Management team Our culture is set by our leadership team who have years of experience building smart, people-focussed, technology businesses

Management team Management team

At Scott Logic, we love difficult. Our 250 UK-based consultants collaborate with some of the world's biggest enterprises, providing a pragmatic approach to software development and delivering measurable value through insightful technology advice. If you want a partner to tackle the increasingly complex software challenges faced by your organisation, we’d love to talk.


We aim to exceed client expectations with every project

This culture is set by our leadership team who have years of experience building smart, people-focused, technology businesses.

Gary Scott

Gary Scott Managing Director

Gary set up Scott Logic to build bespoke software for the world’s largest and most complex businesses. He holds an MSc in Parallel Computing, and is an expert in software development for financial institutions. Gary spent 17 years working in the heart of global finance, before returning to his native North East to start Scott Logic. Fuelled by his vision and direction, Scott Logic has grown to include offices in Edinburgh, Bristol and London.

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Nigel Wilson

Nigel Wilson General Manager

Nigel is responsible for the day to day operations of the consultancy business at Scott Logic. This includes business development, marketing, engineering and delivery. Nigel has worked in IT consultancy and product businesses for over 20 years in a variety of roles, including Head of Development and Head of Delivery. Outside of work, Nigel enjoys cycling around the Yorkshire countryside, bouldering, theatre and going to gigs to indulge his questionable taste in music (mostly 80s/90s synthpop).

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Colin Eberhardt

Colin Eberhardt Technology Director

Colin divides his time between leading the R&D team and providing advisory consultancy to clients. Widely recognised as a thought leader, Colin has a reputation throughout development circles as an expert in mobile technologies. He has also directed the team that developed a Securities Lending System for one of the world’s most instantly recognisable banks. A published author, blogger and tech visionary, Colin still finds time to practice his considerable skills as a 7 ball juggler.

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Graham Odds

Graham Odds Innovation Director

Amongst other things, Graham heads up Scott Logic’s UX Design Practice, having grown it from scratch. As well as trying to find and guide the best designers around, he maintains a hands-on, client-facing design role, creating everything from direct-to-consumer investment applications to research, trading and analysis tools. Outside of work Graham can usually be found indulging his love of music, whether that be playing in bands, going to gigs or simply having headphones glued on.

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Matt Phillips

Matt Phillips Delivery Director

Matt has overall responsibility for Delivery at Scott Logic. His experience, built up over more than 20 years in the IT industry, spans change management, programme and project management, vendor management, outsourcing, application lifecycle management, solution architecture, systems integration and bespoke application development. A father of three, who once owned a Michelin starred restaurant, he is based at our London office. Outside of work, Matt is a keen cyclist and remains an enthusiastic cook.

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Marilyn Harding

Marilyn Harding HR Director

Marilyn leads the People Agenda, managing and guiding HR services, policies and programs. She has over 25 years’ senior HR experience, and has also fulfilled HR Director roles for Arriva plc, Carillion plc and Grainger Trust plc. Marilyn has a solid history of instilling strong fundamentals within organisations, whilst also maintaining consistency and morale during times of change management. She spearheaded the re-organisation of 5,000 new staff in a rail franchise acquisition. Outside of work, Marilyn is a tennis fanatic and is a keen gardener.

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Rob Smith

Rob Smith Client Relationships Director

Rob leads the sales and marketing function at Scott Logic. Formerly managing director at IndigoBlue and VP of Engineering at Sila (a Reuters company), he has over 25 years’ experience delivering bespoke software solutions across a range of industries. Rob is a keen cyclist, hiker and snowboarder – anything that gets him outdoors and keeps him fit. He also has an unhealthy obsession with football, and an odd sense of humour (so he’s told).

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Laurence Pisani

Laurence Pisani Head of Testing

Laurence heads up the Scott Logic Test Practice. Before joining Scott Logic in 2016, Laurence was Associate Director at Ten10 Group, a specialist software test consultancy, as well as having spent significant periods with Accenture and IBM. His work includes the delivery of strategic consultancy and testing services across the public sector, financial services and gaming. Outside work he paints, draws, and continues a life-long love affair with his guitar and West Ham United in equal measure.

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Rob Newsome

Rob Newsome Head of Development, Newcastle

Rob leads the development team within the Newcastle office. His career has spanned development, team leadership, technical architecture and project management with work ranging from financial trading platforms through to large scale public sector programmes. Rob has been responsible for managing the delivery of several major capital markets projects at Scott Logic, in addition to providing technical strategy and process improvement advice to clients.

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Murray Crease

Murray Crease Head of Development, Edinburgh

Murray is Head of Development for Scott Logic’s Edinburgh office. Murray has 15 years commercial software development experience, much of which has been spent developing ad-hoc solutions for blue-chip financial institutions around the world and is experienced in enabling his teams to deliver top quality solutions in a timely fashion. When he’s not acting as ‘Dad’s taxi’, Murray is a keen supporter of St Johnstone FC and hopes one day to witness the end of the 135-year wait for a major European trophy!

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Andrew Carr

Andrew Carr Head of Development, Bristol

Andrew leads the development team in our Bristol office. He has a degree in Computer Science from Newcastle University and has held a variety of roles including Developer, Architect and Manager, with 20 years experience including stints at Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Airbus and Nortel. Andrew’s commercial experience includes the development of front office trading systems, innovation management, and enterprise level data engineering. When not at work he can often be found talking about personality theories, socialising or reading about hi-fi.


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Sam Perridge

Sam Perridge Head of Development, London

Sam studied Software Engineering at Imperial before becoming a publican. After a year out pulling pints and cooking pub grub, he moved into software development where he’s spent the last eleven years. The majority of that time has been with Scott Logic, crafting solutions for clients in a variety of sectors. Sam now leads the development team in London but keeps up with technology as much as possible and helps to deliver solutions for clients whenever he can. He’s also a keen rugby fan and you’ll often see him politely correcting a mistaken referee.

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Our work

Pragmatic solutions to complex challenges

From the redesign of intricate trading platforms to the integration of agile test processes, our consultants are always stretching themselves to deliver excellent results for our clients.

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Delivering a “tour de force” in trading technology

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“Scott Logic have helped us explore the art of the possible by redesigning our reporting solution in line with new regulation to make it not only intuitive, but a pleasure to use.”

“Scott Logic have helped us explore the art of the possible by redesigning our reporting solution in line with new regulation to make it not only intuitive, but a pleasure to use.”

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