Appointment of Non-Executive Director

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Oxford Metrics PLC
21 November 2019

21 November 2019

Oxford Metrics plc


("Oxford Metrics", the "Company" or the "Group")


Appointment of Non-Executive Director



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:



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


For further information please contact:




Oxford Metrics plc         

+44 (0) 1865 261860

Nick Bolton, CEO / David Deacon, CFO




FTI Consulting  

+44 (0) 20 3727 1000

Matt Dixon / Emma Hall / Jamille Smith

N+1 Singer (NOMAD to Oxford Metrics)              

+44 (0) 20 7496 3000

Shaun Dobson / George Tzimas


Tom Salvesen (Corporate Broking)




About Oxford Metrics


Oxford Metrics develops and markets analytics software for motion measurement and infrastructure asset management to clients in over 70 countries worldwide. Our list of clients across the globe is as diverse as the markets we operate in; we help highways authorities manage and maintain their road networks, hospitals and clinicians decide therapeutic strategies and Hollywood studios create stunning visual effects. And the diversity of applications is growing all the time.


The Group operates through two division: Motion Measurement and Asset Management. Our two main operating brands are Vicon and Yotta. Vicon is the world's leader in high precision motion measurement analysis to thousands of customers worldwide, including Guy's Hospital, EA Sports, MIT and NASA and our software is used in an ever-expanding range of applications. Yotta provides cloud-based infrastructure asset management software to central and local government agencies and other infrastructure owners. Yotta has a large number of high profile clients including Highways England and Amey in the UK and VicRoads in Australia amongst others.


Founded in 1984 our Group is headquartered in Oxford with offices in Leamington Spa, Gloucester, California, Colorado, Singapore and Auckland. Since 2001, Oxford Metrics (LSE: OMG), has been a quoted company listed on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange.


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