Intoware has appointed John Higgs to its board as its latest non-executive director.

Effective from 1st May 2024, he will bring a wealth of experience and expertise gained from executive sales & marketing roles to the FactoryTech 50 star.

Higgs has a proven track record as a board member, advisor and investor from over 40 years of experience in the IT and software industry, during which he has started, built and scaled high-growth companies and established strategic partnerships globally. 

His core competencies include customer relationship management, strategic planning, business development and operating in senior leadership positions.

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Higgs has held prominent positions at – amongst others – Cisco, Riverbed, and most recently Realwear.

“John’s appointment is a significant milestone for us,” said CEO Keith Tilley. “His commitment to innovation and excellence resonates with our core values. We are eager to integrate his insights into our strategic discussions and are excited about the future prospects this collaboration holds.”

Nottingham-based workflow automation firm Intoware’s board also includes chairman Peter Chambers, non-exec director Greg Truman and CFO Lee Maughan.

“I am very pleased to join the dynamic team at Intoware,” said Higgs. “The company’s impressive growth trajectory and its impact on the workflow automation landscape are remarkable. 

“I look forward to contributing my expertise to further propel Intoware’s strategic initiatives and expansion.”

Higgs has also been involved in charitable work for nearly two decades with the Soi Dog Foundation, whose mission is to improve the welfare of dogs and cats in Asia, ending animal cruelty and creating a society without homeless animals. Last year it became the first organisation in history to surpass one million stray animals neutered and vaccinated.

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