Computershare Ltd

Mark McDougall, Global Chief Information Officer, tells us why Computershare chose to set up their Global Technology Centre in Edinburgh and the great culture the company has.

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Who we are?

Since its foundation in Australia in 1978, Computershare has grown to employ over 12,000 people in 21 countries around the world.

We started by managing share registers, and we are experts in managing, integrating and transferring large volumes of data and payments securely and accurately.

Today, as well as acting as a registrar to companies around the world, we also offer a range of services to our 25,000 clients, including governance services, share plan provision, mortgage servicing, stakeholder engagement, Corporate Trust services and class actions.

What we do?

We employ around 4,000 people across the UK, with over 300 based at our Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Edinburgh, which opened in June 2019.

Our ties to Edinburgh are strong: we have had a presence in the city for more than 20 years and chose Edinburgh for our GTC because of our strong links to the city’s business and wider community as well as for its excellent transport infrastructure and strong financial services sector.

Our high-functioning, hard-working and diverse GTC team works 24/7 to support Computershare employees around the world, the majority of whom are currently working from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Our culture?

Computershare’s culture is defined by our ‘Being Purple’ values. Named after our corporate colour, they encapsulate the unique approach that our staff members around the world have helped create.

Being Purple means working well together and doing the right thing by customers and colleagues. It means striving for excellence and acting as a pioneer – whatever your role at our company. It means focusing on moving the business forward – and always keeping customers at heart.

This ethos enables us to work with ingenuity to create products and services that give our clients and their customers an advantage and certainty in a complex and rapidly changing world.

As a company we also care passionately about creating positive change through our global charitable programme Change A Life. We match all employee payroll contributions to fund projects that work to address poverty and empower communities around the world to create long-term change. Over the years we’ve raised over £5.5 million through the programme.

We’re currently focused on a supporting a school in Nepal, where we’ve helped extend classes into years 11 and 12 as well as making significant improvements to classrooms and teacher training. We also support causes that are local to our offices around the world, including the Make a Wish Foundation in the UK.

Working at Computershare

We encourage people from all walks of life to apply to work for us, to build not just a job, but a career. As well as graduates, this includes a focus on people who are traditionally under-represented in financial services, such as people over 50 or under the age of 25, as well as women returning to work after a career break.

We’re actively recruiting to increase the number of team members based in Scotland over the next few months and have a diverse range of roles available.

Find out what exciting roles Computershare have on offer