Appointment of Non-Executive Director

Nov 21, 2019

21st November 2019 - Oxford Metrics plc (LSE: OMG) the international software company servicing government, life sciences, entertainment and engineering markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Naomi Wendy Climer CBE as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee with immediate effect, replacing Jonathon Reeve who will be retiring from the Board on 31st January 2020.

Naomi Climer has had a successful executive career in broadcast, media and the communications technology sectors. Her career began at the BBC as an engineer responsible for the long-term technology strategy and operations of the television, radio and internet news services. Moving to ITV Digital she became Director of Technical Operations, which saw her cover all aspects of technical operations from broadcasting, through to billing, encryption and subscription management.

She then joined Sony, where she spent 12 years, firstly as Director of Professional Services before becoming Vice President of Professional Solutions for Europe, transitioning the company from products to solutions and services. Naomi then moved to California as President of Sony Media Cloud Services, a start-up subsidiary that is now part of Sony’s mainstream professional offering.

Naomi is currently a Non-Executive Board Member at Sony UK Technology Centre, a Non-Executive Director at Focusrite plc, Chair at the International Broadcasting Convention Council (an advisory body), Trustee and Vice President at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Co-chair at the Institute for the Future of Work and a Member of the Science and Technology Awards Committee.

Commenting on the appointment Roger Parry, Chairman of Oxford Metrics, said:

"I am delighted to welcome Naomi to the Oxford Metrics Board and we look forward to working with her to further grow the business. With substantial executive experience in broadcast, media and the communications technology sector as well as a track record in engineering and developing SaaS offerings, Naomi brings relevant experiences pertinent to our business and direction of travel. These experiences will be invaluable to Oxford Metrics as we continue to execute our strategic plan to amplify the core.”

Commenting on her appointment Naomi Climer, said:
“This is an exciting time to be joining Oxford Metrics. Each of my interests has a technology orientation of some kind and I hope to use my experience to help further develop the Group’s SaaS model as it expands internationally.”

In accordance with paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules, Naomi Wendy Climer, aged 54, holds or has held in the past 5 years the following directorships and partnerships:

Current  Previous
Focusrite plc (Non-Executive Director) National Film and Television School (Governor) 
Sony UK Technology Centre (Non-Executive Director)  The Institution of Engineering and Technology (President)
Royal Academy of Engineering (Trustee and Vice President) IEE Conventions Limited

Institute for the Future of Work (Co-chair)  

Board Composition

As of 21st November 2019 the composition of the Oxford Metrics plc Board will be as follows:

Non-Executive Directors:

Roger Parry  Non-Executive Chairman                
Adrian C Carey Non-Executive Director
  Audit Committee Chair
Naomi Climer  Non-Executive Director
  Remuneration Committee Chair
David Quantrell  Non-Executive Director
Jonathon Reeve Non-Executive Director (retiring 31st January 2020)

Executive Directors:

Nick Bolton Chief Executive Officer                                                
David Deacon Chief Financial Officer
Cathy Robertson Group Executive Director                                         

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