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Our Team


Jim Horsburgh

Jim Horsburgh, non-executive chairman

Jim is responsible for running the Board, corporate governance and shareholder relations. Jim was chairman of System C Healthcare from 2000 until its sale to McKesson in 2011 and also chairman of Scriptswitch, a private equity backed company sold to United Health in 2010. He was previously senior vice president of Nasdaq-listed Visio Corporation, and played a key role in its sale to Microsoft for $1.5bn in 2000. Prior to joining Visio, Jim was managing director of Central Point Software, acquired by Symantec in 1993, and was responsible for international marketing and business.

Ian Denley

Ian Denley, chief executive

Ian has over 25 years’ experience in the software industry, with the last 15 specialising in healthcare. Ian has led a number of public and private companies in the health and social care sectors as CEO or chairman. His principle skills are leadership, corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and software product development.

Markus Bolton

Markus Bolton, director of sales and strategy

Markus has been a company director in the IT industry for 33 years and has specialised in healthcare since 1993. He was the founder of System C Healthcare plc. Markus’ principle skills are leadership, solution design, consulting, sales and strategy.

Simon Cavell

Simon Cavell, director of software development

Simon has 25 years’ experience in software development and has been developing healthcare solutions for almost 20 years. His principle skills are technical leadership, software architecture and development. At Shearwater he is primarily responsible for software design and development.

Jane Conner

Jane Conner, director of HR and administration

Jane is company secretary of Shearwater and is also responsible for HR and administration. Jane has 27 years’ experience in corporate and business administration and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.



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