Bytes Technology Group announces Ross Paterson and Anna Vikström Persson to join its Board as Independent Directors

– UK, Leatherhead –  Bytes Technology Group plc (LON: BYIT / JSE: BYI), one of the UK’s leading software, security, and cloud services specialists, today announced the appointments of Ross Paterson and Anna Vikström Persson to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Directors effective from 1 June 2024. The company also confirmed the appointment of Sam Mudd as CEO with immediate effect.

“We are delighted to welcome Ross and Anna to the BTG Board. They each bring a wealth of highly valuable experience that will complement and enhance the existing expertise within the Board. I wish to extend our appreciation to Erika for assuming the role of Interim Chair of the Audit Committee, as she continues in this position until the end of the month.” said Board Chair, Patrick De Smedt.

About Sam Mudd

Sam Mudd brings over 20 years’ experience in leadership positions, has served on the BTG Board as an Executive Director since July 2023, and was appointed interim CEO in February 2024.

For the past ten years, Sam Mudd has been Managing Director of Phoenix Software Limited, acquired by BTG in 2017, where she has overseen an extended period of strong organic growth which has contributed materially to BTG’s success. She joined Phoenix in November 2003, having previously held senior roles at WordPerfect, Novell Inc., and Trustmarque Solutions.

Sam Mudd said: “I am very excited to be appointed as BTG’s new CEO. What has become even clearer in the past few months is the strength of our relationships with customers and the depth of our vendor partnerships. All of this is underpinned by the quality of our people, who I truly believe are some of the best in the industry. It’s an honour to lead them and the wider Company in its next chapter.”

About Ross Paterson

Ross Paterson will be Chair of the Audit Committee with effect from 1 June 2024. He will also join BTG’s Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Ross Paterson is a qualified Chartered Accountant and brings extensive listed company Board experience as a CFO and Non-Executive Director. He spent more than 23 years at Stagecoach Group Limited in senior executive finance positions, including 10 years as CFO.

Ross Paterson is currently a Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, and member of the Remuneration, Sustainability, and Nomination Committees at FTSE100 The Unite Group plc, as well as being a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair Designate at AIM-listed technology business, Tracsis plc.

About Anna Vikström Persson

Anna Vikström Persson will join the BTG Audit, Nomination, and Remuneration Committees.

Anna Vikström Persson was previously CHRO for Pearson plc and EVP and Head of Human Resources at Sandvik AB and SSAB AB. She also held senior Human Resources roles at Ericsson Group and was an Independent Non-Executive Director at Knowit AB.

Anna Vikström Persson holds a Master in Law as well as professional HR qualifications from both London Business School and Michigan Business School. She currently serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Videndum plc.

Anna Vikström Persson will bring significant experience to the Board to strengthen its strategic oversight of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


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