17 July 2012
CSR plc ("CSR" or "the Company") today announces that Mr Chris Stone has been appointed a non-executive director of the Company to take immediate effect.
Mr Stone served as Chief Executive Officer of Northgate Information Solutions plc (now Northgate Information Solutions Holdings Limited), ('Northgate') from October 1999 until December 2011, and was responsible for creating a market leader in providing specialist software, outsourcing and information technology (IT) services to the human resources, local government, education and public safety markets across five continents with revenues of over £800 million and employing over 10,000 people. Following the acquisition of Northgate in 2007 by private equity firm KKR for £1 billion, when Northgate de-listed, Mr Stone remained as CEO until December 2011. Prior to his role at Northgate, Mr Stone held senior positions with Accenture, Digital Equipment Corporation UK and EDS.
Ron Mackintosh, Chairman of CSR said "I am delighted to be welcoming Chris to CSR.
He has extensive experience as a chief executive in growing a business with world leading positions in dynamic technology sectors. Chris's capabilities and experience will further strengthen and diversify our Board".