ALTIA-ABM, the company specialising in investigation and covert management software, has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer.

Rob Sinclair has been promoted from his position of chief operating officer to the top role in the Glasgow-headquartered group, which develops software used by law enforcement organisations, tax authorities and government agencies in the UK and around the world.

Mr Sinclair succeeds Ian Watson, co-founder of the company and current chief executive since 2013, who will remain on the board as a non-executive director and strategic adviser.

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Mr Sinclair said: “Altia-ABM is unique in my view in that the client base we have built around the world is of the highest pedigree. The organisations we work with rightly see trust as being of paramount importance.”

Altia-ABM has recently expanded its sales and support office in Melbourne, Australia, and its operations in Canada, Colombia and Peru.

Mr Watson said the firm is “well placed now to go from strength to strength under Rob’s leadership”.

John Boyle, chairman of Altia-ABM, said: “As a co-founder of the group, Ian Watson deserves every tribute for taking the company to this stage.”