Sophia Swain has joined Leaders Romans Group (LRG) as the company’s first chief technology officer. She will be based at the company’s head office in Wokingham.

Sophia’s most recent role was head of digital delivery at professional services specialist LRQA and prior to that, LRQA’s parent company Lloyds Register. In this role she managed the transition of the IT strategy when LRQA was formed.

She has also worked for British Gas Centrica and a corporate law firm.

Sophia said: “LRG appealed to me because it spans the entire breadth of the property sector, from land sales and planning through to sales, lettings and specialist property advice.

“LRG’s positive acquisitions strategy and focus on growth means that the overarching IT strategy is constantly adapting as we integrate a variety of new business with different management structures and IT systems. Having worked in a number of different sectors previously, that challenge appeals to me.”

Michael Cook, LRG chief executive said, “In appointing Sophia to this newly created role, LRG has taken a significant step forward in its approach to digital communications. Over the next year we’ll be making significant advances in our online services and it’s great to have the benefit of Sophia’s experience and insight in doing so.”

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