The Savant Management Team

The Savant Management Team encourage a collegial management style and are elected by employee vote.

Managing Director

John Davies was appointed Managing Director of Savant in July 2016, having been a director for many  years.

John is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, actively promoting Savant to both current and potential customers and to suppliers. His role encompasses identification of new areas of business and the encouragement and promotion of new ideas within Savant. He supports the Directors responsible for PULSE and Hematos as required. John has been building and managing databases for Savant since 1989 and also oversees the source code and software releases for all projects.

Development Director

Pete Gregg was appointed a Director of Savant in July 2016.

He was the first Employee Director of Savant from 2001 to 2004. Pete is the PULSE Project Director, responsible for the direction of the PULSE project and the supply of development and support to NHSBT, Isle of Man, Jersey and the Northern Ireland Blood Service. Pete provides the important Account Manager link between Savant and our clients ensuring regular liaison and discussion with all key contacts. Pete leads the R&D projects and ideas within the team.


Stephen Edge  was appointed a Director of Savant in July 2016.

Since joining Savant in 1986, Stephen has worked continually in client-facing roles in consultancy and project management. Primary roles are Project Management, Supplier Management and Implementation Management. Steve’s specific responsibilities include direction of our Hematos support and development and management of the small projects team. Steve is also responsible for identifying possible new areas of business for the small projects team.

Employee Director

Steve O’Shea has been a software engineer at Savant since 1999 and represents the interests of Savant’s employees at board meetings.

Customer Service Manager

Heather Ashton has been supporting and testing PULSE since 1996.

A former NHS medical scientist, she brings a wealth of healthcare-related software systems experience to the company. Heather heads the customer support team – who provide 24/7 support to our clients and perform the testing of all Savant’s products.

Technical Manager

Jamie Edgar joined Savant in 2011 – after studying Computer Science for 4 years and achieving a BSc (Hons) degree.

His skills cover OpenVMS clustering, Windows server environments, advanced networking, split-site virtualisation system design, fibre channel deployment, hardware design and deployment – including structured wiring, and the integration of complex systems. Recent projects include the relocation of two life-critical high-availability data centres for the National Blood Service (NHSBT) with zero downtime.