Mobile workforce management platform BigChange has appointed Richard Warley as its new Chairman.   

The appointment follows a £100 million investment in the Leeds company by private equity firm Great Hill Partners to drive innovation, product development and expansion into new sectors and territories. 

Warley brings almost 30 years of experience in investment banking, private equity and operational leadership roles at leading technology companies across Europe, Japan and North America.  

He will support BigChange’s leadership team as the company accelerates its expansion plans in the UK and internationally.

BigChange is an amazing company with a clear mission and purpose to drive growth and sustainability for its customers and community,” he said.  

“It has already transformed the way that over 1,500 organisations manage their mobile workforces with its revolutionary technology platform that streamlines processes, eliminates unnecessary work and reduces the carbon footprint of mobile workforces. 

“With its significant new equity backing, BigChange is poised to accelerate investment in its platform, as well as international expansion. I am very excited to support BigChange’s visionary CEO, Martin Port, and the leadership team in realising the company’s purpose.”

Port added: “Richard has a wealth of experience and expertise gained leading successful businesses internationally, and his advice and guidance will be invaluable to us as we look to take our transformative workforce management platform to more sectors, across a wider geography.”