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World renowned anti-piracy expert joins Cardiff’s CJCH Consulting

Leading cybercrime firm CJCH Consulting has appointed “one of the world’s leading anti-piracy and licence compliance thought leaders” to its growing Cardiff team.

Andy Clarkson

Andy Clarkson, formerly the global head of anti-piracy and licence compliance for Dassault Systems, has been appointed as a specialised executive consultant at the award-winning firm.

Andy has over 40 years’ of experience in the world of investigation, enforcement and security.

The 59-year-old has a plethora of law enforcement experience with over 24 years in South Wales Police as a senior manager in complex investigations, as well as excelling academically with degrees in police studies, counselling and issues in crime and society.

Andy left South Wales Police to join IBM in 2002 as a senior international investigator implementing wide-ranging software piracy strategies, investigating incidents of software piracy and working with clients and law enforcement agencies globally.

In 2008 Andy joined Dassault Systèmes and tasked with building an Anti-Piracy and Licence Compliance Program from the ground up and upon his retirement from Dassault Systèmes was leading a team of over 50 people internally and an extensive partner network.

A “hard-working” and “conscientious” person, Mr Clarkson intends to utilise his expertise in his new role at CJCH to provide extensive knowledge and consultancy for its clients globally.

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He said: “I am absolutely delighted to be involved in this specialist role particularly at CJCH Consulting, which is really building a reputation in the anti-piracy and software licence compliance business.

“It is rare to find such an effective blend of legal expertise and international anti-piracy specialists under one roof, and as such this is a great opportunity to be joining a firm as unique and diverse as CJCH.”

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His appointment was also praised by Stephen Clarke,CEO at CJCH Consulting who said it would be a significant “boost” for the team to welcome someone of Andy’s experience.

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Mr Clarke said: “Andy is rightly and widely regarded as one of the world’s leading anti-piracy and licence compliance thought leaders, and as such we are thrilled to have him on board.

“We are confident his appointment will add to CJCH Consulting’s already impressive international reputation and further strengthen the level of professionalism and expertise our team offers.

“His hard working and conscientious attitude have consistently stood him in high regard with both colleagues and clients across the industry, so we look forward to forging a successful working relationship with him going forwards.”

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