Senior management team

Philip Allen

Executive Chairman

Philip Allen, Executive Chairman, founded CoreFiling in 1997, where he has built a strong practice in enterprise data modelling. Prior to CoreFiling, Philip was a founding employee of CATS Software Inc, a specialist in risk management software that was launched on NASDAQ with a successful IPO in 1995.

Following completion of the XBRL v2.1 specification, Philip led the ongoing development of the emerging standard. His work on devising the Inline XBRL format won the IT Faculty Prize of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.  Inline XBRL is now mandated for company tax filings in the UK.

Philip is editor and author of the Inline XBRL Specification and Chairman of XBRL UK, the UK jurisdiction of the XBRL International Consortium.

Catherine Long

Head of Sales, APAC

Catherine Long is Head of Sales at CoreFiling and is responsible for APAC sales strategy and CoreFiling’s Australian operations. 

Prior to joining CoreFiling in 2009, Catherine worked at Integrated Research, an ASX-listed software development company, as Business Development Manager for Australia and New Zealand.

David Boylan

VP Sales and Alliances, EMEA & USA

David Boylan is VP Sales and Alliances for EMEA and USA at CoreFiling, and is responsible for sales and marketing operations. As a member of the Executive team, he provides strategic direction and implements change management programmes to deliver the vision of the organisation.

David has provided executive business sponsorship to government, financial and regulatory institutions within complex XBRL reporting and taxonomy projects to key clients such as HMRC and ADGM.

Prior to joining CoreFiling in 2010, he held business leadership roles in multinational organisations, including Oracle.

Stuart Rowan

Chief Operating Officer

Stuart Rowan is Chief Operating Officer at CoreFiling and is responsible for consulting, development, platform, research, client support and, as a member of the Executive team, setting company strategy. 

Previously, Stuart led CoreFiling’s Professional Services, Sales Engineering, and IT teams, and provided an advisory role to key clients including ATO, Deloitte, Companies House and FASB. He also established CoreFiling’s award-winning charitable-giving scheme. 

Stuart has over 10 years’ experience in cloud software development and open data standards across a wide range of UK and international clients including consultancy firms, financial institutions, standards boards and public-sector regulators. 

He joined CoreFiling in 2006 and has a Computer Science degree from Cambridge University. He has also undertaken executive education at the Saïd Business School, Oxford University.

Stephen White

Head of IT and Chief Architect

Stephen White is Head of IT and Chief Architect at CoreFiling and is responsible for product architecture and infrastructure teams. 

Prior to CoreFiling, Stephen worked as a system administrator for several start-up companies including the music streaming site We7, where he managed servers running Linux and Unix operating systems.

He joined CoreFiling as a software developer in 2001 and holds an MA in Computation (now Computer Science) from the University of Oxford.

Mark Goodhand

Head of Research

Mark Goodhand is Head of Research at CoreFiling and Chairman of XBRL International’s Specification Working Group. He is responsible for advancing XBRL standards and identifying new market applications for XBRL.

Mark has 15 years’ experience with XML, XBRL and related technologies, and is an author of several specifications. He is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on XBRL and a major contributor to the Open Information Model effort.

Mark joined CoreFiling 2002 and holds an Honours BMath in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Stelios Iosiphides

Group Financial Controller

Stelios Iosiphides is Group Financial Controller for CoreFiling and is responsible for the company’s accounting and financial operations.

Prior to joining CoreFiling in 2017, Stelios held senior finance roles in software, internet services, healthcare, pharmaceutical and retail organisations, including Parexel, Phase Forward and Coca Cola.

Stelios is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a Joint Honours BSc in Management Science and Electronics Engineering.