Sophos appoints Rachel Lane as Head of Human Resources

Sophos Press Release

Rachel Lane

Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today announced the appointment of Rachel Lane to the position of Head of Human Resources, reporting to the board. Lane, most recently heading up the personnel team at Foster Wheeler Energy, brings with her more than 10 years experience in human resources.

As the Head of Human Resources, Rachel will actively reinforce the company's mission to attract and retain the most talented employees in its offices around the world. Her responsibilities include aligning company-wide human resource programs with overall corporate business objectives and strategies. She will oversee the company's worldwide recruitment, employee relations, compensation and benefits, employee development and management development activities.

"In today's high tech labour market, finding, attracting and retaining the best people is key. Rachel's corporate human resources and senior management experience will be invaluable as Sophos continues to grow," said Peter Lammer, CEO of Sophos Anti-Virus. "We are looking to Rachel to enable our employees worldwide to be an even more important factor in our success, as Sophos continues to grow its global business."

Rachel Lane's appointment follows recently announced plans by Sophos to build an additional high-security research and development centre, totalling over 150,000 square feet alongside its existing headquarters in Abingdon, UK.

Sophos is recruiting large numbers of staff in its technical, sales and marketing departments worldwide. Details of the exciting career opportunities are available here.

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’ award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.” More information is available at