Fidessa Group announces Andy Skelton as upcoming CFO

– UK, London – Fidessa group plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Skelton as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 26th October 2015. Andy Skelton will replace Andy Malpass who, as announced in February 2014, will be retiring. Andy Malpass will step down as Chief Financial Officer on 26th October but remain an executive director until the announcement of the 2015 preliminary results in February 2016 so a well-managed handover can be effected.

Since July 2011, Andy Skelton has served as Deputy CFO at CSR plc, a global fabless semiconductor company which, until its recent acquisition by Qualcomm Incorporated, was listed on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Previously Andy was with Ericsson where he held a number of senior finance positions. Andy qualified as a chartered accountant in 1994.

Commenting on Andy’s appointment, John Hamer, Chairman of Fidessa, said: “Andy is a very high calibre individual with strong finance and commercial skills alongside substantial experience in the technology sector. Andy will be an exceptional addition to our management team and is ideally suited to help lead Fidessa in the next phase of its development.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andy Malpass for his outstanding contribution to Fidessa over the past 20 years. Andy has helped to lead Fidessa through a period of exceptional growth and development and the board is very grateful to Andy for his many years of dedicated service, and we all wish him well for the future.”

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