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Wayne Johnson | Co-Founder and CEO

the encompass executive team

Wayne Johnson

Wayne Johnson

Co-Founder and CEO

Wayne co-founded encompass in Sydney and took the product to the Australian market in 2012. Since then, as CEO he has led the international expansion of the company, including the UK launch in 2015 and recognition as one of the UK’s most influential RegTech firms.

Prior to encompass Wayne was co-founder and CEO of Software Associates, until the company’s successful exit to a Hong Kong listed Company.

Roger Carson

Roger Carson

Co-Founder & Global Financial Sales Director

Roger co-founded encompass and has brought the company’s vision to life, expanding its reach and impact from Australia to the UK. His global outlook is informed by a highly successful international sales career with Andersen Consulting and then Unisys in the USA, South Africa, and Australia, as well as leadership roles in Asia.

Prior to encompass, Roger founded Pacific Advantage Services, raised Capital from Europe for Asian distribution, and completed a trade sale to IM Invest.

Paul Charmatz

Paul Charmatz

Managing Director Global Sales

Paul is Managing Director Global Sales at encompass and joined in May 2017. He has considerable experience in the business information space particularly with global banks and financial institutions. This includes roles at Dun & Bradstreet where he ran the European sales organisation covering thirteen countries, and was MD of their Benelux business. More recently he was CEO of RM, a compliance data supplier, and SVP for Europe and AsiaPac for Onesource and Head of FS globally.

Paul has worked with a number of private equity companies who invested in the businesses he managed, including Union Square, OTPP and GTCR.

Alex Ford

Alex Ford

VP Operations

In a journey that has taken her from Sydney to Scotland, Alex has worked with encompass since the company was founded in 2012.

Alex re-located to Glasgow in 2015 when encompass launched in the UK and played a key role in the establishment of the UK operation. As Vice President of Operations, Alex brings customer focus, strategic thinking and innovation to the business. In addition to overseeing the UK operation from the head office in Glasgow, she leads the marketing, customer success and product teams.

Previously, Alex was Marketing and Innovation Manager for the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership in Sydney and Hong Kong, and prior to that marketed software company The Distillery. She holds degrees in Japanese and Marketing, as well as Digital Marketing qualifications from ADMA and Product Marketing from UC Berkeley. When she is not engrossed in all things Encompass, Alex is exploring Scotland, serves as a Director in her family’s Wholesale Coffee Distributorship business (despite letting down the Aussie stereo type and actually being tea-devotee!) and practices yoga.

Graeme Buchanan

Graeme Buchanan

VP Product Development

As head of development and operations, Graeme is responsible for overseeing and implementing strategies for the end-to-end development of the encompass software and its progress to meet an evolving market’s needs. He was drawn to encompass by the company’s focus on innovation and the dynamic team creating innovative data visualisation solutions delivered as Software as a Service.

Previously, Graeme was the Chief Solutions Architect at RP Data Ltd, Australia’s largest property data company, and led the R&D and product development teams at Software Associates where he pioneered the use of advanced product release and quality assurance infrastructure. He has also architected and managed major software projects in Retail Banking, Telecommunications Billing and Customer Care, Healthcare, Property Data and a variety of service based industries.

Graeme enjoys discovering cool gadgets, surfing, travelling, adventure biking, football and food of all flavours.


Roy McKelvie

Roy McKelvie


Roy graduated with a BSc in Production Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, and with an MBA from the University of Edinburgh Business School.

Roy is the Chairman of the Investment Board of AMB Capital Partners and of Condor Energy, and a Director of a number of other companies. He is an expert in M&A and private equity across global regions and industries. His former executive roles include MD and Asian Head of Deutsche Bank Capital Partners in Hong Kong, Managing Director and CEO of Gresham Private Equity, and CEO of Transfield Holdings.

With his appointment at encompass, Roy splits his time between the company’s base in Glasgow and Sydney.

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