Imogen Moorhouse has been appointed as the new CEO of smart sensing software company, Oxford Metrics plc. This comes after Nick Bolton, who had been in the role for 18 years, has left the company to become the chief executive of national mapping agency Ordnance Survey.
Oxford Metrics is known for developing software that allows for the interface between the real world and its virtual twin. With customers in over 70 countries, including the world’s top 10 games companies and all of the top 20 universities worldwide, it is a global leader in its field. Founded in 1984, the company initially started out in healthcare before expanding into fields such as entertainment, defence and engineering. The group trades through its Vicon division, which provides motion measurement analysis to thousands of global customers.
Moorhouse has been with Vicon for over 22 years, and was made CEO in 2012. Under her leadership, the business has grown organically and through acquisition, now employing over 170 people. Since the disposal of Yotta in 2022, Moorhouse has been CEO of the entirety of Oxford Metrics’ trading operations and has played an integral role in developing the group’s five-year strategic growth plan.
In light of this, Roger Parry, the chair of Oxford Metrics, commented that the board is “delighted to welcome Imogen into her new and broader role,” and that Moorhouse’s “integral” contributions to the company’s strategic initiatives and growth make her a “natural successor.” Moorhouse herself is excited to be taking on this new role, stating that she looks forward to driving further momentum in capturing the expanding market opportunity in smart sensing.
Since 2001, Oxford Metrics has been a listed company on London’s junior AIM market, with headquarters in Oxford and offices in California, Colorado and Auckland.