunity to get on the dance floor. She also loves to cook, especially Italian food, using produce from her vegetable garden which she’s very proud of. Debbie also reads a lot - everything and anything.

Favourite film After the Fox (Big Peter Sellers fan).

Ashok Patel

Financial Director

Joined in October 1995

Role Ashok is in charge of all things financial to ensure the Company retains its financially stable, privately-owned status. The Company is in the midst of a significant building project to completely renovate the OGL site to create modern workspaces and a brand-new customer centre; Ashok is overseeing the project to ensure the investment delivers what our staff and customers need.

Time away from the office is spent Watching West Bromwich Albion with his son, both on TV and at The Hawthorns. Also enjoys spending time with his whole family doing family things.

Favourite holiday destination Loves all parts of America and would like to spend more time there.

Paul Colwell

Technical Director

Joined in March 2005

Role Paul is our technical mastermind who has an exceptional understanding of workplace technology and how to harness its power to deliver first-class IT solutions for our customers. Paul prides himself on being the chief innovator at OGL and is known as our ‘ideas man’. Paul is currently overseeing a multi-million pound investment to the OGL Cloud.

Time away from the office is spent Enjoying all things sporty but with a wife and twin girls in the house, ballroom is now more his thing!

Favourite holiday destination Marbella.

Our Managers

Lee Reece

Systems Manager

Wayne Howells

IT Solutions Manager

Sharon Moreno

Software Operations Manager

Nick Davies

Software Development Manager

Colin Dennis

Technical Operations Manager

Karen Hughes

Technical Service Delivery Manager

Emma Porter

Head of Legal and HR

Cindy Phillips

Marketing Manager

Gary Haynes

Finance Manager (Company Performance)

David Jubb

Finance Manager (Commercial)

Kate Colwell

Site Development Manager

Steve Bennett

Solution Sales Manager

Lyndon Bendall

Technical Account Management Manager

Sally Watton

Technical Account Management Manager

Claire Jones

Software Account Management Manager

Dario Brenni

WebServices Manager

Charlie Grant

Software Support Manager

Phil Baker-Clarke

Software Delivery Manager

Lance Hogan

Field Support Manager

Rachel Wright

Hosted Services Manager

Angie Bayliffe

CyberGuard Operations Manager

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