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DJ Crossword Cybersecurity Plc : Statement Re Appointment Of Finance Director

   Appointment of Finance Director 
   Crossword Cybersecurity Plc (NEX: CCS, "Crossword"), the technology 
commercialisation company focusing exclusively on the cyber security 
sector, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Michelle Dowd as 
Finance Director to help drive Crossword's next stage of growth. Mary 
takes up her appointment on 16(th) May, 2018 and it is expected that she 
will join Crossword's Board of Directors at the next Board meeting in 
June and there will be a further announcement in this respect. 
   Mary was most recently Chief Operating Officer for Europe, the Middle 
East and Africa and previously Chief Financial Officer at Cordium 
Consulting Group Limited ("Cordium"), a leading provider of governance, 
risk and compliance services with operations in London, Hong Kong, Malta, 
New York, Boston & San Francisco. She had previously been Financial 
Controller at Hedgestart Partners LLP which was acquired by Cordium, a 
private equity backed company. Mary was previously Finance Director of 
Oddbins Limited, the high street wine merchants with a turnover of 
GBP170m and 1,200 employees, and Thermocore Medical Limited, a start-up 
operation in the medical device field. 
   Mary has over 20 years' experience of working alongside business 
leaders. She has demonstrated a track record of managing finance teams 
to ensure timely delivery of financial information to all stakeholders, 
providing clear leadership, process improvement, and excellent 
communication. She also brings to Crossword extensive experience of 
working in acquisitive businesses and providing transactional support. 
   Mary's areas of expertise include global finance operations, strategic 
planning, team building and leadership, project management, accounting 
management, stakeholder engagement, optimising use of key performance 
indicators to drive business performance, data interrogation, budgeting 
and forecasting, profit and loss, negotiation, cash flow, risk 
management, continuous process improvement, bank relations and insurance 
   Mary graduated from University College Galway, Ireland and has a post 
graduate diploma in Business Studies from the same university. She 
became a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 
   Tom Ilube, Crossword CEO, said: 
   "Crossword is delighted to appoint a finance director with Mary's 
considerable experience. I was particularly drawn to Mary's direct 
experience of working for companies with international operations as I 
expect this to be important to Crossword's plans." 
   Mary Dowd said: 
   "I was attracted to Crossword because of its ambitious growth plans and 
incredibly strong leadership team. Crossword's role in helping 
universities commercialise its intellectual property is extremely 
relevant in the current market, and I am looking forward to helping 
Crossword achieve its full potential". 
   About Crossword 
   Crossword is a technology transfer company specialising in cyber 
   Crossword works with universities who undertake advanced cyber security 
research in order to take their research through productisation to 
   Further information, please contact: 
   Tom Ilube 
   CEO, Crossword Cybersecurity 
   Tel: +44 (0) 20 8973 2350 
   NEX Corporate Advisor 
   Nick Michaels and Jon Isaacs, Alfred Henry Corporate Finance Limited 
   Tel: +44 (0)203 772 0021 
   NEX Corporate Broker 
   Claire Louise Noyce - CEO, Hybridan LLP 
   Tel: +44 (0)203 764 2341 
   15(th) May 2018 
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contained therein. 
   Source: Crossword Cybersecurity Plc via Globenewswire 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

May 15, 2018 02:00 ET (06:00 GMT)