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SAP United Kingdom and Ireland Management Team

SAP United Kingdom and Ireland, a subsidiary of SAP SE, oversees the company’s business operations in the UK and Ireland.

SAP United Kingdom and Ireland Management Team

SAP United Kingdom and Ireland, a subsidiary of SAP SE, oversees the company’s business operations in the UK and Ireland.


Cormac Watters
Managing Director,
SAP UK and Ireland

Cormac Watters, Managing Director, SAP UKI, has a key objective of helping SAP’s customers adapt quickly to changing and challenging market conditions.

By adopting SAP’s integrated solutions, to suit their individual needs, SAP enables customers to improve performance, efficiency and flexibility. Cormac is also responsible, with the support of his Leadership Team, for executing on the company’s business strategy and growth plans. This means simplifying how SAP delivers innovation to customers, ultimately helping its
customers to Run Simple.

Cormac joined SAP in October 2014 from the global technology distribution group DCC Exertis where he was Chief Operating Officer. He brings with him two decades of management experience to SAP, having held senior roles at organisations including Aryzta AG and Lawson. As the CIO of Aryzta AG, he led the company’s strategic transformation through IT. In his role as President at Lawson, Cormac had responsibility for the Central European

Simon Niesler 
Head of Core Industries, SAP UK and Ireland

As Head of Core Industry Sales, Simon holds responsibility for SAP’s key industry sectors.

Further to this he is also architecting and executing the Must Win Lighthouse programme for SAP UK & Ireland.

Simon’s Core Industry teams drive collaboration across all the SAP lines of business in both cloud and on-premise solutions to align with customers’ needs.

Simon joined SAP in May 2014, with a focus on collaboration, to better serve customers in the UKI market.

Kevin Butcher
Head of Service & Support,
SAP UK and Ireland

In his role of Head of Service & Support, Kevin is responsible for running the combined SAP professional services and support business.

This entails providing customers with access to the knowledge, expertise and tools needed to successfully implement and run SAP solutions.

With his team, he is focused on ensuring customers can accelerate their adoption of new SAP technologies and leverage the investments they have made.   

Kevin has over 13 years’ of experience working at SAP in a number of senior delivery management positions.

He has been personally involved in the successful delivery of new and innovative solutions to some of SAP UKI’s largest customers. 

Prior to joining SAP, Kevin held a number of leadership positions including IT, sales, marketing and operations for SAP end-user organisations.




Leanne Taylor
Financial Services & Insurance Director, SAP UK and Ireland

Having built a career in banking, Leanne is passionate about understanding the opportunities
and challenges the Financial Services industry currently faces.

Leanne is responsible for driving innovation across SAP technology, to enable financial organisations to run simple with speed and transform with their customers.

Leanne’s team navigate the changing financial landscape in order to guide customers’ use of technology to drive efficiencies and competitive advantage.

Leanne joined SAP in 2014 as the Head of License Rights Management working with customers to manage existing and future license challenges.

With a key focus on SAP’s diversity and inclusion strategy, she leads the UK &
Ireland’s Business Women’s Network.

A Financial Services expert, Leanne was previously the Director and Head of Compliance Technology and Change Management at Standard Bank.

During her time with Standard Bank, she held a number of leadership roles, building customer-centric experience in technology licensing and implementation.


Rhiannon Prothero   
Marketing Director,
SAP UK and Ireland

Rhiannon joined SAP at the beginning of 2015 with the aim of transforming UKI marketing.

She is focused on increasing SAP’s visibility, driving market penetration and delivering customer value across the UK and Ireland.

Rhiannon has over 20 years’ of experience in senior marketing leadership roles, in both B2B and B2C organisations.

Recently, Rhiannon worked as a consultant helping businesses to drive marketing change and growth, and significantly improve competitive advantage.

During her career, she has held a wealth of senior roles at global organisations including Vodafone, PTC and Lawson.

She is a contributor to the UN Council for Women, and is a mentor for young entrepreneurs.



Meghan McCarthy
Vice President, General Business & Partner Ecosystem,SAP UK and Ireland

In her role, Meghan is responsible for the development of the General Business team to accelerate predictable, sustainable growth.

She manages the partner landscape in the UK and Ireland, to capture market share and increase productivity and profitability.

Meghan leads her team in recruiting, developing and engaging with SAP’s partner ecosystem.

Having spent 18 years with multinational technology company Cisco, Meghan has experience as a director and an account and sales manager.

Most recently Meghan focused on developing the Cisco partner landscape with the aim of increasing productivity and profitability.


Tom Loeffret
Human Resources Director,
SAP UK and Ireland

Tom has been with SAP since December of 2014 as Human Resources Director.

He leads the UK’s HR Business Partner organisation, and is accountable for delivering HR programmes and services to the SAP UK employee population.

Tom is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and works with the Executive Board to ensure the smooth running of SAP UKI.

Prior to his current role, Tom was the Human Resources Director for Global Sales and Services at Successfactors. 

With over 20 years’ experience, Tom has held a variety HR leadership positions at large, global organisations including Hewlett-Packard and Pepsico.

Stephen Jamieson
Head of Business Analytics, SAP UK and Ireland

As Head of Business Analytics, Stephen challenges organisations to embrace the power of analytics to make fast and effective business decisions.

Stephen’s team take new products and services to market allowing SAP customers to better understand and serve their own customers.

Stephen joined the business in 2012 from Blueprint Management System, an IT and Services organisation, where he was the Head of SAP Practice.

He has brought with him experience of SAP applications from a customer perspective, to
provide a unique insight into SAP’s Business Analytics capabilities.

Darren Hunt
Director, Public Sector,
SAP UK and Ireland

Darren leads the UK and Ireland Public Sector business and has a clear objective to maintain and grow SAP’s involvement in this key market.

Darren’s role focuses on recognising the challenges facing the Public Sector market.

His team deliver integrated, end-to-end enterprise solutions that enable successful, and efficient, business transformation.

Darren has significant experience across the software and consulting industries with a particular focus on Public Sector.

He joins SAP from PwC, following over 5 years as a board member at UNIT4 where he held responsibility for UKI Sales and Marketing.


Mark Rhoden
Head of Database & Technology, SAP UK and Ireland

As UKI Head of Database & Technology, Mark drives innovation and customer engagement, and delivers customer value across SAP’s key technologies.The SAP Database & Technology organisation incorporates HANA, middleware as well as all SAP and Sybase data management and technology products.

This includes SAP EIM, enabling SAP to address market needs related to structured and unstructured data challenges.

Mark joined SAP at the beginning of 2016 bringing 28 years’ of experience in the technology industry as a consultant, sales manager and vice president.With a successful career delivering strategic business solutions to customers,

Mark is focused on enabling SAP customers’ to embrace digital transformation.

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