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cloudBuy Announces New Executive Team Appointments

cloudBuy, Europe’s leading transactional cloud platform, has announced the recruitment of a new global executive team to leverage its business and technical expertise to accelerate the global expansion of the company.

Russell Darling, Global Solution Director Government and Shared Services

Russell previously headed up shared services for Bristol City Council delivering millions of pounds of savings using the cloudBuy platform. He led the standards work stream for the Government National E.Procurement Programme (NEPP) from its commencement and built up invaluable experience of how purchasing and procurement operates across the public sector.

Nilesh Gopali, Global Solution Director Private Sector and Banking

Nilesh has significant experience in the banking and supply chain sectors having held senior roles at Metro Bank, the Post Office, RBS, Barclays Bank, TFL and DHL. At Metro Bank, he helped create the UK’s first new high street bank in 150 years; working from initial concept to launch, he specified, designed, purchased and created the new bank's IT systems.

Sharlene Jobson, Global Solution Director Education and Integration

Sharlene brings a wealth of experience in Business and Operations Improvement and Management. She has successfully led major complex technology and systems integration business improvement programmes for public and private sector organisations, such as the UK Borders Agency, the NHS, Norwich City Council, the MoD, AEAT and BT. More recently she headed up the ground breaking GeM.ac.uk project delivered by cloudBuy and a business unit identifying, analysing and delivering efficiencies to the education sector utilising SOA (Service Orientated Architecture) technologies.

Chris Hope, Global Solution Director Health and Business Intelligence

Chris has defined and delivered business intelligence solutions in the public and private sectors for over 20 years. He has extensive experience with the NHS having worked with NHS SBS, NHS NE, NHS London Procurement Partnership, NHS Midlands and NHS Purchasing and Supplies Agency. This is complemented by extensive business intelligence work for private sector customers such as NTL, Homebase, Chase Manhattan, SmithKline Beecham, Prudential, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Boots.

Ronald Duncan, Chairman, cloudBuy, said:

"We focused on recruiting a great team who understand both our business and market leading solution. Each has hit the ground running and we are confident they have the understanding, experience and market knowledge to accelerate the global roll out of our cloud services."

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