UK life and pensions software company Marlborough Stirling has appointed former Misys heavyweight Mike O'Leary as chief executive.
O'Leary, 51, served on the board of Misys between 1986 and 2000 during which time he held chief executive responsibility for its Financial Services Division (1990-1997) and US Healthcare Division (1998-2000).
Since leaving Misys he has worked with a number of private equity backed companies in the financial services software sector, including a brief period as head of Netik. Until December last year, the Worcester-based black country boy also acted as unpaid chief executive at first division football club West Bromwich Albion
He joins Marlborough Stirling in March, taking over from chairman Huw Evans who has been filling the CEO role since the departure of Graham Coxell last year.