Esri UK Spearheads Growth with Senior Appointments

Aylesbury, February 15th, 2011 -  Esri UK, the country’s leading provider of geographic information systems (GIS) technology, has appointed three new General Managers to lead three of the company’s strategic business practices.

Stephen Leece becomes General Manager for the Local and Central Government practice. Stephen brings extensive senior level experience of working in the Government sector, having previously worked with Accenture on a number of significant Government projects. He has also worked with Swiss Post, QinetiQ, Raytheon and LexisNexis International.

Peter Mingins becomes General Manager for the Utilities and Telecoms practice, an area of highly anticipated growth for GIS and Esri UK. Peter started his career in GIS and cartography with Intergraph, Lancaster University and HP Consulting. He joins Esri UK from HCL Technologies where he was responsible for GIS propositions and technologies for utilities across Europe.

The third senior appointment sees Amanda Turner join Esri UK as General Manager for the Commercial practice. Amanda’s previous role as Strategy Director for QinetiQ saw her deliver a revolutionary solution for Clark’s Shoes involving the 3D measurement of children’s feet. Amanda also worked with the CBI on a major study of innovation in industry and has previous experience of working in the oil industry, in both the UK and US.

"All three candidates bring exceptional commercial and domain specific experience to Esri UK, which will further strengthen our ability to meet the specific needs of our customers in these core markets," commented Richard Waite, Managing Director of Esri UK. "Esri’s powerful GIS solutions are more relevant than ever - for all organisations, be they governmental or private sector - and I am confident these three appointments will help drive the adoption of GIS into a new era of growth."

Richard confirmed that Esri UK is looking to appoint a fourth General Manager for its Defence, National Security and Public Safety practice.

About Esri UK

Esri UK is the leading provider of geographic information system (GIS) technology, helping businesses become more profitable and public service more efficient through a better understanding and analysis of location-based information. Esri UK offers an extensive range of GIS technology and professional services and is the only company in the UK providing a complete and entirely integrated GIS solution.

Esri UK has been providing GIS solutions for over 20 years to a wide range of markets including Central & Local Government, Commercial, Defence & National Security, Education, Public Safety, Utilities & Telecommunications, as well as catering for system integrators and application developers through the Esri Developer Network.

Customers include Birmingham City Council, Defra, the Environment Agency, Metropolitan Police Service, Ministry of Defence, Ordnance Survey, RSA Group, Scottish Power and The Crown Estate.

Esri UK is part of the Esri global business network with more than 300,000 customers in 150 countries worldwide. Esri technology runs on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, providing the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis.

Esri UK helps organisations to think and plan geographically in order to make better decisions, keep communities safe and create a more sustainable world. It’s what we call Visionary Thinking.
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