Creditsafe is delighted to announce the appointment of three new senior hires to its global management team. Russ Kirby joins as Chief Information Security Officer, Carys Hughes as Chief Financial Officer and Dr Alexandra Neus as Head of Legal.
Russ joins Creditsafe from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he spent nearly eight years in information and security compliance roles, most recently as Global Head and Director, Information Security Directorate. At Creditsafe, Russ will have responsibility for all aspects of information security by enhancing cyber risk management, intelligence and response across the business. In addition, Russ will play a leading role in shaping and delivering Creditsafe’s global security architecture and IT strategy.
Carys’ promotion to Chief Financial Officer follows a six-year career with the business, since joining Creditsafe in 2011. With responsibility for the strategic financial development and direction of Creditsafe Group globally, Carys will manage a team across Europe..
Alexandra joins Creditsafe with over 20 years’ experience in corporate law. Most recently, Alexandra held the position of Vice President & Senior Counsel at American Express, where she was responsible for the legal framework for corporate payments across different business lines. As Head of Legal at Creditsafe, Alexandra will act as lead counsel on all regulatory corporate guidance for both the business and customers.
The three hires follow the appointment of Gertjan Kaart to Creditsafe’s global management team in late 2016, where he joined as Group Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director for Creditsafe Netherlands.
Commenting on the appointments, Creditsafe Group CEO Cato Syversen, said:
“Having experienced and talented leaders within our business is essential for us to maintain our proven track record for global business intelligence.
“Individually and collectively within our global management team, Russ, Carys and Alexandra will support how we continue adapt to both customer need and the changing economic environment.”