Baltimore Technologies announced that Peter W. L. Morgan, currently deputy chairman, has been appointed as non-Executive Chairman, succeeding Professor Henry J. Beker. Fran Rooney, CEO of Baltimore Technologies, commented: “Peter Morgan has been Deputy Chairman of Baltimore Technologies and senior non-executive director since December 1998 and a member of the Board since 1994. He brings considerable experience to the chairmanship of Baltimore Technologies. On behalf of the company, I wish to recognise Henry’s contribution as the founder of Zergo Holdings and for his leadership over the years.”
Henry Beker is leaving the Company to devote more time developing his interests in several new economy start-up companies, leading a major UK IT educational initiative as well as strengthening his academic links.
Peter W. L. Morgan is a former Chairman of SWALEC plc, NPI, Pace Micro Technology plc and KSCL Ltd. Currently he is a director of Oxford Instruments plc, Firth Holdings plc and AMP (UK) plc. He is also a member of the Council of Lloyd’s and a director of the Association of Lloyd’s Members. He is a former director of IBM (UK), IBM Europe, and is a former Director-General of The Institute of Directors.
Peter Morgan, Chairman of Baltimore Technologies plc, commented: “I am excited by the huge potential for Baltimore Technologies. Our achievements over the past few years have laid a strong foundation for the company to continue to expand as a global force in high-technology.”
Henry Beker founded Zergo Holdings Ltd in November 1988. He was its Chairman and CEO and lead Zergo to its full London listing in July 1998. Following the merger with Baltimore Technologies in 1999, Zergo changed its name to Baltimore Technologies and Fran Rooney was appointed as CEO whilst Henry Beker continued as non-executive Chairman.
This announcement follows the recent appointment of two new non-executive members of the board of directors. John P. Cunningham is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Citrix Systems, Inc and George W. Powlick is Managing Director of Doughty Hanson & Co.
About Baltimore Technologies
Baltimore Technologies develops, markets and manages security products and services to enable companies to develop trusted, secure systems for e-business, the Internet and mobile commerce. Its products include a wide range of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) products and services, wireless e-security solutions, cryptographic tool-kits, security applications and hardware cryptographic devices. Baltimore’s global team of professionals offers a wide variety of consulting, training and deployment support to its customers worldwide. Baltimore Technologies markets and sells its solutions directly and through the TrustedWorld(TM) Channel program. TrustedWorld includes many of the world’s leading technology companies and a wide variety of global, regional and local business alliance partners.
Baltimore Technologies employs over 730 people worldwide and operates from over 28 cities with headquarters in Dublin, Ireland; London, UK; Boston, USA and Sydney, Australia. Baltimore Technologies plc is a public company with dual listings on NASDAQ (BALT) and the London Stock Exchange (BLM).
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