Board Of Directors & Team
Founded in 2018 in Dubai by a group of investors and led by British entrepreneur Mark JP Nutter, EmiratesHR software has been developed by an award-winning team of expert developers, product designers and human resources professionals from across the globe.
Mark JP Nutter
I have been working in the FinTech industry for over 20 years and sold my last company, to Capita PLC in 2015. In 2016, I invested in a Dubai-based Insurance company. Following this, I saw the need for intuitive HR software designed to meet the specific requirements and working practices of the region. Emirates HR is a project I am truly passionate about, being able to solve and address...Read More
I have been working in the FinTech industry for over 20 years and sold my last company, to Capita PLC in 2015. In 2016, I invested in a Dubai-based Insurance company. Following this, I saw the need for intuitive HR software designed to meet the specific requirements and working practices of the region. Emirates HR is a project I am truly passionate about, being able to solve and address problems within HR that improves efficiency, working relationships and takes away the burden of unnecessary admin is something that is desperately needed in the UAE.
Mark JP Nutter is a successful UK entrepreneur and investor within the FinTech sector. He sold his first ever business at 22 years old before joining one of the UK’s leading technology companies. In 1999, he left and founded his own tech business Isys Group Ltd, specializing in HR and Workforce Management which he later sold to Capita Plc in 2015. Following the sale of his company, Mark relocated to Dubai where after a short-break he began to invest and mentor companies both here in UAE and the UK. He made a significant investment in Arlo Insurance Broker Dubai in 2016 and was appointed Chairman. Mark’s passion for technology and HR has lead him to launching Emirates HR, a business he believes will change the way companies in the region operate and manage their most valuable assets – their staff.
Our Management Team
From the moment Mark first pitched the concept of Emirates HR it was easy to see the huge potential for an HR management solution that is designed specifically for the UAE market. What was even easier was the decision to invest in the company when I learned about Mark’s background as a successful technology entrepreneur and also the team of co-founders that have also bought into his vision
After completing a bachelor’s degree in biomedicine, Sean moved to the UAE in 2013 where he worked as an investment analyst for a regional insurance brokerage before moving into an operations role for a global Trust provider. In 2018, Sean became the Chief Operating Officer of Emirates HR, with a vision to redefine the client servicing experience in the Middle East.
Sales DirectorRead More
I worked with Mark for over 10 years at his previous HR software business in the UK. Mark offered me to come having seen what the team were working on earlier in the year I was keen to be involved and help establish the roadmap. I was extremely excited by not just the product itself, but the team he had assembled around him.
I moved over to Dubai at the beginning of September 2018 to become Sales Director at Emirates HR. Having spent 15 years in the HCM software industry, I have now been tasked with driving the business forward and confirming Emirates HR as the best HR solution for the UAE and wider GCC region. On a day-to day basis, I will be overseeing our sales and marketing activities as well as gaining valuable feedback on the product itself to help shape our roadmap moving forward and focus on our customer experience.
Peter’s experience ranges from advising governments across Africa, Asia and the Middle-east on leveraging technology to improve the lives of citizens, to creating new businesses for large service providers.
He created the IT Cloud outsourcing business for Huawei, established the Solutions Development business for Datacraft and established software development teams in China, Africa and the Middle-East. His main driver is solving the problems you have, and creating teams that can turn those solutions into products that will change your life.
Director - People and CultureRead More
I knew from when I first heard about EmiratesHR that it was going to be of great value and importance to the development of businesses and HR Best Practice in the Middle East region and beyond! That is why I was to keen to be involved. My passion and commitment remain focused on ensuring that the platform and all associated services are delivered with client requirements at the core. Alongside this, I place strong focus on ensuring that we build and retain a world class team, of equally passionate and commited professionals.
Emma is a Chartered Organisational Psychologist and an inspiring personal and corporate coach.
She has spent the most recent few years supporting businesses with aligning their people development strategy with the overarching business objectives.
One of Emma's core strengths is being able to provide oversight on the business as a whole and then designing and driving improvements. Her adaptable, solution focused and engaging style make her well suited to support a range of clients, for their long-term business benefit.
Financial ControllerRead More
Emirates HR platform will be a great asset to the HR processes of companies across the region. It has unique features which will bring increased efficiency in managing the HR and administrative activities, especially in today’s digital world
Levey moves to Emirates HR with over 18 years of industry experience, having worked with top insurance brokering firms both in India and the UAE. Levey brings with him his expertise in Credit Controlling, Compliance, Finance and Operations. He is a qualified Fellow from Insurance Institute of India.
Matthew HurnRead More
I have witnessed the incredible growth of the UAE having enjoyed over 10 years in the region. I strongly believe in the solution that Emirates HR is able to bring to many companies in the region to help solve some of the time consuming aspects of HR and the customer centric approach to doing it.
Matthew is an accomplished senior finance professional with over 25 years of international experience and cross sector exposure in finance, corporate finance, treasury and risk management both locally and internationally.
Matthew is an active investor personally supporting many ventures and was one of the first co-founders of Emirates HR.
Mark DonovanRead More
What strikes me with Emirates HR is the flexibility, easy design and access that the app will offer. In addition to reinforcing interactions with your staff members, Emirates HR app keeps you up-to-date with your business liabilities. Being the director of Barclays wealth and investment for years now, it is interesting to see the potential of this project in terms of expansion in the near future
Mark has over 10 years of experience in Wealth and Investment Management with renown financial institutions. He joined Barclays Wealth and Investment Management-Dubai in July 2012 leading the assets of the bank as the Director of Wealth and Investment. Previously, Mark worked at HSBC both in Dubai and London. His experience is an strength in building Emirates HR strategy.
Timothy Murray-BrownRead More
We will make a real difference to the day-to-day tasks that every manager does, using the power of an intuitive app - platform to automate and simplify at key points. Seeing how our HR experts are joined with the product specialists to design away the HR process stress points is awesome and our clients will clearly benefit. Emirates HR will make HR processes better, faster and cheaper for companies across the UAE.
Tim began his career in 1989 with KPMG where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He went on to spend nearly a decade with Lloyds Bank as Head of Finance in the UK. He now successfully runs his own consultancy business which operates across multiple sectors. His advisory portfolio includes The Engage Partnership Ltd, Shift2go Ltd, Showcase Events and now Emirates HR.
Paul DonovanRead More
Paul Donovan joined Arbuthnot Latham & Co. in May 2013 as a Director within the International Private Banking team. Paul is based in the Dubai office and is responsible for providing offshore banking services and wealth management solutions to Private Clients and Legal Entities.
A UK National, Paul has many years banking experience, in the UK and Middle East, and previously held the position of Vice President at Coutts & Co. Prior to joining Coutts, Paul was a senior Investment Adviser at HSBC in Dubai.
Paul holds various professional qualifications including the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning (DipPFS) and the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).
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