Board Changes

Intercede Group PLC
20 June 2023

Intercede Group plc


("Intercede" or the "Company")


Board Changes


Intercede, a cybersecurity software company specialising in digital identities, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Linwood as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.


Mr. Linwood has over 40 years' experience in the technology sector, gained delivering large scale technology led transformation projects in public, private and government organisations. Mr. Linwood has held management positions in multiple global organisations including Yahoo, the Ministry of Defence, BBC and Microsoft, where he spearheaded the creation and growth of MSN. Mr. Linwood sits on several boards, including the National Grid Energy System Operator and Brooks Macdonald Group plc. Mr. Linwood was also a member of the Board of a UK Government Agency for 6 years and currently is an adviser to another Government Agency, in addition to his role with the Ministry of Defence. Previously, he held advisory and board level roles at Petroleum Edge Ltd, DRS Data and Research Services plc, Brunel University, Star Alliance Airline Group and he also founded three software development startups.


The Company also announces that Chuck Pol and Rob Chandhok, Non-Executive Directors of the Company, will step down from the Board in due course following an orderly transition of responsibilities.


Commenting, Royston Hoggarth, Chairman said:


"We are delighted to welcome John to the Intercede Board. His background in technology and his extensive experience working with government and defence organisations in the UK and across the world will bring great benefit to the Company as we deliver on our future growth plans.


I would like to put on record the Board's thanks to Chuck Pol and Rob Chandhok for their support to the company over the last decade. Chuck stepped in at a difficult time for the business as Chair and led the Board, culminating in the strong position we are now enjoying. Rob has provided the technology leadership to the Board, as well as a lens on West Coast developments. On behalf of everyone at Intercede, we wish them well for the future."




Intercede Group plc

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Corporate Finance

Tim Redfern/Charlotte Sutcliffe



About Intercede

Intercede is a cybersecurity software company specialising in digital identities, and its innovative solutions enable organisations to protect themselves against the number one cause of data breach: compromised user credentials.


The Intercede suite of products allows customers to choose the level of security that best fits their needs, from Secure Registration and ID Verification to Password Security Management, One-Time Passwords, FIDO and PKI. Uniquely, Intercede provides the entire set of authentication options from Passwords to PKI, supporting customers on their journey to passwordless and stronger authentication environments. In addition to developing and supporting Intercede software, the Group offers professional services and custom development capabilities as well as managing the world's largest password breach database.


For over 20 years, global customers in government, aerospace and defence, financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, cloud services and information technology have trusted Intercede solutions and expertise in protecting their mission critical data and systems at the highest level of assurance.


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Regulatory disclosures




Full name:



John Frederick Linwood





Shareholding in the Company:




Current directorships and/or partnerships:

Historic directorships and/or partnerships (within the last five years):



Brooks Macdonald Group plc


National Grid Electricity System Operator Limited


Seymour Grange (Thames Ditton) Management Company Limited


Seraphina 22 Limited



There is no further information to be disclosed in relation to the director appointment pursuant to Rule 17 and Schedule 2, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.


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