This is a very exciting time for Becrypt and I am looking forward to be a part of it
London, UK, 24 July, 2012 - Becrypt, a leading supplier of cyber security solutions to the public sector and private industry, has appointed Stephen Bellamy as Chairman. Steve joined Becrypt in 2009 as a non-executive director and replaces Barney Quinn who has stepped down to focus on other projects. Steve has a wealth of experience in both executive and non-executive roles in high growth IT companies and is ideally placed to help steer Becrypt during its next phase of development and growth.
Becrypt supplies a range of award winning, innovative cyber security products designed to protect sensitive information throughout an organisation, on the desktop, at the end point and when in transit or being shared with trusted third parties. Becrypt’s products are approved by CESG for use with all levels of Government data, right up to Impact Level 6 (TOP SECRET). Becrypt also supplies a range of more flexible solutions suitable for commercial organisations. The Group intends to continue its expansion into the US market, and into the more security conscious commercial sectors in the UK where Becrypt’s government approved heritage and experience is highly sought.
Steve has over 25 years’ experience in both managing and investing in high growth businesses. He is currently a Non-executive Director of Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc, a UK quoted global medical technology company and CEO of Accretion Capital LLP, a specialist European technology fund management business launched to capitalise on emerging technology opportunities in Europe. He has had a number of other Chairman, Non-executive and advisory roles, mostly in the technology industry. Steve has also held a number of executive roles in his career, including Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director for Sherwood International plc (a UK listed global technology business focused on the Insurance industry and UK Central Government). Prior to joining Sherwood, Steve was a UK Investment Director of Brierley Investments, a global investor in undervalued quoted companies, and before that worked at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) in New Zealand and New York. He trained as a Chartered Accountant in New Zealand.
Steve Bellamy said; “As a non-executive director of Becrypt for several years, I have first-hand experience of Becrypt’s flexible and innovative approach to providing clients with security solutions to the highest levels of quality. I am very much looking forward to becoming more involved, as we continue to expand in the UK, Europe and the US and into new commercial market segments. This is a very exciting time for Becrypt and I am looking forward to be a part of it.”
Bernard Parsons, CEO of Becrypt commented; “We are delighted that Steve has agreed to become our Chairman. Becrypt has a long track record of developing innovative solutions that are certified for government, MOD and public sector use. As cyber crime continues to escalate we are now starting to see demand for similar solutions in the commercial sector, particularly in banking and financial services, pharmaceutical and utilities that tend to be more security conscious. Steve has the experience to advise and guide us as we continue our growth into these new market sectors, as well as our continued growth in the US, UK and Europe.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
Becrypt is a leading supplier of innovative Information Assurance solutions and services, providing secure, feature-rich, out-of-the-box products that are government-certified and suitable for all industry sectors. Becrypt is a leading supplier of encryption technology to the UK Government, Ministry of Defence and UK Police.
Becrypt plays a leading role in the Information Assurance industry through membership and participation in various bodies including CIPCOG, DIPCOG and the Crypto Developers Forum.
Through technology and OEM partnerships Becrypt enables third-party solutions with encryption and other data security capabilities.
Becrypt has offices in London, UK; McLean, VA, USA; and Sydney, Australia serving clients worldwide.
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