CIPHR, a leading UK provider of SaaS people management solutions, has appointed Ray Berry to its senior management team and the group’s Board of directors as chief financial officer (CFO), with immediate effect.
Berry will help support CIPHR’s ongoing growth strategy and the group’s continued investment in its business, technology, and people.
He brings over two decades of extensive experience in finance. Most recently serving as CFO and director at Adare International, a private equity-backed outsourced marketing provider, where he was responsible for all financial, commercial, and legal matters in the business, as well as managing all external stakeholder relationships. Before that, he held senior financial positions within a variety of different service sectors and international businesses, including Mood Media and Transcom, among others.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Birmingham.
Ray Berry succeeds Graeme Scott, who will be leaving CIPHR in the coming months after nearly five years as CFO. Scott will remain with CIPHR for a handover period to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.
Chris Berry, CEO of CIPHR (no relation), says: “We are delighted that Ray has agreed to join us. He is an internationally experienced CFO, having been responsible for the financial performance of businesses across the globe. He will be a tremendous asset to the company.
“We are immensely grateful for the contribution that Graeme has made to the growth and success of CIPHR during this time and wish him the very best of luck with his future ventures.”
Ray Berry, incoming CFO at CIPHR, adds: “I’m very much looking forward to getting started at CIPHR and working with the team to help the business continue its fast-paced growth.
“It’s a very exciting time to join CIPHR. The group has a proven track record of delivering exceptional products and services – helping its customers to manage the entire employee lifecycle even more effectively. CIPHR’s ambitious growth plans ensure it will continue to strengthen its position as a leader in the cloud-based HCM market, both organically and through strategic M&A.”
CIPHR is a specialist provider of SaaS HR, learning, payroll and recruitment software through its HCM platform, CIPHR Connect. More than 600 organisations use CIPHR’s solutions globally across the public, private and non-profit sectors, with customers including Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Booktrust, British Museum, Cera Care, Claire’s Accessories UK, Crisis UK, Devon Doctors, Envision Virgin Racing, HH Associates (HH Global), Information Commissioner’s Office, Met Office, Pro:Direct Sport, Sport England, The Royal Society of Medicine, The University of Buckingham, Volkswagen Group UK and Willerby.
For more information, please visit www.ciphr.com.