Sage announces Steve Hare as new finance chief

Business management software provider Sage has announced today the appointment of Steve Hare as its new chief financial officer (CFO), with effect from 3 January 2014. (Release)

Hare will replace Paul Harrison, who stepped down in August. Most recently, Hare was operating partner at Apax Partners and, before joining Apax in 2009, he accumulated over 10 years' experience as CFO for three listed UK companies, included Invensys.

Guy Berruyer, chief executive, said: "Steve brings considerable finance and business expertise developed with global companies, augmented by operational experience gained with private equity. This appointment further strengthens our executive team and he will play a key role in driving forward our strategy and realising our growth ambitions."