Blue Umbrella Appoints Steve Tait as Chairman of the Board

Blue Umbrella today announced that Steve Tait has been appointed to the position of Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors effective 1 July, 2018. As one of the most influential companies in Governance Risk and Compliance, Blue Umbrella is constantly striving to improve its governance for the betterment of its clients, staff and shareholders.
Steve Tait

26 JUNE 2018 - Blue Umbrella, a leading RegTech provider of employment screening and due diligence research and technology, today announced that Steve Tait has been appointed to the position of Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors effective 1 July 2018. As one of the most influential companies in Governance Risk and Compliance, Blue Umbrella is constantly striving to improve its governance for the betterment of its clients, staff and shareholders.

Steve Tait, former Head of Human Resources for HSBC in the Asia Pacific region, has acted as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the company since April 2017, having contributed a wealth of experience within board development, human capital management and leadership, especially in emerging markets. Allan Matheson, CEO of Blue Umbrella, commented, “I am delighted to work with Steve to enhance our already strong governance procedures, which will further accelerate our disruptive, high-growth strategy.”

Steve Tait spent 27 years in progressively more senior Human Resources roles with HSBC in the Asia Pacific region. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Quam Limited, a listed financial institution in Hong Kong, for eight years ending in early 2017. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB) and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accredited by the International Coaching Federation. He is a Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a past Governor of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and a past Governor and Vice Chairman of the Canadian International School in Hong Kong.

“I am excited to be taking on this role at a time of such dynamic growth for Blue Umbrella, as the company continues to disrupt the industry with innovative approaches to enhance the efficiency of clients’ screening and due diligence programs,” said Tait.

Matheson continued, “Steve’s extensive career and experience as a public company Director and business leader makes him the ideal choice for Chairman of Blue Umbrella as we continue our growth, providing cutting edge technology and research solutions to our global client base.”

About Blue Umbrella

Blue Umbrella is a leading provider of cutting-edge third party compliance and employment screening technologies. Combining research excellence with disruptive RegTech SaaS solutions, Blue Umbrella serves Fortune 500 companies, top tier investment banks, insurance companies, law firms and governments. With a global presence and a local focus, Blue Umbrella allows clients to increase the automation and efficiency of their internal processes while intimately understanding the backgrounds of their clients, third parties and employees. Learn more at https://www.bluedd.com.