New CEO for GKD

David Perez

GKD Technologies, a supplier of personnel and machinery safety systems, has appointed David Perez as its next chief executive officer.

He succeeds the founder of GKD, Nick Ground, and brings with him a track record of scaling businesses in sectors including technology services, software as a service (SaaS), and network security, where he has led various business units. Most recently, David was CEO of Norm Cyber Ltd.

GKD said the appointment allows former CEO Nick Ground to concentrate on growing and accelerating the firm’s innovation pipeline. Nick and David will work together to ensure a smooth transition.

Nick Ground said, “We are delighted to welcome David to the GKD team. GKD is currently experiencing unprecedented growth, despite the global pandemic. There are exciting times ahead for GKD and David will oversee and nurture the company’s future growth and expansion plans and lead the business into new areas.”

Commenting on his new role, David Perez said, “We have very ambitious plans at GKD. Building on a very solid foundation, with strong relationships and great partners, we are uniquely placed to capitalise on the evolving market conditions. Our plan is to roll out the next generation of flexible and modular safety solutions which will significantly help our customers track and improve safety performance in the workplace.”