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Fujitsu prepares for sustained growth with key changes across the Executive Team

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

London, April 11, 2014
Fujitsu today announced several appointments to its UK & Ireland Executive Team. The changes come as Fujitsu prepares for growth, which will be driven from a new structure in the UK & Ireland, promoting increased collaboration amongst business units as it seeks to take advantage of growing globalisation in the ICT market.

The moves, effective from April 1st, see Helen Lamb, Nigel Shaw, Catherine Rowe, Steven Cox, Tim Gibson and Simon Carter given new positions on the Executive Team for the UK & Ireland; all will report to Duncan Tait, Head of Fujitsu UK & Ireland. The new positions for Lamb and Rowe see the merging of separate business units as part of Fujitsu’s growth plans for the UK & Ireland, ensuring the customer remains at the centre of its offering.

Helen Lamb has been appointed Executive Director for Managed Infrastructure Services (MIS). This move sees Lamb transition from her current role, where she successfully led the Business & Application Services division for over two years.

Nigel Shaw has been appointed as Executive Director for Business & Application Services. He has previously held senior Fujitsu roles in the Hosting, Networks & Security (HNS) and Public Sector divisions, and has an extensive background in the consulting and software services business before joining Fujitsu.

Catherine Rowe, currently Chief Operating Officer for FTEL, will take on a new role as the Executive Director for Network & Telecoms. Rowe, who brings with her significant experience across a number of senior roles at COO and CEO level, will be responsible for leading the merging of Fujitsu’s network business with FTEL (Fujitsu Telecommunications) and for driving growth in the combined unit.

Meanwhile, Steven Cox has been announced as Executive Director for the Public Sector. Cox has been leading some of Fujitsu’s largest customer accounts such as HMRC over the past few years. This appointment will allow Cox to enhance the shape and strategy of the company’s substantial Public Sector business.

In addition, Tim Gibson, Executive Director, Defence & National Security (D&NS) has been appointed to the UK & Ireland Executive Team. This promotion is in recognition of the importance of Defence and National Security business for Fujitsu in the coming financial year.

Simon Carter will continue to lead marketing activity in the UK & Ireland, in a position that is now elevated to the Executive Team, in recognition of the role that Marketing will play in Fujitsu’s approach to the market moving forward.  In this position, he will report jointly to Claus-Peter Unterberger, Vice Group Head, Global Marketing Group, Fujitsu; and the Head of Fujitsu UK & Ireland, Duncan Tait, as part of Fujitsu’s global matrix structure.

Duncan Tait, Head of Fujitsu UK & Ireland, added: “The UK & Ireland is a core market for Fujitsu and as such we are dedicated to ensuring its growth is sustained over the coming financial year. These new appointments reflect both the achievements of the individuals in their time at Fujitsu, as well as a recognition of the continuing evolution of the global ICT market, and our intent to be at the forefront of that change.”

Supporting Quotes

Catherine Rowe, Executive Director for Network & Telecoms, Fujitsu UK & Ireland: “The merging of the network business with FTEL is an exciting one for Fujitsu, allowing us to build on our telecoms heritage and complement it with the deep domain knowledge we have in the network space; a formidable combination. Over the coming year we expect to see strong growth in the sector, bolstered by our ability to be agile and respond quickly to our clients’ needs as we support their business growth. I am delighted to lead this transition.”

Helen Lamb, Executive Director for Managed Services, Fujitsu UK & Ireland who originally joined Fujitsu as a graduate said: “Leading the Managed Infrastructure Services (MIS) business within Fujitsu UK, which incorporates end user support services and hosting, presents a fantastic opportunity for us to offer integrated services that lead the market in mobility and enterprise enablement. Our business focus is supporting our Client’s to achieve their business outcomes – helping them empower their employees, underpin great service provision to their customers, and truly enable their enterprise to maximise its effectiveness in a way that’s secure and agile.”

Nigel Shaw, Executive Director for Business & Application Services, Fujitsu UK & Ireland said: “BAS is already a high growth business for Fujitsu and we have ambitious plans for the future. I am honoured to be asked to lead a very talented group of people who have delivered so strongly to our existing customers and I am keen that we build on this success: offering both industry focused innovation and world class delivery”.

Steven Cox, Executive Director for Public Sector, Fujitsu UK & Ireland: “Fujitsu has a substantial presence delivering mission critical services to our Public Sector clients. Central Government, Local and Devolved Government and Transport clients benefit from the full breadth and depth of capability that an organisation the size of Fujitsu has – enabling them to keep our country running. We are right now delivering “next generation” services that will enable government to digitise services and continue to drive savings and innovation. I am delighted to take on this new role and I look forward to further strengthening our offerings in the sector.”

Tim Gibson, Executive Director, Defence & National Security (D&NS), Fujitsu UK & Ireland: “I am thrilled with this promotion to the UK & Ireland leadership team. This move reflects the importance of Defence and National Security as a key sector for Fujitsu – one that we expect to grow substantially in the coming financial year.”

Simon Carter, Marketing Director, Fujitsu UK & Ireland: “I believe strongly that the Marketing function plays an essential part of any business strategy and I am delighted to be asked to join Fujitsu’s senior team at this time. I am fortunate to be part of a high performing team – in the UK and Ireland, as well as globally – and I believe that their expertise will help me and the UK & Ireland Executive Team be even more successful in the months and years to come. Fujitsu has performed strongly over the past couple of years, and we have a solid plan in place to grow much further, and I relish the role that I will play in that success.”

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see:

About Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Fujitsu UK & Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing over 10,100 people with an annual revenue of £1.6 billion. Additionally, Fujitsu’s other operations in the UK bring its total employee numbers to over 14,000 and its total revenues to £1.8 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see:

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Date: 11 April, 2014
City: London


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