Sage MD steps down after seven months

Newcastle tech firm Sage’s executive vice president for Northern Europe Jacqueline de Rojas is stepping down from her position at the end of the week.

Ms de Rojas was appointed to lead the software giant’s Northern Europe operations in July 2016, with over 25 years experience in the industry, and the most influential woman in the UK’s tech industry.

Following Ms de Rojas’s exit from the company, Alan Laing will act as interim managing director for Northern Europe UK and Ireland. He previously ran the firm’s global Partners and Alliances programme.

Confirming Ms de Rojas’s exit a spokeswoman from Sage said: “Jacqueline de Rojas has decided to leave the business. We are grateful for her efforts leading our UKI business and wish her all the best.

It read: “Please join me in wishing Jacquline de Rojas all the best and supporting Alan in this new interim role.

“With Q2 drawing to a close, we need everyone entirely focused on customers, so Alan and Jacqueline de Rojas are working together to ensure there is no disruption to those of you on the front line, working hard to serve customers and deliver a great first half to the year.”

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