Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Officer
Paul joined Ocado in 2006. After establishing new teams for Simulation and Mobile development, Paul then co-wrote the first of Ocado’s award winning mobile apps. In his current role, Paul heads up Ocado Technology, whose 950+ software engineers and other IT specialists are responsible for building all the software and IT infrastructure that powers Ocado, and now Morrisons’ online grocery business too.
Paul read Physics at Oxford University before then entering the computer industry. He has worked in software engineering, consultancy, interim management and a number of software start-ups.
In what little spare time he has alongside his work and family, Paul loves to invent and build stuff, design PCBs, write software and generally tinker.
When I first stepped into the CFC it was a case of love at first sight! I am one of those people who love software that controls hardware and so cranes and other machines whizzing around under software control was a technology sandpit I could not resist. What I love about Ocado Technology is the level of disruptive innovation that goes on here, the amazing people we have and the daring, risk embracing, unconventional, "pulling a rabbit out of a hat" challenge-loving ethos of this business.
Anne Marie Neatham, Chief Operations Officer
Anne Marie has been Chief Operating Officer at Ocado Technology since 2014, looking after Infrastructure and Operations, organisational development, and general management. She joined the organisation in 2001, and became Head of Ocado Technology Poland in 2012. That gave her the opportunity to set up our first development office from scratch outside the UK. Before joining Ocado, Anne Marie worked in Boston, US as Software Development Manager for Staples Inc.
Matt Soane, General Manager
Matt is a General Manager at Ocado Technology, where he is responsible for the departments that develop our warehouse technologies. This remit covers everything from our inventory tracking software through to automation controls, robotics and simulation. He has been developing our solutions since our very first delivery in 2002. Prior to this, Matt worked in a number of different companies, large and small, including a period working at IBM as a senior software engineer.
James Donkin, General Manager
James Donkin is responsible for a wide range of departments from Data, to Business Support and Supply Chain Systems, to E-Commerce OSP. He was previously Head of Last Mile Systems, managing routing and delivery to thousands of homes in one-hour slots. Prior to joining Ocado Technology, James worked on the development of various retail systems, including point of sale, e-commerce and payment services.
Grzegorz Cempla, General Manager
Greg is General Manager of Ocado Technology Poland, overseeing our two largest development centres outside the UK that include over 200 employees. He has more than 25 years of experience in software engineering, having previously worked in development and R&D for both the public and private sectors, delivering solutions and services to healthcare, banks, telecommunication companies, and web advertising. He is passionate about people development, growing deeply human organisational culture and organisations that are effective in achieving their goals.
Chris Dabrowski, General Manager
Chris joined Ocado in 2016 to manage all of Ocado's cloud infrastructure, including our on-premise and private clouds as well as our Amazon AWS and Google Cloud configurations. He has since taken on responsibility for site reliability engineering, DevOps and IT operations, the service desk and desktop support, and implementation.
Before Ocado, Chris spent ten years managing global hyperscale production services at Yahoo!, including the Gemini native advertising service among many others. He also has years of experience at multiple startups and ISPs, such as Demon Internet. He is passionate about empowering and building winning teams, and architectural simplicity at scale.