UK – Charteris has appointed Stephen Vaughan as non-executive chairman with effect from today (29 July). Vaughan has over 30 years of experience in the technology sector. He spent 14 years with EDS Ltd, formerly SD-Scicon plc, during which time he was employed in a number of senior executive roles.
Subsequently, he was CEO of Synstar plc from 2001 to 2005, until the acquisition of the business by Hewlett Packard.
He was CEO of Communisis plc from 2006 until 2010, during which time he launched a new strategy which gave rise to a significant turnaround in that company’s performance.
More recently, he has been advising private equity firms and start-ups on strategy and market trends, and established businesses on management structure and development.
He succeeds Cliff Preddy as chairman. Preddy has been working with the Board on plans for his retirement and it has now been agreed that he will leave the board on 2 August.
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