Meet the AutoRek Management Team
Gordon McHarg, Managing Director
Gordon co-founded AutoRek in 1994 and has served as Managing Director since 1998. Gordon has guided the company from its early days as a bespoke software development services provider through to its current position as a leading provider of enterprise financial controls and reconciliation solutions to the global financial service sector.
His client experience is extensive and includes international work for IBM in the US, Renaissance Capital in Russia and several global clients including Barclays, JP Morgan and BUPA. He studied Computing Science at West of Scotland University, graduating in 1989.
Hugh Burden, Head of Sales
Hugh has spent 20 years working across both public and private sector organisations. In 2003 he moved to London and Financial Services to help a wide variety of firms evaluate and execute their strategic opportunities. Prior joining AutoRek he worked as a Director with the KPMG Financial Services practice in London where he consulted with leading Financial Institutions on their operational and regulatory options.
Hugh joined AutoRek in January 2016 to head up the Banking Sector where he works with AutoRek’s clients including leading retail banks, the challenger sector and crowdfunding platforms. His day job involves close contact with IT, Operations & Finance professionals identifying how AutoRek’s Financial Data Control Solution can provide them transparent reliable information that allows them to manage their business most effectively.
Lyn Canavan, Head of Marketing
Lyn joined AutoRek in 2011 after achieving a Bachelor of Arts Honours Marketing Degree from the University of Strathclyde. Lyn has a good knowledge of the functions within the marketing team, as well as AutoRek’s propositions, target audience and the Financial Services sector.
In 2017 Lyn was appointed as Head of Marketing at AutoRek and is currently responsible for the development, implementation and analysis of the marketing strategy in line with the company objectives. Lyn’s greatest strengths are creativity, leadership and enthusiasm.
Aidan Glendye, Head of Delivery
Aidan has worked with AutoRek for 15 years and is responsible for all professional services, cloud delivery and customer service elements of the business. Aidan provides a strong technical background allied to significant experience of delivering large scale AutoRek implementations across a number of different business sectors including financial services and BPO.
Aidan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Glasgow and his early career was with Unisys and IRW.
Fiona Millar, Head of Corporate Services
Fiona joined AutoRek in 2008 as Senior Administrator supporting all functions in the business with a focus on project reporting and finance. This put Fiona in a unique position of understanding how all the business functions operated and linked together. Her knowledge and understanding of how the business operates still plays a vital role and she is now responsible for multiple functions including HR, Finance, Project Support and Business Support.
Fiona is involved in delivering a number of key strategies for the business, particularly around engagement and people development. Prior to AutoRek, Fiona had a varied background including being a Management Trainee at Glasgow Airport for BAA and studying to be a Fashion Designer.
Kemal Sangrar, Head of Product Development
Kemal joined AutoRek (then known as API Software Limited) in 2003 and became Head of Product Development at AutoRek in 2008. He has overseen the development of AutoRek from a simple windows application, first to an n-tier web-based platform, and now into the cloud with a full SaaS offering.
Before joining AutoRek, he was MIS Manager in TelesensKSCL, developing web-based Management Information Systems for the company. Having started programming more than 35 years ago, Kemal has lost none of his enthusiasm for development, and continues to write software whenever he gets the chance.