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Appointment of Non-Executive Director

Crossword Cybersecurity Plc (NEX: CCS), the technology commercialisation company focusing exclusively on the cyber security sector, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ruth Anderson as a Non-Executive Director. Ruth’s appointment will be effective from 1st February, 2018.

Ruth has over 15 years’ of experience in the fields of security, intelligence, cybercrime and risk management. She brings to the Board extensive experience across defence and law enforcement sectors and within financial services, developing and implementing cyber risk governance frameworks.

Ruth is currently Head of IT and Cyber Risk at Lloyds Banking Group. She was previously a director of Cyber in the Financial Services Department of KPMG. She served as the Head of Specialist Operational Support and also as the Head of Intelligence at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, where she delivered the first ever strategic threat assessment on child abuse in the online environment. Prior to this, Ruth served in intelligence and security in the British Army.

Ruth read Arabic and Modern Middle Eastern Studies at Oxford University and is a keen linguist, speaking Arabic, French and German.

Tom Ilube, Crossword CEO, said:

“Crossword is delighted to appoint a director with Ruth’s invaluable experience. Ruth’s direct experience of working with major end user corporations will significantly enhance Crossword’s appreciation of the cyber security challenges facing global organisations”.

Ruth Anderson said:

“There is a wealth of world class cyber security research emerging from British universities. Crossword’s role in helping universities commercialise this intellectual property is very important and I am looking forward to helping Crossword achieve its full potential”.

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Further information, please contact:

Tom Ilube CEO, Crossword Cybersecurity

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8973 2350


NEX Corporate Advisor

Nick Michaels and Jon Isaacs, Alfred Henry Corporate Finance Limited

Tel: +44 (0)203 772 0021

NEX Corporate Broker

Claire Louise Noyce – CEO, Hybridan LLP

Tel: +44 (0)203 764 2341


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