Sunday, July 5, 2020

Ideagen appoints former Severn Trent group finance director as CFO

Ideagen Plc, the Nottinghamshire-headquartered software provider, has appointed Emma Hayes as Chief Financial Officer.

Ms Hayes was previously group finance director at Severn Trent PLC and has a wealth of experience of Corporate Finance, M&A, financial management, financial planning and leadership in a listed company environment.

CEO of Ideagen, Ben Dorks, said: “The Board is delighted to welcome Emma to the Group who brings with her a deep understanding of both financial structures, processes and M&A. We will benefit hugely from Emma’s experience and ability as Ideagen continues to execute its global growth strategy.”

Current CFO, Graeme Spencely is retiring, but will remain with Ideagen as Company Secretary and financial advisor to the Board. This will initially be a full-time role, to allow for a smooth handover, but will be part-time from Nov 1, 2020.

“The Board would like thank Graeme for his outstanding commitment to Ideagen,” added Mr Dorks. “His insight, acumen and support over the past 10 years has been invaluable and it has been a great pleasure to work alongside him. We are pleased that Graeme will remain with the business as Company Secretary which will provide for a robust transition.”

Ms Hayes said: “I am thrilled to be joining Ideagen Plc today. There is a real opportunity for Ideagen to continue to grow and take a dominant position in the global audit, risk and compliance software market.

“I am hugely excited to be a part of that and I hope that my contribution will be beneficial to Ideagen as it continues on this exciting journey. There is a fantastic team of people at Ideagen and I am very much looking forward to working with them as carry on the great work already done to build a really strong future for this business.”

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