In his new role, Lawson will be responsible for leading further growth plans, which include employing 300 people by the end of 2025.
As part of this, the firm will be looking to increase service capabilities within a number of areas, such as user-centred design, platform engineering & DevOps, and data & analytics.
The new CEO brings over 16 years’ experience in providing digital delivery and innovation solutions for clients across a range of sectors.
The appointment of Lawson as CEO follows Opencast’s announcement of its headcount increasing by 50% since the beginning of 2020, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
All chief executive and CEO appointments covered in 2020
“Opencast is on a rapid growth curve, not least supporting various government departments with their Covid-19 response,” said new Opencast Software CEO Lawson.
“I’m thrilled to lead the firm as CEO, providing structure to this pivotal role at a crucial time. We want to be the place for technology specialists to thrive, where clients return because our approach gets results – empowering, collaborative, caring.
“We believe in always doing the right thing for our clients and people, and we are focused on doing further good by contributing to the region’s tech community and wider society.”