Stephen Foreshew-Cain CEO of software consultancy Scott Logic

12 February 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Stephen Foreshew-Cain has joined UK software consultancy Scott Logic as CEO. He arrives from technology consultancy ThoughtWorks, where he held the position of UK Chief Operating Officer.

Commenting on his appointment, Foreshew-Cain stated, “As soon as we started discussions it became clear that Scott Logic was the type of organisation I was drawn to, one that puts its people at the heart of decision-making and allows tech people to flourish.”

Based in Newcastle and with four other locations across the UK and Europe, Scott Logic employs more than 300 people. The technology advisory firm helps organisations primarily in investment banking and financial services with solutions to a wide range of complex challenges they are facing. Foreshew-Cain succeeds Gary Scott, the former Managing Director and founder of Scott Logic, who will remain with the firm as company chairman.

Stephen Foreshew-Cain CEO of software consultancy Scott Logic

“We have a reputation as a trusted partner with our clients,” the firm’s new CEO continued, “and we want to deepen those relationships and build new ones with broader communities. We aim to have an influence beyond our core activity, addressing diversity and impacting the industry in a positive and progressive way.”

Prior to life at Scott Logic, Foreshew-Cain held the position of UK Chief Operating Officer at global software consultancy ThoughtWorks. He has extensive private and public sector experience, having held senior roles at some of the world’s biggest technology consultancies, including Accenture and Capgemini, and also previously being the former Executive Director of Government Digital Services in the UK.

Looking ahead, Foreshew-Cain joins the company with a goal of not only achieving growth, but also addressing diversity and impacting on communities beyond its core activities. Internally, he will aim to further establish Scott Logic as a home for the tech talent, and to cement relationships with the broader communities in its UK locations – Newcastle, Bristol, Edinburgh and London.

For clients meanwhile, he will look to apply his wide-ranging experience to help clients navigate a raft of challenges in 2021 – from the continued pandemic to adjusting to life after Brexit.

He concluded, “Because I have experience as a consultant but have also spent long periods in my career on the client-side, I can see the challenges that face businesses and understand the best models for deploying professional services to drive good outcomes for them… Technology is a true driver of change and has become even more central to organisations since the emergence of Covid-19. I’ve been blown away by the quality and dedication of our software engineers, architects, designers and project managers and 2021 will be an exciting year for Scott Logic.”