– UK, Oxford – Sophos today announced the appointment of Paul Walker to its board of directors as a non-executive member. Walker brings more than 30 years of technology and senior leadership experience to the board of Sophos, having served for 16 years as chief executive officer of Sage Group plc., a leader in business solutions for small and medium businesses.
Welcoming Walker to Sophos, Steve Munford, non-executive chairman for the Sophos board of directors commented, “I am delighted that Paul has joined the board of Sophos. Paul has outstanding leadership experience and brings a rich understanding of how to build and manage leading global technology businesses. His deep sector expertise in software and Web services will contribute greatly to the Group, and I very much look forward to working with him.”
Walker has extensive board experience, having previously served on the boards of Diageo plc., My Travel Group plc., and Ernst & Young. Walker currently serves as non-executive chairman of Perform Group Ltd. and as non-executive chairman of Halma plc. He also serves as a non-executive director for WANdisco plc. and Experian plc.
Paul Walker added, “Sophos is one of the leading global security software companies, and a fantastic UK success story. I have been very impressed to see how the business has grown to address the increasing security threats to enterprises of all sizes. I am very pleased to accept this role and I look forward to working with the executive team and the board to help the company as it continues to grow and expand.”
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