Following the end of the initial acceptance period of the takeover bid by Congra Software Sarl, Mr Volckaerts has resigned as a member of the Board with effect from 1 March 2019.
Gary Fry, CEO commented: “I’d like to thank Johan for the strong support and leadership he has given to Global Graphics. He has served the company for more than 20 years, as chairman and CEO from 1996 when Global Graphics was founded, as chairman from 2007 until 2014 and thereafter as a non-executive director”.
Appointment of Clare Findlay
With effect from 1 March 2019, Ms Clare Findlay has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company.
Ms Findlay was previously a non-executive director of the Company from June 2011 until 2014 and has more than 20 years’ experience at senior level positions in the computer software industry, including as managing director of the UK operations of Concentrix Corporation, the global business process outsourcing division of SYNNEX.
In 2003, Ms Findlay founded Aspire Technology, a European specialist in providing customer renewal services through its proprietary RenewalsManager SaaS platform, which was acquired in November 2010 by Concentrix Corporation. In 2013 Ms Findlay co-founded Purple Demand, a Demand Creation Agency.
Prior to founding Aspire, she was a divisional director of business technology integrator Morse Plc where she was responsible for Morse’s entry into building a software services business. She has also held senior positions at Catalyst Solutions Plc and Pacific Associates Plc, before it was sold to Catalyst Solutions.
Guido Van der Schueren, chairman of the Board commented: “We are delighted to welcome Clare back to the board. Her blend of experience in computer technology, combined with her leadership and people skills, make her an excellent fit for the team.”