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Jonathan Hulford-Funnell Succeeds Harry Meikle as Head of QAS the International Business Data Solutions Provider

Jonathan Hulford-Funnell has been appointed as the new head of QAS, an Experian® company, following Harry Meikle’s decision to the leave the company at the end of April 2007. Hulford-Funnell now becomes Group Operating Officer of QAS.

Hulford-Funnell has worked for QAS since 1995 and was most recently Chief Operating Officer for QAS North America. He will continue to grow QAS’ global business, having worked closely with Harry Meikle over the last 12 years to establish and develop the company’s overseas data integrity and business data solutions operations. Joel Curry, previously VP Business Development for QAS North America, will replace Hulford-Funnell as Chief Operating Officer for QAS North America.

Chris Savage, Managing Director of Data Integrity & Digital Services at Experian, commented:
“We wish Harry our very best wishes for the future. Harry was instrumental in building the global QAS business, while Jonathan’s experience in international markets makes him the natural successor to take over the reins to drive the business forward as Group Operations Officer.”

About QAS
QAS is an international provider of data accuracy and data identity management solutions. Its QuickAddress range of software helps organisations worldwide capture accurate address data and conserve data integrity over time. Any organisation that holds data on prospects, customers, suppliers, employees or distribution networks will benefit from the efficiency gains and cost savings achieved with QuickAddress and other data identity management software.

Based on data secured from national postal authorities and other leading data sources, QuickAddress captures, cleans and maintains name and address data records. The true potential of this data can then be enhanced by the addition of information from over 80 datasets.

QAS also offer the IDentifier range – designed to improve identity management processes. The leading IDentifier solution Authenticate Pro provides fast and efficient electronic authentication of individuals to help cut process costs, minimise the risk of potential fraud and provide users with security against ID theft.

Award winning solutions from QAS are a result of a 17-year investment in technology development to ensure each solution delivers the highest level of functionality and service support. QAS supports more than 10,000 clients worldwide across all industry sectors. QAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Experian®, the global information solutions company. Visit QAS on the web at www.qas.com

About Experian
Experian is a global leader in providing analytical and information services to organisations and consumers to help manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions. Combining its unique information tools and deep understanding of individuals, markets and economies, Experian partners with organisations around the world to establish and strengthen customer relationships and provide their businesses with competitive advantage. For consumers, Experian delivers critical information that enables them to make financial and purchasing decisions with greater control and confidence. Clients include organisations from financial services, retail and catalogue, telecommunications, utilities, media, insurance, automotive, leisure, e-commerce, manufacturing, property and government sectors.

Experian Group Limited is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE-100 index. It has corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and operational headquarters in Costa Mesa, California and Nottingham, UK. Experian employs more than 12,500 people in 34 countries worldwide, supporting clients in more than 60 countries. Annual sales are $3.1 billion (£1.7bn/€2.5bn).

For more information, visit the Group’s website on www.experiangroup.com.

The word ‘Experian’ is a registered trademark in the EU and other countries and is owned by Experian Ltd and/or its associated companies.



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