Board of directors & executive management 

Mark Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Lancaster founded SDL in 1992 having identified the need for a service and technology provider to help companies internationalize and expand their businesses globally. The convergence of the social, mobile, Web world has created a new and complex consumer-driven economy in which Mark saw further opportunity for companies to differentiate themselves by delivering relevant customer experiences.

Through numerous acquisitions and significant R&D, Mark has turned SDL into the leading global business that helps companies to engage more effectively with their customers across the entire customer journey. SDL’s technology and services help brands to predict what their customers want and engage with them across multiple languages, cultures, channels and devices.

Mark studied electrical engineering and computer architectures at Hatfield University before becoming a software design engineer at Satchwell Control Systems and Lotus Development Corporation. He later became international development director at Ashton-Tate. He is now responsible for the strategic direction and development of the SDL Group.

Dominic Lavelle, Chief Financial Officer

Dominic Lavelle is a qualified Chartered Accountant who joined SDL in November 2013. Previously,Dominic has held senior executive and CFO roles within a number of private and publicly traded companies including Mothercare plc, Oasis plc, Allders plc and Alfred McAlpine plc, where his roles have encompassed commercial, operational and strategic responsibilities. He has more than 25 years senior financial experience and is responsible for all financial matters.

Bernadette Nixon, President, Customer Experience and C&A Solutions

Bernadette is an experienced global leader with 20 years of experience in enterprise software sales, marketing, and business unit leadership and an excellent track record in growing and turning around businesses. She was most recently the SVP BPM Business Unit for OpenText and prior to that Bernadette held various senior management positions at CA Technologies, including running a $720M book of business in the Northeast and Canada, and managing the transformation of CA’s global digital demand generation marketing activities.

Bernadette served as the special advisor to the chief information officer at the United Nations in Geneva, spearheading the perimeter defense strategy at the dawn of the Web.

Bernadette earned a bachelor’s degree in business studies from the University of Hertfordshire, England. She was also one of the co-founders of the Women’s Executive Roundtable in Boston. Bernadette is married and her hobbies include boating, photography and soon to be helicopter pilot in training.

Paige O'Neill, Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer of SDL, Paige brings almost 20 years of experience in senior marketing roles. She uniquely combines product marketing expertise with an extensive background in communications and PR and a passion for developing thought leadership programs that build strong awareness and differentiate companies from the competition.

Prior to SDL, Paige served for over three years as Vice President of Marketing for integrated marketing leader Aprimo. Her thought leadership, messaging, demand generation and communications programs contributed to rapid growth and a successful acquisition by Teradata. Paige also served as the CMO for two early-stage startups, Aravo Solutions and GreenRoad Technologies, as well as for PHH Arval, where her efforts contributed to an acquisition attempt by GE. Prior to PHH, Paige spent a decade at Oracle Corporation leading a variety of marketing initiatives.

Paige O'Neil Chief Marketing Officer, SDL
Dennis van der Veeke, Chief Technology Officer

Dennis van der Veeke, Chief Technology Officer

Dennis has a wealth of 22+ years of experience in the software development space. At Logica, Dennis headed up the Business Solutions unit which focused on Microsoft, Business Intelligence and Enterprise Content Management related business. At Exact Software, Dennis was the director of the Exact International Development organization based in Malaysia, Ireland and the Netherlands.

In 2008, Dennis joined SDL as the CTO for the SDL Web Content Management Solutions division, as well taking the lead role to bring the various development teams together across the group. In November 2010, SDL appointed Dennis CTO of the SDL Group.

Roddy Temperley, Global Head of Human Resources

Roddy Temperley comes with a wealth of experience having led global Human Resource teams, most recently at Credit Suisse. Prior to that Roddy spent a number of years at SAP, PeopleSoft, Peregrine and Unisys. Roddy‘s expertise in human resource management in progressive high tech businesses will help SDL to continue to grow and build skills and structure in the cutting edge and fast moving market of global customer experience management.
Dominic Kinnon, CEO SDL Language Solutions Division

Dominic Kinnon, President, Customer Experience and Language Solutions

Dominic Kinnon joined SDL in 1997. During his time with SDL, Dominic has evolved his group from providing pure translation services to an organization that delivers high value, language related solutions to customers worldwide. As CEO for SDL Language Solutions, Dominic leads an organization of more than 1700 professionals across 34 countries.

Prior to SDL, Dominic worked within the petrochemical industry in Europe, the US and Middle East and subsequently spent a number of years in Business Consulting helping companies develop their management potential and improve their operational performance.

Dominic is also a trustee of the SDL Foundation that provides support for sustainable, structural development that improves the quality of life for disadvantaged communities around the globe.