Commify, the team behind a global portfolio of business messaging brands, today announces the appointment of Tom Boucher as Chairman.

Tom’s most recent role was as an Operating Partner at Hg, working with several Hg portfolio companies, and is a proven industry leader. Tom is currently a Non-executive director at Commify and was previously the interim Commify CEO. Prior to this, Tom served as CFO for a number of private equity backed businesses including Sequel Business Solutions, The University of Law and Data Explorers.

Carla Cico, the current Commify Chairman, will step down from the Board. Carla has led the successful formation of the Commify group, following investment by Hg into Mobyt and Esendex in 2017, the merger of the two market leading messaging companies and the subsequent rapid growth of Commify, including multiple follow on acquisitions. Carla has overseen the creation and transformation of Commify into one of Europe’s largest business messaging groups and will remain a shareholder of the group.

Tom Boucher commented “I would like to thank Carla for the incredible job she has done in building Commify into a true market leading global messaging business. Carla has steered the group successfully, achieving many notable milestones during her tenure. Carla has helped ensure Commify is positioned to capture the next wave of opportunities from the acceleration in digital transformation. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Richard Hanscott, CEO of Commify and the whole Commify team, to build on the success achieved to date”.

Carla Cico commented “I wish Tom success in his new role, and look forward to the next successful chapter in the Commify story. I have been delighted to share the growth and development of the group with a special team of committed people, and I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to Commify’s transformation”.

Richard Hanscott, CEO of Commify, commented “Carla has achieved so much during her role as Chair of the board. On behalf of the whole Commify team, I would like to thank Carla for her contribution in building Commify into a champion of global business messaging. I look forward to working with Tom and the board to drive future growth at Commify”.