Calnex Solutions plc appoints WiTT director Helen Kelisky as NED

From Calnex:

Calnex Solutions plc (AIM: CLX), a leading provider of test and measurement solutions for the global telecommunications sector, is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Kelisky as Non-Executive Director of the Company, with immediate effect.

Helen Kelisky brings over 30 years’ of technology sales leadership experience and a track record of driving top line growth, leading national and international businesses. Helen is currently Managing Director of Google Cloud in the UK and Ireland, responsible for leading its sales strategy and go-to-market sales operations. Previous roles include Board member and Vice President of cloud sales at Salesforce UKI, and Vice President of Cloud at IBM, where she spearheaded the $1 billion+ business for cloud services and software Sales and Delivery.

Helen has been recognised as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in UK Tech, one of the top 50 UK Sales Leaders and currently sits on the Board of Women in Telecommunications and Technology, a non-profit networking group focused on education and enhancing women’s careers.

Following 13 years on the Board, Ann Budge has informed the Board that she will be retiring as a Non-executive Director with effect from 28 February 2023. Ann was an early-stage investor in Calnex and was pivotal in bringing the Discovery Investment Fund syndicate as investors when the Group raised seed investment in 2007. Since this time, Ann has made a significant contribution to Calnex, in particular by supporting Tommy Cook, CEO and Founder, as he sought to establish Calnex as a leader in the test and measurement sector.

Stephen Davidson, Non-Executive Chairman of Calnex, commented:

“We are excited to welcome Helen to the Board. Her experience across the cloud and data centre world will undoubtedly be of immense value to Calnex as we exploit the growth in the testing market, with the need for greater efficiency and performance in data centre operations.”

“On behalf of Tommy and the rest of the Board, I would like to thank Ann for the valuable role she has played in Calnex’s growth journey, helping to establish a solid platform to support the Group’s financial and strategic ambitions, and we wish her well for the future.”

For more information, please contact:

 Calnex Solutions plc Via Alma PR
Tommy Cook, Chief Executive Officer
 Ashleigh Greenan, Chief Financial Officer
Cenkos Securities plc – NOMAD
+44 (0)131 220 6939
 Derrick Lee, Peter Lynch
Alma PR  + 44(0) 20 3405 0213
 Caroline Forde, Hannah Campbell, Joe Pederzolli

The following disclosures are made pursuant to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.

Helen Mary Kelisky (nee Cook), age 57, holds the following directorships and/or partnerships:

Current Directorships / Partnerships:
Women in Telecommunications and Technology (WiTT) Limited
Greenchime Property Management Limited

Overview of Calnex

Calnex designs, produces and markets test instrumentation and solutions for network synchronization and network emulation, enabling its customers to validate the performance of the critical infrastructure associated with telecoms networks. To date, Calnex has secured and delivered orders to over 680 customer sites in 68 countries across the world. Customers include BT, China Mobile, NTT, Ericsson, Nokia, Intel, Qualcomm, IBM and Meta.

Founded in 2006, Calnex is headquartered in Linlithgow, Scotland, with additional locations in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Stevenage, England and California in the US, supported by sales teams in China and India. Calnex has a global network of partners, providing worldwide distribution capability.