May’15 – Amberlight today announces several high-level changes to its board and senior management team.
Renier Botha is appointed as Chief Executive Officer, while co-founder Mark Milton is taking on the role of Chief Innovation Officer.
They take up their positions with immediate effect.
Renier joins the team from Regus PLC where he was Global Head of Systems and Head of Professional Services. Renier is an accomplished leader, with a track record of working with high-growth software companies across multiple market verticals. He brings a great mix of leadership, inspiration, operational experience, technical breadth, and passion for customer care. He will be responsible for working with the team to deliver against the company strategy.
Mark Milton, the company Chairman, moves from interim MD to take a permanent executive role as Chief Innovation Officer where he will lead the innovation process. His role will be to identify strategies, business opportunities and new technologies and develop new capabilities and architectures with partners and new business models to serve those opportunities.
Renier Botha said: “As a technologist at heart, I am excited to see so many new opportunities and I am deeply honoured to have this opportunity to lead the Amberlight team during this important time of transformation.
“Amberlight has a long history in experience design, creating needed services that people love to use. We are well positioned to tap into the continuous opportunities in technology innovation and have a unique opportunity to help shape the future of our clients.
“Amberlight has a deep experience in product design, connecting end users with products. We are well positioned to tap into the continuous opportunities in technology innovation.
“By concentrating on innovation and growth initiatives we are planning to expand on the strong foundation we have built over the past fifteen years.
“We will also continue to develop industry-leading user experience research, design and product development expertise that drives our client technologies and products across a diverse set of markets to secure sustainable and profitable growth.
“I look forward to work with the newly appointed leadership and every member of the Amberlight team.”
Mark Milton said: “I am proud to welcome such an experienced industry professional as Renier to lead the company as CEO. He will be building on the strengths of the company and working with our clients to shape the future of the business.”
“I’m excited to be able to focus on the area in which I can make the most significant contribution.
“Working with Renier means that I can focus exclusively on our future and with help ensure that the business is agile in responding to the needs of a developing market.”