– UK, Newbury – Micro Focus International plc (LSE MCRO.L), the international software product group, announces the appointment of Amanda Brown as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 July 2016.
Mrs Brown has more than 20 years of international Human Resources experience across a variety of industries, managing organisations and leadership teams through periods of significant change. She is currently Group Human Resources Director at Hiscox Ltd, a FTSE 250 business and specialist insurer with offices in 14 countries. Prior to Hiscox, Mrs Brown held a number of Human Resources leadership roles at Whitbread plc from 1998-2006, including Group Compensation and Benefits Director and, most recently as Director of Organisation & Learning, leading a major restructuring initiative. Prior to her roles at Whitbread, Mrs Brown spent five years at PepsiCo, after starting her Human Resources career at Mars.
Having joined Hiscox Ltd in October 2006, Mrs Brown is responsible for Human Resources across the company, and is a member of the Hiscox Executive Committee.
Commenting on the appointment, Kevin Loosemore, Executive Chairman of Micro Focus International plc, said: “Amanda has an excellent track record as an effective and experienced HR leader across a range of industries at blue chip companies. Her experience is highly relevant as Micro Focus continues to grow and develop for the future. I am delighted to welcome Amanda to the Board.”
About Micro Focus
Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L) is a global enterprise software Company supporting the technology needs and challenges of the Global 2000. Our solutions help organizations leverage existing IT investments, enterprise applications and emerging technologies to address complex, rapidly evolving business requirements while protecting corporate information at all times. Our Product Portfolios are Micro Focus and SUSE. Within Micro Focus our solution portfolios are COBOL Development and Mainframe Solutions, Host Connectivity, Identity and Access Security, IT Development and Operations Management Tools, and Collaboration and Networking.
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