Chief Operating Officer, SAS UK & Ireland
Keith Valder has a wide range of responsibilities that include Administration, Business Improvement and Planning, Facilities, Finance, IT, Legal, Commercial, Travel and the Marlow Estate.
Keith joined SAS as Director of Finance in 1990 and has successfully taken on the challenge, not only of the complexities of a growing company in a fast-moving business environment, but also of the establishment of the company in Ireland and the building of the award-winning Marlow head office building to accommodate the growth in staff.
At SAS, he is responsible for ensuring the financial strategy matches and supports the delivery of the company’s business strategy. He strives to ensure that the business is mean, lean and flexible enough to compete in the fast-moving and competitive software industry.
Prior to joining SAS, Keith held the position of Financial Director at ANT Bosch and White. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Directors and has a degree in Business Studies.