Today’s City Moves includes Foundry, Callsign and Saga.
Foundry, which develops creative software for the digital design, media and entertainment industries, has appointed Jody Madden as chief executive officer (CEO). She joined Foundry in 2013 and has held positions as chief operating officer and most recently, chief customer officer and chief product officer. Prior to joining Foundry, Jody spent more than a decade in technology management and studio leadership roles at Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm, and Digital Domain after graduating from Stanford University. Jody said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on the CEO role at this unique time in our company’s history. Over the years I have worked at Foundry, I have seen the amazing things the talented people in our business can do, and I continue to be inspired by the images created by our customers.” The former CEO, Craig Rodgerson, added: “Jody is well equipped to lead Foundry’s ongoing strategic direction from her roles within the business already.” Simon Robinson, co-founder and chief scientist, added: “Jody is well known for her collaborative leadership style and this has been crucial in enabling our engineering, product and research teams to achieve results for our customers and build the foundation for the future.”
Callsign, a London-based company at the forefront of the identity, authentication and authorisation revolution, has announced the appointment of Ian Cruxton as the inaugural chief security officer (CSO). Ian moves from his position as director of international operations at the National Crime Agency (NCA). As Callsign continues to expand its customer base, particularly in the financial services sector, Ian has been brought in to support both the security of the business and its clients. During his time at the NCA, Ian was director of the organised crime command, briefing the Home Secretary on the changing nature of threat and the operational response. For the past two years Ian led the NCA’s international operations.
Saga, the UK specialist in products and services for life after 50, has announced the appointment of Jane Storm as chief people officer with effect from 1 October. Jane has 25 years’ experience in human resources and is currently chief people officer at Connect Group, the UK specialist distributor operating in newspaper and magazine wholesaling. Her experience includes advising businesses on becoming more customer centric and digital in their operational focus and outlook. She spent 19 years at Tesco, joining in 1998 and rising to group HR director – capability. Lance Batchelor, chief executive, said: “Her extensive human resources experience will be invaluable at this pivotal moment in our business.”
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