Two new appointments at Northgate

27 May 2014

Northgate Public Services has welcomed two new additions to its successful local Government and Housing team.

Sean Dalby, who joins Northgate from Civica, has been appointed Housing Product Manager and Nick Gordon, previously from Capita, takes over as Business Development Director – Local Government.

Sean spent eight years at Civica in a number of roles including manager of the professional services team and as Product Manager for the Civica Cx housing product.  Prior to Civica, Sean was involved in the initial implementation of the Northgate Housing solution and as the housing application manager for Birmingham City Council. He was also with Wirral MBC for 12 years, working up from a Housing Officer to an Area Housing Manager, following which he became the Systems Administration Manager for Housing Applications.

Sean’s work at Wirral and Birmingham has provided him with considerable experience of Housing and Northgate’s Housing product. Sean will be working on Northgate’s Customer Insight programme.

Nick Gordon, has been appointed Business Development Director – Local Government. Nick is an experienced and successful Sales Director who has worked for over 30 years in and with the public sector.

Having worked for Northgate in Business Development, within its Local Government and Housing sector for the past seven months, Nick comes to the position from Capita and from a strong local authority and housing background. He has extensive experience of both the Local Authority and Social Housing Market and a background in both new business and account management, having recently been responsible for a team at Northgate, focusing on a range of products.

Before joining Northgate, Nick worked at Capita and also Civica UK Ltd. At Civica he was Sales Director – Housing for three years, with responsibility for new business sales, account management, pre sales and marketing and selling a range of application software, plus associated consultancy and technical services. He spent a total of 11 years at Capita in several sales management roles and also specialising in the area of Revenues and Benefits for a number of years.

Before joining Capita in 2002, he held a number of positions with several companies, including First Software, Oracle Corporation UK Ltd and ICL. He began his career with the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham as a Housing Officer.

Both Sean and Nick will be contributing to the continued growth and success of the Housing business, which has recently welcomed new customers in Leicester City Council, Cannock District Council and Metropolitan Housing. Their skills and experience will further help to support the strategy for Northgate’s Enterprise Housing solution, offering an end to end housing application which can be managed on premise or hosted in the cloud.

Sean explained: “I joined Northgate to build on the previous knowledge I have of the Northgate solutions. I saw that I could bring my product and housing practitioner experience to the Northgate solutions to further enhance what is seen as a market leading innovative product.”

Nick added: “I was delighted to be asked to join Northgate. In a challenging time for Public Sector organisations Northgate can offer quality applications and real value for money and return on investment.”

Ian Blackhurst, Northgate’s Executive Director, Solutions said: “I am delighted to welcome Sean and Nick to their new roles with Northgate. Both of them will help to build on our continued success in the housing market and their extensive experience will be an invaluable asset to Northgate going forward.”