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Harold de Neef joins Civica to lead Group cloud strategy

Civica, a market leader in business-critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services, has further strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Harold de Neef as Group Director, Cloud.

Harold de Neef joins Civica from SAP, where he was most recently Global Head of Strategy, Cloud ERP working on accelerating the transformation of its ERP suites to the cloud. His appointment comes as Civica further emphasises its focus on delivering business-critical software applications and digital solutions in the cloud. He will spearhead the Group’s strategic cloud programme in response to increasing customer momentum in its markets.

Civica already provides cloud software and services for more than 700 organisations, helping customers move to a modern, flexible platform and accelerate their digital transformation. With an expanded portfolio of specialist software and services, the company is supporting customers as they continue to migrate to the cloud while maximising their investment in digital technology and automation. 

Harold de Neef has more than 20 years’ experience in the technology sector. Prior to holding leadership positions at SAP, he spent seven years with professional and business information provider LexisNexis, driving its transformation to a customer-centric online solution provider, as well as consulting experience with Bain & Company and PwC. 

Wayne Story, Civica Group CEO commented: “I am delighted to welcome Harold to the Civica Group. His extensive knowledge and experience of enterprise software and in business transformation complements our existing leadership team both to support the future strategic development of the Group and to help our customers transform the way they work.”

Harold de Neef added: “I am very pleased to join Civica at an exciting time. It is clear that a cloud-enabled approach is already the preferred model for many of Civica’s products, and customers are increasingly adopting these as they seek the agility and efficiency these services have to offer. I am very much looking forward to helping drive this transformation alongside a very talented leadership team, as we further develop Civica’s cloud-centric focus across our business globally.”