We are Zellis, the UK and Ireland’s leading provider of payroll and HR solutions.

Our history

We have over 50 years of heritage and industry experience – and we’ve been ahead of the curve throughout.

More than half a century ago, we were founded as Peterborough Data Processing. Quite a lot has changed since then – not least our name.

We were acquired by Northgate, becoming NorthgateArinso in 2007 and NGA Human Resources UK and Ireland in 2014, where we were joined by Moorepay. In 2018, the UK and Ireland division was sold to Bain Capital and now we operate as a standalone company.

After acquiring Benefex, we’re now even better equipped to serve the complex needs of our customers.

In September 2020 we launched Zellis HCM Cloud, the exciting next evolution of ResourceLink, our flagship payroll and HR solution.  

Zellis in numbers

5

m

employees paid every month

£

28

bn+

paid each year through our Managed Services

33

%

of the FTSE 100 are Zellis customers

Our vision

It’s an incredibly exciting time for Zellis. We’re making significant investments in cloud, automation, and data technologies to drive innovation within our solutions.

Our focus is on delivering successful partnerships with customers. We’ll help you deliver successful business outcomes, provide modern and intuitive digital experiences, and – most importantly – make every employee feel appreciated for the work they do.

Our vision is to be the clear leader in pay, reward, analytics, and people experiences. There’s nothing more important to us than building trusting and beneficial relationships with our customers, using our size, scale, and breadth of experience to offer tailored solutions that precisely meet their business needs.

We design solutions that keep our customers ahead of change as they navigate the regulatory complexity and workforce uncertainty which exists in today’s business landscape. At the heart of everything we do are our highly qualified payroll and HR experts, who are committed to delivering first-class customer service at all times. 

Our values

Unstoppable together.

We work together to achieve amazing results.

We are inclusive, celebrating differences and respecting others.

Always learning.

We build expertise in ourselves and others.

We are dynamic always looking for better ways. 

Make it count.

We work with precision and pace.

We take ownership for what we do and how we do it matters.

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Our leadership team

John Petter
Chief Executive Officer

As the former CEO of BT’s Consumer division, John helped to transform customer experience at the business. His wealth of knowledge is now a key driving force at Zellis.

Marko Perisic
Chief Technology and Product Officer

Marko joined Zellis from Microsoft where he was General Manager. He’s also held leadership positions at multiple start-ups and brings exceptional experience to the team.

Caroline Drake
Chief People Officer

Joining from Worldpay, where she held the role of Group Development and HR Director, Caroline’s insights make her an invaluable member of the Zellis team.

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Abigail Vaughan
Chief Operating Officer

Abigail joins from BT and Accenture, where she held numerous leadership roles in Transformation and large scale operations, focussed on customer experience, investment in people and upgrading systems and capabilities. Her continuous improvement mindset will ensure Zellis meets rising expectations.

Marc Powell
VP Consultancy Services

Thanks to years of experience in managing complex projects for businesses, Marc is able to support and guide Zellis’ customers through periods of change.

Elizabeth Leppard
General Counsel and Company Secretary

Elizabeth uses her wealth of experience in advising the public and private sector on complex projects, transactions, employment, data protection and compliance issues; alongside over 10 years advising the Zellis executive leadership team to lead Zellis group legal and compliance functions.

Alan Kinch
Chief Financial Officer

Joining from the Global Enterprise Division of Vodafone Alan brings global, multi-industry expertise to lead all aspects of financial and commercial management at Zellis.

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George Dunnett
Chief Transformation & Strategy Officer

George joined from Bain & Company where he led global transformation, strategy and digital programmes as well as M&A across multiple sectors. George’s experience and expertise will help accelerate and fully realise Zellis’ own transformation journey.

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Tom Canning
Chief Commercial Officer

Tom joined us from Flexera, a global software and cloud management company, where he was responsible for all aspects of their business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Tom brings a vast amount of experience in B2B software sales, marketing, customer success and strategy to Zellis.

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Anthony Vollmer
Managing Director, Moorepay

Anthony joined Moorepay as MD in February 2019 and is responsible for the overall service we provide to our Moorepay customers, the wellbeing of our colleagues and the performance of the business.

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Matt Macri-Waller
Founder and CEO, Benefex

Matt is a global thought leader in the employee experience space, specialising in how technology can help bridge the gap between companies and its employees. He is the Founder and CEO of Benefex, the award-winning global employee experience provider.

Our customers

Zellis companies

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If you’re a small or growing business with payroll and HR requirements, Moorepay can help you get ahead.

Visit Moorepay

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Looking for award-winning employee benefits? Technology and services that recognise and reward your employees? Speak with the team at Benefex.

Visit Benefex