Halma plc, the FTSE 100 global group of life-saving technology companies, has appointed Catherine Michel as its first Chief Technology Officer.
In this newly created role, Catherine will have global responsibility for the group’s data and IT strategy with a focus on enabling Halma companies to become more data-driven both operationally and in the solutions that they provide to customers. Catherine will report into Halma’s CEO Andrew Williams and be a member of Halma’s Executive Board. She will be based in Amersham, UK.
Prior to joining Halma, Catherine was Chief Technology Officer and Chief Strategy Officer at Sigma Systems – the global leader in catalog-driven software solutions for communications, media and high-tech companies. Catherine had responsibility for Sigma System’s product portfolio, technology strategy and product delivery.
Catherine has received several industry awards and recognitions, including being named one of the ‘50 Women to Watch’ in the telecoms industry by GTB 2017; receiving the ‘Woman in Telecoms Award’ at the World Communications Awards 2018; and most recently being awarded ‘CTO of the Year’ by TM Forum 2018. Catherine also serves as Trustee for Skylarks (formerly Me Too & Co), and she was an Executive Committee Member of TM Forum and an Advisory Board Member at UK5G