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Fujitsu’s Tim Gibson elected chairman of Tech UK’s Defence and Security Board

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

London, November 24, 2015

Fujitsu has today announced that Tim Gibson, Executive Director, Defence and National Security, UK and Ireland, Fujitsu has been elected chairman of Tech UK’s Defence and Security board.

Comprised of senior representatives from strategically important companies in the UK’s defence and security industry, Tech UK’s Defence and Security Board has an active role in the UK's national security markets and policy areas.  The board focuses on addressing the strategic-level concerns that impact the defence and security IT sector.

During his role as chairman over the next two years, Gibson will be meeting regularly with Tech UK’s board members to lay out the strategic communications agendas with the MoD and government. Additionally, as an independent advisor, the board will be working with Mike Stone, Chief Digital and Information Officer, MoD, on the MoD’s IT strategy.

As SMEs face the challenge of going up against larger competitors in the defence market, a specific focus for the board will be supporting their growth in the sector. Working with the government, the Tech UK’s Defence and Security board aims to create a level playing field for all involved in defence and security by improving its SME members' understanding of how government policy and organisational changes will impact relevant markets.

Gibson commented “I am delighted to have been elected chairman by my fellow board members. The UK MoD is currently going through one of its most ambitious IT transformation programmes. It is a very dynamic time for the UK defence industry and I am excited to be involved at the heart of Tech UK’s efforts - forming the strategic plans for the next two years and seeing these come into effect to drive the UK’s defence and security industry forward.”

Gibson has been a member of Tech UK’s Defence and Security board for the past four years. He has held a wide range of board-level roles since joining International Computers Limited (ICL) in 1979, including the leadership of several major UK and international Business Units. Following Fujitsu’s acquisition of ICL, Gibson headed up the Company’s Offshore Development and Global Bids organisations, before being appointed Business Unit Director for Defence & National Security in 2011. Gibson joined the main board of Fujitsu UK & Ireland in April 2014. Gibson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Member of the Institute of Directors.

About Fujitsu Global

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 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 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu in the UK & Ireland

Fujitsu employs over 14,000 people in the UK & Ireland, with total revenues exceeding £1.8 billion. Offering an integrated product and service portfolio, we deliver consulting, applications, technology products, systems integration and managed services, including cloud-based solutions, for customers across both public and private sectors, including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer IT. For more information, please see http://uk.fujitsu.com.

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Date: 24 November, 2015
City: London

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