Digital Catapult, the UK authority on advanced digital technology, has appointed David Bletso as its new chief financial officer.

Bletso has previously worked at the interim CFO of Vue Entertainment and UNICEF, and as global CFO of brand experience agency, 2Heads.

Bletso has been tasked to help Digital Catapult’s ongoing growth and lead the organisation’s financial strategy and operations.

He said: “I’m excited to be part of helping Digital Catapult navigate its next stage of development. The organisation has been charting the changing course of advanced technologies for over a decade and with our shift in focus to application areas around supply chains, digital infrastructure, and virtualisation, I’m looking forward to continuing our growth journey in the coming years.”

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Jeremy Silver, CEO, Digital Catapult added: “I am thrilled to welcome David Bletso to our team. David’s proven track record of success in both public and private sectors make him the ideal candidate to lead our financial strategy and operations.

“I’m confident that David will make a great contribution to Digital Catapult’s continued growth and success. My deepest thanks to Noeline Sanders who has spent the last 10 years guiding Digital Catapult through a period of incredible success, growing our team over the years to more than 200 people and securing a 61 per cent increase in commercial and CR&D income in the last financial year.”

Bletso takes over the role with immediate effect and will be primarily based in London.

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