Puppet names BoD appointees ahead of IPO

Puppet names BoD appointees ahead of IPO


Puppet has named two new additions to its board of directors as it prepares for an IPO.

Michael Day, CEO at Topa Insurance Group, and Mark Hill, chief digital information officer at CSL Behring both join the Puppet board of directors as independent members. They are described by Puppet as “accomplished senior executives with decades of enterprise experience scaling companies and will play key roles in setting Puppet on a path to IPO”.

“As Puppet looks towards its next phase of growth and an eventual IPO, we sought out business leaders who could bring a specific set of skills and expertise to our board,” said Yvonne Wassenaar (pictured) , CEO, Puppet.

Michael Day holds more than 35 years of business and financial experience and has held leadership positions at large organisations and public companies alike and is also a board member of Somos Inc. Previously, Day served as chief financial officer of CSAA Insurance, where he led the company through significant business transactions and sat on the board of AAA Life, a jointly-owned subsidiary, where he served terms as board chairman and vice-chairman.

Earlier in his career, he worked in a range of financial capacities for MTV Networks, The Walt Disney Company and Deloitte.

Joining him on the board, Mark Hill is a global IT leader with extensive experience utilising technology to deliver efficiency, productivity, quality, and solutions for patients and the public health sector. Hill currently leads the enterprise-wide digital technology organisation at biotech firm CSL Behring. Prior to joining CSL, he was SVP and chief information officer at Gilead Sciences, where he led the IT organisation

Wassenaar continued: “The breadth of the industries that Michael has worked for, along with his business acumen and deep financial experience, will be invaluable as our new independent Audit Chair. Mark’s experience as a CIO to some of the biggest life science companies in the world will bring the voice of the customer more directly into our boardroom as enterprises increasingly accelerate their digital transformation initiatives.

“I look forward to partnering with both Michael and Mark as we continue to grow our business as a leader in infrastructure automation, delivering value to our customers in this increasingly complex hybrid and multi-cloud world,” she added.  


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