Wood Group M&A expert joins Craneware board

Edinburgh-based Craneware, a software firm that specializes in US healthcare, said on Monday it appointed David Kemp and Alistair Erskine to its board as independent non-executive directors.

Craneware said Kemp, chief financial officer (CFO) at Aberdeen-based global engineering and oil services giant Wood plc, has “significant” merger and acquisition expertise.

“David, who has extensive UK public company experience, will join the board on 1 March 2020,” said Craneware.

“David is currently CFO of the FTSE 250 listed business, John Wood Group plc, the global projects, operations and consulting business, a position he has held since 2015.

“He has held a number of CFO and non-executive director positions over the course of his career and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.”

Erskine has held a number of senior positions within the US healthcare sector and will join the board with immediate effect.

He is currently chief digital health officer of Partners HealthCare, a US not-for-profit healthcare system.

“He (Erskine) has held academic and governmental roles, including lecturing at Harvard Medical School and a board member of the Health Information Technology Standards Committee of the Virginia General Assembly.

“He holds an MBA from MIT with specialism in business analytics and artificial intelligence.”

Craneware chairman Will Whitehorn said: We are delighted to welcome two such experienced individuals to the board of Craneware as independent non-executive directors.

“Alastair’s experience both in the clinical and digital operations of US healthcare providers will bring new insights to help guide the evolution of our cloud-based platform, Trisus, while David adds strong UK plc board experience as well as significant merger and acquisition expertise.

“We look forward to working with them both to fulfil our vision of bringing value to the US healthcare market.”

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