UK software giant Sage has announced who will replace its current UK head when he moves to a newly created European role at the company.
Brendan Flattery will become Sage UK CEO from January 1 2011, when current UK head Paul Stobart becomes CEO of Sage Northern Europe.
Flattery joined Sage in 2003. Over the past seven years he has been managing director for accounts, mid market division and is currently managing director for the small business division.
"Brendan's appointment as UK CEO represents a new generation of leadership for the UK business and I look forward to supporting him in this exciting new chapter for Sage UK," said Stobart.
Stobart will be responsible for the new multi-country region, which includes the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Poland.
The decision was announced at the company preliminary results meeting this week. Sales at the company for the year ended September 30 remained static pre-tax profits grew by 14% to £355.7m, compared to last year.