Sage Group appoints new chief financial officer

Software giant Sage Group has confirmed the appointment of Steve Hare as its new chief financial officer

Sage HQ at Newcastle Great Park
Sage HQ at Newcastle Great Park

Software giant Sage Group has confirmed the appointment of Steve Hare as its new chief financial officer.

Hare joins the firm, headquartered in Great Park, Newcastle, with effect from January 3 2014. He replaces Paul Harrison, who left his post in August to become chief finance officer of WANdisco plc. Hare has significant financial and operating experience as a chief financial officer, most recently as operating partner at Apax Partners, where he is co-head of the portfolio support group. Before joining Apax in 2009, he accumulated more than 10 years’ experience with three listed UK companies.

Guy Berruyer, Sage chief executive, said: “Steve brings considerable finance and business expertise developed with global companies, augmented by operational experience gained with private equity.

“This appointment further strengthens our executive team and he will play a key role in driving forward our strategy and realising our growth ambitions.”

Hare added: “Sage is an excellent business with a proven business model and a strong track record of creating value for shareholders. This is a great time to be joining Sage as it builds on these successes .”

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