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CAMBRIDGE, U.K. -- nCipher plc (LSE:NCH), a global leader in protecting critical enterprise data, announces the appointment of Geoffrey Finlay as Chief Executive Officer, and as a Director of nCipher plc (the Company) as from Monday, 3 December 2007.
Geoffrey, 54, brings to nCipher more than 25 years experience within the enterprise software industry. He was Chief Executive Officer at Kewill Systems plc until 2001, having previously been Managing Director of JDA Software Inc, Intersolv plc and Data 3 Systems Inc. Since leaving Kewill, he has served as Chairman on the boards of several technology companies, including Cachelogic and UDEX, primarily leading them on their strategies and business development, and is the founder and non-executive Chairman of Biobanc Group (formerly Life4ce), a life sciences services company.
nCiphers co-founder Alex van Someren will step down as Chief Executive Officer on 3 December 2007, a position he has held for more than 11 years. He has agreed to remain on the Board for the remainder of the year and to provide advice and support for Geoffrey Finlay through 2008.
Robert Jeens, non-executive Chairman of nCipher plc, said:
We are delighted to welcome Geoffrey Finlay to the Board of nCipher as Chief Executive Officer. Geoffreys leadership qualities and industry experience will help drive the continued growth and success of the Company. I would like to pay tribute to the major contribution that Alex van Someren has made to the successful development of the company and the Board is grateful to him for agreeing to a period of transition.