Cambridge, UK: Cyan Holdings plc (AIM:CYAN.L), the integrated system and software design company delivering mesh-based flexible wireless solutions for utility metering and lighting control, has announced that it is appointing Harry Berry as a new non-executive director.
Harry is best known in the UK for his work on technology and business innovation as a leader, speaker and investor. In 2000, he was appointed head of BT’s corporate technology incubator, Brightstar which created over 20 companies using BT patents at Adastral Park, near Ipswich. Harry has given presentations on Innovation in the Houses of Commons and Lords and founded the Eastern Enterprise Hub, a social enterprise organisation focussed on promoting business growth in East Anglia.
Harry Berry commented: “I am delighted to join the Cyan Board and am looking forward to helping the company to succeed in such an exciting space. I think the company has compelling technology, which meets the right price point for the large growth markets such as India, China and Brazil.”
Harry is the senior UK partner at the US investor, New Venture Partners and has extensive experience of identifying and developing technology companies with growth potential. In previous roles, Harry has sat on boards in Europe, the US and on the board of a listed, Indian company with an international client base. This gives him an understanding of Indian culture, technology and companies which is directly relevant to Cyan’s Indian business and customers.
John Cronin, Executive Chairman, said: “I am delighted that Harry has joined the Cyan Board as Non-Executive Director. Harry is a real innovator and has substantial skills and experience in developing successful international companies and we look forward to working with him.”