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Active Risk (formerly Strategic Thought Group), developer and provider of award winning Enterprise Risk Management software, Active Risk Manager (ARM), is pleased to announce the appointment of Iain Johnston to the Board as a Non-executive Director, with effect from 21 December 2011.

Iain Johnston, aged 45, has held a number of non-executive positions as well as founding several businesses in the technology sector. He began his career with United Biscuits in the 1980s and has a strong Sales and Marketing background with experience of both the UK and the USA markets in a variety of roles at all levels.

Lynton Barker, Executive Chairman of Active Risk, commented, “We are delighted that Iain Johnston is joining the Active Risk Board. His wide ranging experience in the IT industry and strong Sales and Marketing skills will prove invaluable to support our growth strategy and business development activities. There is an increasing demand for Enterprise Risk Management software as businesses see how this can underpin their strategic decision making. Active Risk has the proven solution and the right team in place to support customers and to exploit the growing business opportunity. We welcome Iain to the Board.”

In addition to his role with Active Risk, Iain is also a Non-Executive Director of Internetq plc. He was Deputy Chairman of Alterian plc until October 2011, having co-founded the business in 1997 and was also CEO of the Loewy Group Ltd until the sale of the business in July 2011.

Active Risk Manager enables the identification, communication, analysis and mitigation of risks and opportunities within a single system to address enterprise-wide risk management (ERM), project risk and governance, risk and compliance (GRC) requirements. Organizations using ARM include the US Air Force, NASA, Rio Tinto, The Department of Homeland Security, London Underground and Airbus.

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About Active Risk

Active Risk (formerly Strategic Thought Group)* (AIM:ARI) addresses enterprise-wide risk management (ERM) and governance, risk and compliance (GRC) requirements with advanced software and services that can be implemented across organizations in all industry sectors.

Active Risk Manager (ARM) is recognized as having the most extensive range of ERM software capabilities available today. ARM enables the identification, communication, analysis and mitigation of risks and opportunities available in both quantitative and qualitative formats. It covers project and portfolio risk, supply chain risk management, business continuity, controls management, reputational risk, health and safety, incident management, governance, compliance risks and more.

Active Risk has main offices in the USA and UK and services customers worldwide directly and through a growing network of partners. Active Risk will open a new office in Australia in early 2012.

For further information and a detailed view of Active Risk's products and services visit or call +44 (0)1628 582500 (EMEA/Asia Pacific) or +1 703 673 9580 (Americas).

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