IP technology leader CPA Global today announces that Paul Woolf has joined the business as Group CFO and Chief Operating Officer.
Paul Woolf will join the Board and become a member of CPA Global’s Executive Committee (ExCo), with global responsibility for Finance, Legal, Commercial and the Regional Businesses in the US, EMEA, APAC and ANZ.
Prior to joining CPA Global, he held the position of CFO at Mitie Group plc. He brings broad leadership experience in both privately-owned and listed businesses, including previously acting as CEO at Virgin Active Health Clubs, CFO/COO at Birds Eye Iglo, CFO at The Automobile Association, and various finance and operational roles at Dell Computers.
Paul Woolf’s appointment closely follows the completion of the integration of MDC and the ipan/Delegate businesses into the CPA Global group. To leverage these newly-extended capabilities and deliver the next phase of its five-year plan to bring about Frictionless IP, the group has been organised into two core divisions - Software and Services.
Simon Webster, Group Chief Executive Officer at CPA Global, said: “Last year we celebrated our 50th anniversary as a business and, as we look ahead, CPA Global is ideally positioned to author the future of the IP industry, empowering our customers as the world’s largest provider of IP software and services. Paul will play an important role in helping us to deliver our vision and we look forward to welcoming him to the CPA Global family.”
Paul Woolf, Group CFO and Chief Operating Officer at CPA Global, added: “CPA Global has gone through a transformative period of growth and reorganisation, now with 3,000 people serving over 12,000 clients, and a very bright future ahead. Intellectual Property is central to successful innovation and invention and it’s inspiring to become part of a company which is at the forefront of helping power the ideas, and professionals, that are critical in shaping the future across the global economy.”
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