Stephen Kelly became Chief Executive of Sage in November 2014. He has over 30 years’ leadership experience in the technology sector having led successful businesses in California, New York and Europe. Stephen is unique having served as Chief Executive Officer of two high growth, US & UK public companies – NASDAQ listed Chordiant Software, Inc. from 2001 to 2005 and London Stock Exchange listed Micro Focus International plc. from 2006 to 2010, where the company achieved a 7-fold increase in market value over the 4 years. In 2012 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer for UK Government. Stephen was the most senior Executive responsible for UK Government’s Efficiency & Reform Program – Digital, Commercial, IT, Major Projects and SME strategies. The program improved services to UK citizens whilst saving the UK taxpayer over £14bn in 13/14 (compared with 2010 base year). Stephen has a passion for Small & Medium Businesses and acted as an angel investor for multiple start-ups. Stephen loves sport and is married with three daughters.