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Neal was most recently Chief Executive Officer at Wood Mackenzie, a leading research, analytics and consultancy business to the global energy, chemicals, metals, and mining industry.

Joining on 6 February 2023, Neal brings extensive experience in leading and growing private equity-backed companies, including expertise in developing strategy, scaling, and driving digitalisation with large enterprise customers.

Neal succeeds Donal Smith, who after eight years at the helm of the Pirum board as Chair, will continue to work closely with the business as a member of the board and a strategic advisor.

Phil Morgan, Chief Executive Officer at Pirum commented: “This is fantastic news for us at Pirum and we are delighted that Neal is joining the business. He brings significant experience in scaling businesses as we continue to grow across multiple products and geographies. I would like to thank Donal for steering Pirum so adeptly as a Chair through a period of significant growth and evolution. I am excited for the next stage of Pirum’s journey, utilising the expertise and support of our expanded board.”

Neal Anderson, Chair at Pirum, added: “Pirum is an exceptional company with a powerful vision and a long-term track record of growth and product innovation for its clients. I am excited to work with the board and Pirum’s team of experts to accelerate the global growth of the business.”

Julian Masters, Managing Partner at Bowmark Capital said: “I am delighted to welcome Neal Anderson as the new Chair of Pirum’s board, which reinforces our commitment to support the company’s management team in capitalising on the many exciting growth opportunities ahead. We are also grateful to Donal Smith for his invaluable contribution to Pirum since 2015 and look forward to continuing to benefit from his deep industry expertise and strategic guidance in his new role.”