Group Leadership Team

The team takes responsibility for the governance framework, its culture and its values.

Stephen Wood
Stephen WoodChairman
With a successful and accomplished career spanning in excess of 26 years across the Australian ICT industry. Stephen is Chairman to an impressive portfolio of four businesses around the globe, and works tirelessly to uphold growth strategies for all, while remaining committed to delivering operational excellence and support for customers. Steve, as he is known, will happily apply his hand to support teams and offer advice, guidance and direction to businesses and to clients.
David Boland
David BolandCEO
Having achieved first-class honours in Computer Science, David began his career building legal software solutions for friends before progressing to building a business – Documatics, a document management solution. David joined Linetime as CEO in 2019 and is key to set the vision, strategy and direction. With a dedication to ensuring the highest possible standards, David’s leadership is key to ensuring Linetime’s reputation as a responsible and reliable legal software provider.
Graham Colbourne
Graham ColbourneDirector of Operations
Graham joined SOS in 1996 with a determination to evolve the software offered to the market. Having joined PracticeEvolve in 2020, Graham is now responsible for the operations across the group of companies. Graham is a keen golfer and with five children and a five Labradors, Graham has used managing the home to gain incredible skills in operations.
Matt Fiske-Jackson
Matt Fiske-JacksonHead of Sales
Matt is well known amongst the UK legal community, having operated within PMS for over 20 years. Prior to joining the group, Matt had a long and varied career with Visual Files. Matt strives to ensure clients requirements are understood and delivered upon. Aside from enjoying showing off the software, Matt spends much of his time on the Brixham beach or on the water, taking his son wakeboarding, in any weather, as is his commitment to anything he decides to do!
Adam Bullion
Adam BullionDirector of Marketing
Adam has worked for legal software providers since 2014. With over 20 years marketing experience, Adam has worked for a range of brands including Shell and Auto Trader. Having entered the legal market in 2014, Adam joined PracticeEvolve Group in September 2020. Prior to that Adam solidified InfoTrack’s brand within the legal market. Adam has a passion for ensuring clients are aware of the changing nature of the consumer world. With 2 young children, Adam spends his spare time training football or watching his daughter’s gymnastics.
Philip Culbert
Philip CulbertHead of Professional Services
Philip is a well-known figure within the Legal and Professional services industries. Having run his own consultancy business for nearly 20 years working with Practice Evolve, Philip decided to join the evolution in 2018. Philip is passionate about building long term relationships and providing excellent customer service. Philip is a keen endurance cyclist who continuously pushes his own limits, an ethos he brings with him to the business.
Jo Fox
Jo FoxHead of Projects
Jo is a walking encyclopaedia of knowledge, having been with Linetime for over 20 years. Jo is responsible for our team of transformation managers working alongside clients throughout the implementation project
and beyond. Her ethos is to ensure clients are supported at all times and continues to support client’s years after go live. Not one to take it easy, Jo loves a fast-paced environment both around the office and in her own time, as a keen runner ready for the next Marathon.

Mitch McWhirter
Mitch McWhirterHead of Support
Having graduated from the University of Western Sydney on 2013 with a Batchelors degree in Information and Communication Technology, Mitch joined PracticeEvolve in Australia. With his celtic roots, Mitch relocated to Ireland in 2020 to set up the UK support teams. Mitch’s passion is to always ensure the best possible experience for clients, a similar attribute he applies to his love of cooking.
Peter Huang
Peter HuangDirector of Technology
Peter began as a software developer before beginning to develop his own software. Having joined forces with David Boland in 2008 to create PracticeEvolve, Peter has grown a team of global developers. Peter likes nothing better than coding late into the evening and is currently developing our native Cloud solution, EvolveCloud.
David Beechinor
David BeechinorHead of Finance
David’s varied career means a wealth of knowledge and skills. Having been trained by EY, David has worked with big brands including Apple Manufacturing and Tesco. David originally started as a consultant for PracticeEvolve Group before making it permanent in 2019. David likes nothing better than seeing results within a constantly evolving company. Typical of someone who enjoys competition, David is a big rugby fan who will relax by hill walking.
Debra O'Sullivan
Debra O'SullivanHead of HR
Debra has worked within HR for the last 17 years, obtaining multi-industry experience across hospitality, manufacturing and technology. With a wealth of accreditation’s to her name, including BA Degree (Hons)and a MSc, Debra is also CIPD qualified. Debra has a strong interest in developing cultures within the workplace for the future through strong employee engagement and leadership development. Debra remains fit with regular trips to the gym and plenty of walking.

Operational Team

A range of ex-legal professionals with over 37 years of experience.

James Carter
James CarterDevelopment
James started with Linetime in 1997 and has been a constant for more than 23 years. With a real focus on putting clients first, James has been instrumental in building market leading software for the UK legal sector and maturing Linetime’s agile approach to development. James manages a team of passionate techies working to constantly evolve the Linetime system. James’ positive attitude, and can-do approach reflects his enjoyment of Tae Kwon Do, a highly disciplined martial art.
John Dickens
John DickensOperations
John joined Linetime in 1993 from National Savings as a support programmer. After a short break John returned in 2007 to head up operations. John is passionate about customer service and doing everything the right way. He believes honesty, service, ongoing support and progressive tech has been key to the success of clients, many of whom have been using Linetime for nearly 30 years. John is an avid fan of live music and is proud to have attended the last ever Black Sabbath show in 2017, where he can clearly be seen on the DVD.
Fran Eastwood
Fran EastwoodService and Support/Customer Care
Fran joined Linetime in 2007. Having worked for a Linetime client prior to joining the team, Fran uses her knowledge of change management within firms and the challenges posed. A keen netball player, Fran understands the importance of team work and uses this experience within her team to map and balance all data conversions from other legal software providers. Methodical and precise summarise Fran’s approach to business who, outside of work, enjoys time with her husband and 4 sons.
Andy Hawley
Andy HawleyStrategic Technology Advisors
Andy joined Linetime in 2015 bringing a wealth of experience, having worked in legal software for over 30 years. Applying his engineering background, Andy provides great insight to continuously progress Linetime software on behalf of firms. Andy is fortunate to be married to a Managing Partner of a firm meaning he lives and breathes legal software, challenges and requirements 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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