As MD, Roger naturally has a wide remit but has a particular focus on driving sales and has been instrumental in forging partnerships with key industry players in the UK and opening up new international markets for Savience, such as Canada.
Roger is a well-known and highly respected industry figure having spent his entire career in and around the NHS.
He began his career in the computer department at Exeter Community Health Services in 1972, working on one of the original NHS computer projects. The team developed an early stage electronic patient record (EPR), which gathered data from GP and hospital systems locally.
Within ten years Roger was heading up a project to computerise all Family Practitioner Committees in London, and the south and east of England. A massive project, it was the first national database of all patients registered with a GP and set the foundation for a national cytology and breast screening service.
In 1985, Roger left the NHS for his first foray into the private sector with CSA Waverley, in primary care sales. He was soon recruited by Exeter GP Systems as its sales director, working alongside Kevin Murrell and Hilary Kerr for the first time.
Roger was recruited by Graphnet in 2002 to establish its primary care business and in 2005 was appointed the company’s managing director.
He became managing director at Savience in 2006, renewing a business relationship with fellow directors and co-owners Kevin and Hilary.
By focusing on delivering innovative and robust products, Roger has ensured Savience’s financial survival, presided over a four-fold growth in revenues and developed an extensive and profitable partnership network.