Richard Parris had led the company for over 20 years since he founded it, but two weeks ago Intercede revealed he was ceasing his roles as chairman and chief executive with immediate effect and taking up a seat on the board as a non-executive director instead.
Following a swift search process, Klaas van der Leest has been appointed as Parris’ successor.
van der Leest has worked for a number of large and small, quoted and privately-owned companies in both market-leading and turnaround situations and has “proven expertise” in growing sales at home and abroad, Intercede said.
Chuck Pol, who was recently made non-executive chairman following Parris’ departure, said: “We are delighted to secure Klaas as Intercede's new chief executive.
“He has an outstanding track record in driving sales, service delivery and operations across Cloud, SaaS, Managed Services, IT Services and Software Businesses.”
Shares rose 1.5% in early deals on Wednesday morning to 27.4p.