HR and payroll technology specialist to drive development of Zellis’ market-leading HR and payroll solutions

Zellis, the leader in HR and payroll for UK and Ireland, today announces the appointment of David Woodward as its new Chief Product and Technology Officer (CPTO).  David will join the Zellis Group Executive Committee and lead the technical and product development on HR and payroll software from the Group’s Bristol headquarters.

Woodward is one of the most experienced leaders in HR and payroll technology, with over two decades in the sector. His reputation has been established through senior roles with some of the industry’s most prominent brands.

His most recent role has been leading international Product Development and Product Management for ADP, where he led the development of all of ADP’s product offerings outside of North America in addition to their global payroll platforms. Prior to joining ADP, Woodward has held senior leadership roles at SD Worx, Ceridian and MHR.

“I would, with confidence, rank David among the world’s top HR and payroll software experts,” said John Petter, CEO of Zellis. “We’re delighted to have him join us as our new CPTO. We are welcoming him at critical time, as we double down on our investment in our HCM Cloud platform, which has driven the company’s success in recent years.”

In his new role, Woodward will guide the next wave of innovation on the award-winning Zellis HCM Cloud platform. He will be working closely with Zellis’ product and technical teams as they continue to deliver against the needs of UK and Ireland’s leading employers.

David Woodward said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the brilliant product and technical teams at Zellis Group. As the UK and Ireland market leader in HR and payroll software, I am really looking forward to working alongside Zellis’ customers which includes so many huge employers and leading companies.” 

Woodward will take up his role and join Zellis’ executive team on 5 December 2022.