Justin Mercer has been appointed as new CEO for tech business, Jade Software. Jade Software helps its clients accelerate growth using technology as an enabler and has around 280 staff, based across the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The company designs, builds and supports world-class enterprise solutions, enables customers to maximise the value from their core systems and to create engaging digital experiences for their clients.
What does Mercer bring to his new role at Jade Software?
Mercer has been interim CEO since the departure of Charlotte Walshe in February. He has been with Jade for over 10 years, and his former role at Jade was Director of Customer.
Prior to becoming Director of Customer, Mercer was GM for Jade Australia and has spent 11 years with Jade working with clients and partners. Jade customers include respected brands like Zurich, TAL, Monmouthshire Building Society, DB Cargo, InvestNow and Fexco Pacific.
“I am delighted to become Jade’s next CEO. Charlotte has provided a strong foundation for the next stage of our evolution and I am looking forward to working with our people, partners and customers to deliver further innovation and value,” Mercer commented.
What does the appointment mean for Jade Software?
Jade Chairperson Sue Suckling says that Mercer’s appointment was endorsed by the board and is effective immediately. “Justin has played a big part in Jade’s digital transformation journey and has been a strong voice of the customer, ensuring we are fully focused on innovation and delivering cost-effective solutions. This, coupled with a strong commercial focus and acumen, means we are confident Justin is the right person for this role,” Sue said.
Jade also has a strong presence in regulated environments through its anti-money laundering solution, Jade ThirdEye. Jade Software is fully owned by United Kingdom-based Skipton Group. This includes Skipton Building Society, Skipton International, Skipton Business Finance, Connells Group and Jade, which combined delivered a £298.8 million profit in 2022.