nCipher, a provider of solutions for protecting critical enterprise data, has announced the appointment of Geoffrey Finlay as chief executive officer, and as a director of nCipher, with effect from December 3, 2007.
Geoffrey, 54, brings to nCipher more than 25 years experience within the enterprise software industry. He was Chief Executive Officer at Kewill Systems plc until 2001, having previously been Managing Director of JDA Software, Intersolv and Data 3 Systems. Since leaving Kewill, he has served as chairman on the boards of several technology companies, including Cachelogic and Udex, primarily leading them on their strategies and business development, and is the founder and non-executive chairman of Biobanc Group (formerly Life4ce), a life sciences services company.
nCipher’s co-founder Alex van Someren will step down as chief executive officer on December 3, 2007, a position he has held for more than 11 years. He has agreed to remain on the Board for the remainder of the year and to provide advice and support for Geoffrey Finlay through 2008.