England out of IRIS – old news, no shock, no drama
We've been receiving reports over the weekend of supposed fresh upheavals at IRIS resulting in the departure of David England. Sorry guys but there's nothing to see, no shocks, no drama and certainly no blood on the boardroom floor, so move along please. In fact technically this is not even news as David England's departure was actually announced by IRIS Group chief executive Martin Leuw back on the 12th September. This is the wording of the announcement…
“Shortly after the merger with CS Group was announced, David England let me know in strictest confidence, that he wanted to resign from his current position, ideally once the first 100 day integration period was complete.
“As many of you will be aware, David has held senior positions within the business over the past two years, most notably as Chief Operating Officer of Computer Software Group Plc. I'd like to thank David personally for the energetic support and professionalism he has shown to me and the team during the merger and on behalf of us all within the Group wish him every success for the future. David will be stepping down from his current role on 30th September and will then be available for a period of handover.
“On the 1st October, Ian Ashby, (who will be joining us in mid-September to start the handover from David), will become the new MD of Not for Profit & Major Business Solutions, taking over responsibility for all those areas currently covered by David England.”