9 April 2019

PortSwigger Web Security today announced the appointment of Gillian Kent as a Non-Executive Director of the Board.

Dafydd Stuttard, CEO of PortSwigger, said: "We are very excited to welcome Gillian to our board. Gillian has extensive experience within B2B and B2C software, with a wide breath of focus including marketing, data analytics, and business development. As we continue to expand and develop our products and services, Gillian's skills and advice will be invaluable in enabling us to win the market while retaining our core values and culture."

Gillian Kent said: "PortSwigger is a world class web security company with a highly talented team, innovative technology, and an enviable customer list. The business is on an exciting trajectory and I am delighted to be joining the board and working with Dafydd and the rest of the team to scale and grow the business further."

PortSwigger Web Security is a global leader in application security testing (AST). Its cutting-edge software is used by over 15,000 customers in 130 countries to help them secure their web applications.

Gillian Kent has held a broad executive career in software, technology, and digital. Gillian was CEO of real estate portal Propertyfinder until its acquisition by Zoopla, and spent 15 years with Microsoft including three years as Managing Director of MSN UK, creating one of the UK's largest online services businesses.

Gillian holds non-executive director roles at Mothercare Plc, Pendragon Plc, National Accident Helpline Group Plc, Ascential Plc, KR Group and at disruptive technology company Howsy (formerly No Agent Technologies Limited).