Cyber security solutions to secure the flow of citizen, workforce and connected device digital identities
At Intercede we integrate secure digital identities into governments and large organisations, securing the flow of millions of citizens, employees, supply-chains and connected devices around the world.
Intercede has been delivering innovative cyber security solutions to real-world digital identity challenges for governments, police, military and multi-national companies for more than twenty-years.
Our robust MyID credential management system (CMS) and wider MyID platform is trusted by leading organisations around the world. Where identity security matters, you will find Intercede and MyID.
Through our United Kingdom and United States offices we have one of the largest global teams dedicated to digital identity and credential management software and services. This focus continues to drive the unrivalled technical capabilities and innovation our people bring to our software and services and is backed up by partnerships with leading technology partners and a global network of integration and reseller partners.
Our senior leadership team is focused on continuing to develop the innovative, forward-thinking culture at Intercede to deliver value for our customers, investors and to make a positive contribution to the communities where we operate.
Klaas van der Leest
Chief Executive Officer
Klaas van der Leest is an experienced executive with extensive sales, marketing, business development and general management experience in IT and IT services. He has significant international knowledge and experience as a result of various roles with remits across EMEA, Asia-Pac and North America.
Klaas has worked for a number of large and small, quoted and privately-owned organisations in market leading and turnaround situations including CA Technologies, Intelecom UK, Amulet Hotkey, Global Crossing, Attenda and Logica. He has proven expertise in the development and execution of national and international sales growth, ‘go to market’ initiatives and customer focused expansion strategies.
Klaas has a master’s degree from the Cranfield School of Management. He also is a Chartered Marketer as well as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He was appointed Chief Executive of Intercede on 10 April 2018.
Andrew Walker is a finance professional with 30 years of senior management experience, during which time he has worked for a number of large international organisations. He was Group Financial Controller of The Rugby Group PLC between 1995 and 2000, and was an Executive Board member from 1997. Before this, he worked for APV plc in a variety of roles, having joined as Group Chief Accountant in 1990 and progressed to subsidiary and divisional Finance Director roles. Between 1981 and 1990, Andrew qualified and worked for Price Waterhouse with a wide range of audit clients.
Andrew has a BCom (Honours) degree in Accounting from the University of Birmingham and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He was appointed Finance Director of Intercede on 11 September 2000.
Dr Chris Edwards
Chief Technical Officer
Chris initiated the design of Intercede’s MyID product and retains overall responsibility for its architecture and technology. He was instrumental in making MyID the first electronic personalisation system to achieve FIPS 201 accreditation and has substantial experience of working on US and global government and commercial security projects. Chris is directly responsible for Intercede’s Research & Development team, with a special interest in mobile identities, IoT and credential convergence.
Chief Operations Officer
Mike has extensive executive operational experience within software engineering and system integration environments, together with strong general management and motivational skills with multicultural and multidisciplinary teams. He has significant international operational experience in turnaround and growth during both acquisition and mergers having performed COO and subsidiary CEO roles in UK, Asia, India and North America.
Mike has held senior management positions and been an advisor to both blue chip organisations, government and start-up organisations including Logica, the Malaysian Government, HSBC, Shell, BAE Systems/Detica, GazAsia and Caeselez Consulting. His knowledge and experience includes delivery of commercial off-the-shelf products and bespoke software solutions as well as outsourcing and offshoring. Mike has a long track record of ensuring on-time delivery to budget across different time zones. Mike has hands on experience with quality assurance, ISO and CMMI.
Mike is responsible for Intercede’s operations including product development, project delivery, associated consultancy services and customer support. Mike is also the management representative for Intercede’s quality initiatives. He has introduced stronger discipline and focus to organisational delivery and review, thereby ensuring greater efficiency and built-in robustness into the estimation and development processes.
Mike has a BSc Eng (Honours) degree from the University of London. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Intercede on 5th June 2018.
Chief Product Officer
Allen has 30 years IT experience, including roles at Prima Software Solutions, Labinal Group and Corah Plc, with more than 20 years focusing on digital identity. As Chief Product Officer for Intercede, Allen is responsible for the MyID Credential Management System roadmap and strategic technology partnerships including Microsoft, Thales and Yubico.
Allen has worked closely with many major Intercede customers including the UK, US, Dutch and Kuwaiti governments, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, BASF and Wells Fargo, helping them reach the highest levels of identity security.
Allen has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Computing.
Mission and vision
Intercede power certainty in digital identities for the world’s large enterprises and governments through our robust credential management platform, MyID.
It is our mission to safeguard IT systems and connected devices from unauthorised access and harm.
Our ongoing success is built on:
Developing innovative, robust cyber security technology that is shaped around the needs of our customers and their end users
Adding value to our technology and commercial partners through a proactive, collaborative approach
Maintaining an engaging and rewarding workplace for our people
Delivering sustained growth for our investors
It is our vision to safeguard the integrity of connected workforces, supply-chains, citizens and industrial technologies for the world’s businesses and governments that will not compromise on cyber security.
We are driven to deliver innovation that continues to advance digital identity security. Our software and services have continued to evolve over the last twenty-years and it is that continuous drive for improvement that has enabled us to forge so many longstanding relationships with our customers.
As the digital world becomes increasingly connected and intertwined with our physical environment, the importance of secure digital identities will only continue to grow.
From interoperability across emerging technologies to securing the industrial internet of things, we will continue to strive for best practice digital identity issuance and management for our customers.
Intercede labs represent the hub of our ongoing innovation and we will continue to share updates on what we are working on with our Intercede labs articles within the Insights section of this website.
Trusted by government and large enterprises, worldwide
Where data really matters, you will find MyID. The security, reliability and interoperability of MyID software sets it apart and is why we are proud to help many leading organisations around the world manage the secure digital identities they issue, whether that's governments managing citizen ID or enterprises managing employee, contractor and supplier IDs.