Softcat announces Mayank Prakash and Jacqui Ferguson to join its Board as Independent Directors

– UK, Marlow –  Softcat plc (LON: SCT), a leading UK provider of IT infrastructure technology and services, today announced the appointments of Mayank Prakash and Jacqui Ferguson to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Directors, respectively from 1 September 2023 and from 1 January 2024.

“We are delighted to welcome Mayank and Jacqui to our Board. Mayank has in-depth experience and has delivered on substantial technology projects. He is an experienced digital transformation leader. Jacqui’s senior roles at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Electronic Data Systems, companies which Softcat knows well, will re-enforce industry knowledge on the Board. Both Mayank and Jacqui are excellent fits and additions to the Board. We look forward to their valuable contributions as we continue to push ahead and deliver further growth.” said Board Chair, Graeme Watt.

Mayank and Jacqui will also join the Audit, Remuneration, Nomination, and Sustainability committees.

About Mayank Prakash

Mayank brings significant experience to the Board of Softcat through his current and prior senior positions in a cross-section of industries and as a highly experienced senior executive across the areas of operations, technology, and digital information and transformations. He is currently the Group COO of Evelyn Partners Group Limited, having previously acted as its Group CTO. He is also currently a non-executive director of Uber in the UK. Previous senior executive positions include Chief Consumer Digital & Information Officer of Centrica plc, Managing Director, Global Wealth & Investment Management Technology of Morgan Stanley, Chief Digital & Information Officer of DWP, and the UK Chief Information Officer of Sage Group plc.

About Jacqui Ferguson

Jacqui Ferguson offers a wealth of knowledge in the large-scale, growth-oriented business-to-business technology environment. She has built significant experience in non-executive roles in various industry sectors and has extensive executive familiarity with Softcat’s business ecosystem. Her current non-executive appointments include Croda International Plc as Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee, Tesco Bank as Chair, and John Wood Group PLC where she is chair of the Remuneration Committee. Jacqui previously held several significant executive roles at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, including SVP and MD. Before Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Jacqui held executive roles at Electronic Data Systems, including Director of EMEA Strategic Business Planning.


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