Richard Rowell


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Richard is our CEO and the visionary behind Dataplan.

He joined Dataplan way back in 1989 as when he was an Assistant Accountant at Forrester Boyd Accountants.

Richard worked his way up to the position of Partner at Forrester Boyd and took on the role of developing Dataplan. He believed that Dataplan had the capability and opportunity to be so much more than the payroll department of a regional accountancy practice.

Fast forward to the present day and Dataplan is now a leading player in the payroll market and Richard continues to drive the business forward as he focusses on the long-term strategy for the company and the development of new products and services to meet the needs of our clients.

Richard is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals and Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

Favourite quote:

“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do. We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” Steve Jobs