Callcredit Information Group has lured Experian veteran Colin Rutter to be its chief risk officer and general counsel as part of the company’s ambitious expansion plans to double the business over the next five years.
With the EU General Data Protection Regulation now entering the implementation stage, compliance is at the forefront of all data businesses.
Rutter, who has over 25 years’ legal experience, set up and ran Experian’s legal, compliance and Government affairs teams in the EMEA, APAC and UK & Ireland regions, and the commercial team in the UK&I.
During this time, he was general counsel and a member of the UK&I, EMEA and APAC executive teams.
Callcredit chief executive Mike Gordon said: “With a distinguished legal career working in the credit reference industry both in the UK and overseas markets, Colin will provide critical guidance as we look to double the business over the next five years and expand into international markets. He will be a valuable asset to our leadership team and I look forward to working closely with him.”
Rutter added: “After almost 21 years at Experian I am looking forward to taking on a new leadership challenge. Callcredit’s longstanding leadership in innovation and talent are tenets of an organisation that is poised for growth and long-term success.”
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