Foundry, the software developer behind products including NUKE, has appointed Craig Rodgerson as its new chief executive. He joins Foundry from software and services provider Capita, where he was CEO of Capita IT Services.


He replaces Alex Mahon who is to become Channel 4’s chief exec. Mahon has “transitioned” to the position of non-executive Deputy Chairman and will “continue to play a role in the strategic direction of the business.” 


In his previous role as CEO of Capita Digital Software and Services, Rodgerson grew the division to an annual revenue of £525m and generating over a quarter of the Group’s underlying operating profit in 2016.


Rodgerson said: “Foundry is an exceptional software company, creating unrivalled products in the VFX industry and it’s an honour to be joining the team. The business has a clear strategy and I’m excited to be working with senior management to help grow and deliver on this.


“I have spent the majority of my career building and delivering complex software solutions to a global network of clients, so I’m looking forward to leading the business as it continues its successful growth plans in such a rapidly evolving and innovative industry.”


Mahonsaid: “Craig has unparalleled experience within the software industry, and is therefore the perfect candidate to lead the business. On behalf of the board, I would like to welcome Craig to Foundry and look forward to seeing him put his vast expertise into practise at this key time of growth for the business.”


Staff Reporter

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