Imogen Moorhouse has taken over as CEO of Oxford Metrics plc.

After 18 years in the role, Nick Bolton has departed the smart sensing software company to lead national mapping agency Ordnance Survey as chief executive.

Oxford Metrics develops software that enables the interface between the real world and its virtual twin. Its smart sensing software helps over 10,000 customers in more than 70 countries, including all of the world’s top 10 games companies and all of the top 20 universities worldwide. 

Founded in 1984, it started out in healthcare, expanded into entertainment – winning an OSCAR and an Emmy – then moved into defence and engineering. The group trades through its Vicon division, a world leader in motion measurement analysis to thousands of customers worldwide, including Guy’s Hospital, Industrial Light & Magic, MIT and NASA.

Moorhouse was made CEO of Vicon in 2012 and has spent a total of 22 years within it, growing the business both organically and through acquisition to over 170 people today.

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Following the disposal of Yotta in 2022, Moorhouse has been CEO of the entirety of Oxford Metrics’ trading operations. The company says she has been integral to the development and implementation of the group’s current five-year strategic growth plan.

“Following a thorough and orderly transition process, the board is delighted to welcome Imogen into her new and broader role at Oxford Metrics,” said chair Roger Parry. 

“With a 22-year tenure at Vicon, the last 11 years as Vicon CEO, we are very fortunate to have a natural successor. 

“Imogen has been integral to strategic initiatives and growth to date, and we look forward to supporting her as she leads and scales the business towards its five-year plan for growth.”

Since 2001, Oxford Metrics has been a quoted company listed on London’s junior AIM market. The group is headquartered in Oxford with offices in California, Colorado and Auckland. 

Moorhouse commented: “I am delighted to formally take up the position as CEO of Oxford Metrics which is on an exciting growth trajectory and continues to push the boundaries of innovation. 

“I look forward to working closely with the board and the broader teams to drive further momentum in capturing the expanding market opportunity in smart sensing.”

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