Digital & IT

Published: July 12, 2020 | Updated: July 13, 2020

Duncan joins global software and technology firm Spyrosoft as its Chief Operating Officer

Duncan Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, Spyrosoft.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Technology leader Duncan Johnson has joined the UK arm of global software and technology firm Spyrosoft as its Chief Operating Officer.

He will be based at the company’s UK headquarters in Ferndown.

Duncan has more than 25 years’ experience at the forefront of technology leadership, most recently as the Chief Information Officer with the £700m turnover multi-brand ICS Group.

Now he has teamed up for the second time with Spyrosoft CEO Andrew Radcliffe – the two of them started their careers at GPT Telecoms in Poole in the mid-1990s as a system administrator and software developer.

“Having already agreed my exit from ICS Group, a chance meeting with Andrew Radcliffe 25 years after we last worked together led to the exciting opportunity for me to join Spyrosoft,” said Duncan.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to be right at the start of the company’s expansion and growth into the UK based on its strong foundations in Poland, across Europe and the US.”

Duncan’s previous experience in technology and digital covers multiple organisations and sectors.

He was technology and digital consultant at Turnbull and Asser in retail, a technology programme and project manager for Portigon in Financial Services and held senior technology and infrastructure roles at WestLB & Credit Suisse in investment banking.

Duncan, who lives in Ringwood, will be based at the Spyrosoft UK headquarters in Ferndown.

Andrew Radcliffe, pictured left, co-founded the company, which is headquartered in Wroclaw in Poland, in 2016 after leaving his job as Head of Development at Ordnance Survey in Southampton.

In 2016 Spyrosoft had 15 employees working from one location in Poland.

Today there are 500 employees based in offices across Poland, the UK, Croatia, Germany and the United States.

In 2019 Spyrosoft’s revenue grew by 124 percent to €16.6m and earlier this year it was floated on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, as reported on Dorset Biz News.

Duncan added: “My two key focuses in my professional life are delivery and partnership.

“If I can help clients and partners achieve success through world-class delivery this will lead to a positive outcome for everyone and a successful partnership.

“I cannot wait to meet our existing clients, engage new clients and discuss improving the services we already provide.

“I believe we’re in a great position to add value in all areas of technology and digital.

“I’ve enjoyed the challenges ICS afforded me and hope they will stand me in good stead as we take Spyrosoft forward.”

Spyrosoft CEO Andrew Radcliffe said: “I am delighted to welcome Duncan to the growing Spyrosoft UK team.

“He brings an enormous amount of experience in technology, operations and logistics leadership for huge organisations and that will benefit our growth and development.

“We have ambitious plans for growth in the UK and the knowledge, experience, energy and enthusiasm that Duncan brings will significantly help to underpin those ambitions.”