Leadership Team

Coliin Armitage headshot

Colin Armitage, CEO

Throughout his career Colin has been a key industry player focused on building companies and solutions where technology is aligned to true business needs. From the founding of Original Software in 1997, through its expansion into North America based on its rapidly expanding product suite, Colin has provided the leadership and vision to deliver continual and profitable growth driven by innovation.

As a result Original Software has been recognised by both its customers, Gartner and other industry analysts as a visionary, a company that has actually changed expectations. A passionate skier, tennis player and golfer, Colin confesses that these interests can create near crisis strains on his commitment to the cause of better software!

George Wilson, Sales & Operations

George was the first person Colin Armitage, CEO approached at the start of Original Software, recognising his ability to fully engage with customers based on his deep knowledge of software quality and agile methodologies reinforced by his large-scale development project experience within many areas of IT.

He has helped shaped the solutions Original offer today based on customer success and emerging market needs. An engineer by training, he previously served at a senior level at AIG and Osprey where he drove many innovations balanced against a formal ISO9001 quality environment.

He is a keen dinghy sailor, enthusiastic windsurfer and when on dry land will be found with a golf club in hand.

George Wilson headshot

Sara Ponsford, Product Management

Sara fulfills the key product management role at Original Software which comprises the twin challenges of building and expanding the product road map while ensuring that the aggressive release schedule is delivered with a high standard of quality.

 She has the ability to see things from a user’s perspective and understand what they want to achieve, balanced against what is attainable from a technical perspective.

Sara has been able to fulfil her love of travel whilst employed at Original Software, visiting customers throughout Europe, America and Australasia. 

Sara Ponsford headshot

Tim Bower, Partners & Alliances

Tim Bower has the responsibility for managing Original Software’s global partner network and new business acquisition.

Tim is a regular speaker at industry events and conferences. With a career spanning 27 years in the Information Technology industry, Tim began his career as a developer growing in the field of testing and business systems. Software quality lies at the heart of Tim’s passion and his enthusiasm helps to communicate the real issues being faced by QA departments today.

 As a thought leader within the testing community,Tim enjoys interacting with others on best practice, methods and solutions to improve the challenges for better software quality.