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CPA Global Appoints Alasdair Marnoch as Chief Financial Officer

Thursday, December 12, 2013

CPA Global, the world's leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, has appointed Alasdair Marnoch as Chief Financial Officer.

Marnoch is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee for the UK Post Office - roles that he took on when the Post Office was formally split from the Royal Mail Group in April 2012.

He joins CPA Global from Iris Software Group, one of the UK’s leading accountancy and payroll software companies, where he was Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, Marnoch was Group Finance Director with Xafinity Group, the UK’s leading specialists in pensions and employee benefits. When the company was acquired by private equity firm Advent International in 2010 to merge with administration and payments solutions provider Equiniti, Marnoch was appointed Group Finance Director of the combined Equiniti business.

Marnoch, who has also held senior financial roles with Jarvis plc, Dunlop Slazenger Group (DSG), and Thames Water plc, will be a member of CPA Global’s Board of Directors and Executive Management Committee. He succeeds CPA Global’s current Chief Financial Officer, Bill Fagan, who is retiring at the end of December.

Commenting on the appointment, CPA Global Chief Executive Officer Peter Sewell said: “We are delighted to appoint Alasdair Marnoch as our new Chief Financial Officer. Alasdair has many years of experience working in senior financial roles with both publically listed and private companies, playing a key role at Board level in supporting business growth. He has also been involved in private equity sales and mergers and acquisitions, creating substantial value for the companies concerned.”

Added Marnoch: “I’m delighted to be joining CPA Global at this time of exciting growth for the Company and the industry. As an established market leader with a successful business strategy and strong financial position, CPA Global is well placed to take advantage of the growing demand internationally for innovative IP software and high quality IP management and legal support services.”

About CPA Global

CPA Global is the world's leading intellectual property (IP) management and IP software specialist, and an international provider of outsourced legal services. With offices across Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific, CPA Global supports many of the world’s best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services, helping them to manage risk, cost and capacity, and realize greater value for their businesses and IP assets.

CPA Global helps corporates and law firms in managing valuable IP Rights, such as patents, designs and trademarks, ensuring that IP portfolios are protected, maintained and regularly reviewed in order to maximize value. Working closely with its clients, CPA Global ensures they have the best information on which to base IP decisions, and the best support in terms of helping implement those decisions. Services include patent portfolio optimization; patent research and analytics; patent and trademark renewals; as well as other IP support services such as docketing, trademark watching and domains management. In IP software, CPA Global offers four market-leading IP management software solutions (FoundationIP, Inprotech, Ipendo, and Memotech) tailored towards different types of clients and their specific needs; First To File, the market-leading electronic data management system for IP; as well as Discover, one of the world’s most advanced patent search platforms.

CPA Global is also a leading player in the outsourced legal services sector, providing high quality and cost-efficient legal support services such as transaction support, contract management, anti-bribery and compliance, and legal research through delivery centers in the US and India.

Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs more than 1,700 people, serving clients’ needs in 200 jurisdictions through its own offices and an extensive agent network. CPA Global’s diverse client list ranges from major global corporations, headquartered in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, to small and medium-sized enterprises and innovation start-ups; and from top international law firms to national and regional law and IP firms. For further information, please visit:

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