Digital Barriers announces Sharon Cooper to its Board as CFO

– UK, London – The Board of Digital Barriers plc (AIM: DGB) (the “Board”), the specialist provider of advanced surveillance technologies to the security and defence sectors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sharon Denise Cooper (formerly Collins) (37) to the Board of Digital Barriers as Group Finance Director with effect from 3 March 2014.

Sharon is a Chartered Accountant by training, having started her career at Ernst & Young in 2000, and has subsequently served in a number of senior finance roles with Sophos Limited.

Sharon is currently VP, Commercial Finance at Sophos Limited having previously served with the organisation as Group Financial Controller. Sophos Limited is a Network security business providing software security to businesses globally. It has offices in 20 countries and annual revenues of approximately £250 million.

Sharon graduated from Southampton University with a degree in Accounting and German and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Tom Black, Executive Chairman, commented: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Sharon to the Board of Digital Barriers where I am sure she will become a valued member of the senior management team. Sharon’s finance experience in a global company naturally qualifies her for the job but it is her enthusiasm and ability to work in a dynamic, growing company such as ours that makes her an excellent fit with our existing senior team. I look forward to working with Sharon as we move the Group to the next phase of its development.

I would also like to thank Paul Bergin for his significant contribution to the Group as Interim Finance Director. Paul will leave the Group following an appropriate handover to Sharon in Q2 2014.”

About Digital Barriers

Digital Barriers provides advanced surveillance technologies to the international homeland security and defence markets, specialising in ‘edge-intelligent’ solutions that are designed for remote, hostile or complex operating environments. We work with governments, multinational corporations and system integrators in the defence, law enforcement, critical infrastructure, transportation and natural resources sectors. Our surveillance technologies have been successfully proven on some of the most demanding operational and environmental deployments around the world.

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