Synectics Solutions Announce Board Restructure for Strategic Growth

Synectics Solutions today has announced the restructuring of its Board of Directors following the decision to appoint Carol Shanahan as the Chair of the company, supported by Kate Beardmore as Vice-Chair, and to promote Richard Wood to the post of Chief Executive Officer.

As part of the restructure, former Chairman Kevin Shanahan has been appointed as President of the organisation, allowing him to maintain an active role in helping to shape the future of Synectics Solutions, across all business areas, but take a step back from operational duties. All other Board of Director positions remain unchanged.

Carol’s transition to chair of the company will enable her to continue in her role as the company’s leading representative, to take the chair at the Board meetings, provide leadership to the board and take responsibility for the board’s composition and development.

Kate Beardmore has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the company, providing vital support in the leadership of the Board and engaging them in assessing and improving their performance. She will continue her executive Director role for People and Client Success, maintaining accountability for the provision of services to Synectics Solutions’ UK, European & North American clients.

Synectics Solutions’ new CEO, Rich Wood, will direct and control the company’s operations and give guidance and direction to the board to ensure that the company achieves its ambitious growth objectives. Rich has been on the Board of Directors at Synectics’ in his positions as Operations Director and most recently, Business Development Director, where he was responsible for the sales, product and marketing functions of the business.

Commenting on the board re-structure, Carol said: “I am thrilled to be taking on the leading role with the Board of Directors. I look forward to working closely with Rich, Kate and the Board of Directors to continue delivering value for our customers, partners and our wider local community.

Rich brings with him many years of experience to the position of Chief Executive Officer and is the perfect person to lead the company forward in an exciting time as we continue to grow the business.”

Richard said: “I am delighted to have been given this opportunity to lead the company forward in the role as Chief Executive Officer as we continue to drive the business forward to meet our ambitious growth targets.”


About Synectics Solutions

Synectics Solutions is a pioneering data solutions and software development firm which has been providing cutting-edge software products to clients across the finance, insurance, automotive, public sector, and private sectors for over 27 years. The company is focused on fighting crime and protecting organisations against fraud and financial crime. For more information visit

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