For release 25 September 2023

Altia announces new Chief Financial Officer

Altia has, today, announced the official appointment of Lauren Patterson as its new Chief Financial Officer.

With a strong background in commercial leadership and a passion for integrating people and technology, Lauren brings considerable expertise to Altia. Over the past decade she has held the position of CFO within the software and technology industry, specialising in business strategy, leadership, business performance management, risk management, IT management and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Rob Sinclair, CEO Altia, said:

“I’m delighted that Lauren is taking on the role of CFO at Altia, her extensive experience and proven track record will be invaluable as we continue to drive Altia’s success. Lauren shares our commitment to excellence and will play a crucial role in guiding our financial strategy and driving our long-term growth.

I would also like to extend my gratitude to Andy Peet for his commitment, leadership and significant accomplishments during his tenure at Altia, and wish him all the best in the future.”

Lauren, CFO Altia, added:

“I am honoured to join Altia as Chief Financial Officer, and look forward to contributing to its continued success. I am excited about the opportunities ahead, and am committed to working collaboratively across the business, to ensure that Altia remains well-positioned for sustainable growth.”


Editor’s notes:

About Altia

Altia develops specialist investigation software for government departments, law enforcement agencies and private sector businesses in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and several other countries. Altia’s investigation solutions include digital casefile and business workflow management software, toolkits to analyse data in financial investigations as well as enterprise application software for covert operations.

Altia is led by CEO Rob Sinclair, who led a management buyout (MBO) in November 2020, alongside NorthEdge.

About NorthEdge

NorthEdge is a lower mid-market private equity firm headquartered in the North, owned, and built by its senior team, supported by a global blue chip investor base. They have £900m AUM across four regionally focused funds.

Headquartered in Manchester, with offices in Leeds and Birmingham, the NorthEdge team has a 25-year track record of investing in businesses with ambitious management teams and significant growth potential.

NorthEdge looks to invest in like-minded businesses and management teams who have real ambition and the potential to shape global markets. They back management teams, in the Technology, Healthcare, Business Services and Specialised Industrials sectors, who recognise the value of having an experienced business partner alongside them, supporting them to build a better business.

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