Misys plc, the global software and solutions company, today announces that it has appointed John Ormerod as a non-executive Director.
John will join the Misys Board and also take up the Chairmanship of the Audit Committee with effect from 1st October 2005.
John was Practice Senior Partner London at Deloitte until 2004, where he was a Member of the UK Board and the UK Executive Committee.
Prior to Deloittes, John had a 30 year career with Andersen UK, culminating as Regional Managing Partner UK & Ireland, where he had overall responsibility for the firm's strategy, performance, people and growth.
John is Chairman of the Audit Committee at Transport for London and also at Gemplus International, a company listed on NASDAQ and Euronext. John also serves on the Audit Committee of HBOS.
Commenting on the appointment, Misys Executive Chairman, Kevin Lomax, said: "We are delighted to welcome John to the Misys Board. He has enormous professional
services and financial experience gained from work with a range of major international organisations. Through his role as Chairman of the Audit Committee, the Company will benefit from John's background in corporate governance and audit."
John Ormerod, aged 56, joins non-executive Directors Tony Alexander, Sir Dominic Cadbury, George Farr, Al-Noor Ramjii and Dr Jürgen Zech on the Misys Board.