Chief Executive

Mark Tighe

Previous to founding Catax, Mark was Managing Director of Carphone Warehouse Ltd and, prior to that, Head of UK Business Sales at O2 UK. Mark embarked on founding Catax Group nearly 10 years ago and the company has now become the UK’s leading specialists in Capital Allowances, Research & Development and the Patent Box tax relief. Mark regularly presents to many of the top law and accountancy firms across the country, educating professionals on these complex areas of this tax relief. This approach has led to the opening of offices across the country, including Manchester, London and Edinburgh.


Jon Anderson

Jon’s association with capital allowances stretches back over fifteen years during which time he has developed a multi-layered understanding of the technical complexities and nuances that are inherent in this particular sphere of tax relief, with a fundamental grounding in the retrospective element, making him one of the leading specialists in the country in this sophisticated area. During his career, Jon’s primary focus has always been from an operational perspective meaning that he has been directly involved in processing over 5,000 successful claims that have subsequently generated in the region of a half a billion pounds of qualifying capital allowances, yielding over 150 million pounds of tax relief from HMRC for clients owning commercial properties.


Dan Alcock

Dan has been involved in tax reduction services for over 13 years. Initially specialising in the valuation of land and property for the purpose of capital allowances relief, Dan developed the initial operational teams for both Capital Allowances and Research & Development service lines. Heavily involved in process development, recruitment and claim delivery since the first days of Catax, Dan helped shape the company and set the foundations for the levels of growth across the group we see today.


Shaun Marsden

Shaun is one of the founding members of the Catax management team. Having identified unused Capital Allowances on over £3bln of commercial assets to date, Shaun is one of the UK’s leading specialists in exercising the CAA 2001 Capital Allowances Act for UK commercial property investors. In his personal life, Shaun has been busy growing his family of three boys into a five aside football team. He occasionally finds the opportunity to steal some time for himself to maintain his private pilot’s license and, as a keen pianist, tinkle on the ivories!


Paul Foley

Paul has previously held Director and leadership roles at Cable & Wireless, O2, Three Mobile and Trinity Mirror, whilst also being a AIM listed Board Member with experience spanning over 20 years. Since 2013, Paul has grown his Tax Credit Consultancy to be one of the largest London specialists, and after being acquired by Catax Group, he continues to contribute to the wider strategy while being involved at an operational level in developing our business.

Paul appreciates first-hand the challenges of running a SME business and has a clear understanding of where the Tax Relief legislation fits and supports the future growth of businesses throughout the UK.


Alex Lundy

Alex joined Catax from CVS in January 2018. CVS are the market leader in business rates and rent reduction, where he has been since 2009. Beginning in an entry-level position, Alex’s stellar rise saw him surge through the ranks to become Client Services Director by early 2016. During his tenure, CVS experienced major growth, expanding its workforce to 300 people at one stage — a 500% rise. Catax brought Alex into the team to benefit from his excellent leadership qualities and experience in streamlining and developing the processed at CVS.

Chief Technical

Mike Dixon

Mike joined the Catax team in Autumn 2017 as non-exec Chief Technical Officer, having worked closely with the senior management team in a supporting role since 2008. As Managing Director of Manchester-based IT company NetMonkeys, Mike has developed a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience in the Business Applications and Technology sector. Mike believes that business technology should always be viewed as a tool to encourage people within business to innovate for continued success and growth, removing the monotony from people’s jobs and enabling them to focus on high-value activities.