Allocate Software appoints Graham Rich to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK – Allocate Software plc (AIM: ALL), the leading provider of workforce and compliance optimisation solutions, has appointed Dr Graham Rich (aged 52) as a Non-Executive Director. He will join the board with effect from 1 December 2013.

Dr Rich is an experienced former chief executive of NHS hospitals including a Foundation Trust and a primary care trust (PCT) as well formerly holding a position as Director of Commissioning. He is currently a co-founder of CareTechnica Ltd, a company focusing on the commercialization of medical technology. He has also previously worked on national policy formulation and implementation at the Department of Health. His international experience includes health policy formulation and management consulting in the USA.

He has particular interest in patient empowerment, the use of IT in healthcare, improved transparency of outcomes and patient satisfaction to drive performance improvement. His specialities include quality improvement, leadership development, value based healthcare and patient safety.

Commenting on the appointment, Terry Osborne, Chairman of Allocate said: “I am delighted to welcome Graham to the Board of Directors of Allocate. Graham is a very talented individual with many years experience in the front line of healthcare as a clinician, a chief executive as well as a policy maker and advisor.

“His appointment will further strengthen our Board as Allocate continues to increase its presence and influence in healthcare markets.”

Graham Rich commented: “I am delighted to be joining the Board of Allocate Software. The company has a very strong suite of products, and is particularly well placed to help hospitals and other healthcare providers face the challenge of becoming safer and more efficient.”

About Allocate Software plc

Allocate Software plc is the leading workforce optimisation software applications provider for world-wide organisations with large, multi-skilled workforces. With a blue chip client base spanning the public and private sector, its key vertical markets include Healthcare and Defence.

At the core of the business is Allocate’s workforce optimisation software, which organisations use to deploy the right people with the right skills, to the right place at the right time. Headquartered in London, Allocate provides services and support to its increasing international customer base through regional offices in the UK, Sweden, USA, Australia and Malaysia.

Allocate is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (AIM: ALL).

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