Ideagen has appointed Emma Hayes as its new CFO.

She will replace Graeme Spenceley, who is retiring at the start of July, at the Nottinghamshire-based supplier of integrated risk management software.

Hayes is currently group finance director, capital delivery and commercial, at Severn Trent PLC.

She also spent 10 years with Deloitte LLP as a corporate finance director where she led origination and execution of a wide range of M&A transactions.

Spenceley will serve in a part-time company secretary role following his retirement.

Ideagen CEO Ben Dorks said: “Firstly, the board would like thank Graeme for his outstanding commitment to Ideagen.

“His insight, acumen and support over the past 10 years has been invaluable and it has been a great pleasure to work alongside him.

“The board is delighted to welcome Emma to the group who brings with her a deep understanding of both financial structures and processes and M&A.

“We will benefit hugely from Emma’s experience and ability as Ideagen continues to execute its global growth strategy.”