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.

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
Finance Director

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.

Nitil Patel
Chief Financial Officer

Nitil has been a CFO and a plc board member since 2001. Recently he was the interim CFO at D4t4 Solutions plc (2021), which helps global enterprises derive value via Celebrus, the company's flagship first party product suite. From 2016 to 2020, he was the CFO at Dods Group plc (now renamed Merit Group plc), a leading technology company specialising in data, business intelligence and media delivering content to more than fifty countries across six continents. 

Before Merit, Nitil was CFO of multi-media content creator Ten Alps plc (rebranded Zinc Media plc) from 2001 to 2016. During this time, Nitil managed three divisions of the group, driving growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions. He was a key member of the team from the very start of Ten Alps in 1999 as Finance Director and was responsible for its listing on AiM in 2001.     

Nitil is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.  


Our Mission

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


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 across the news and Insights section of this website.


We are committed to meeting the highest standards of quality and information security. Intercede is externally audited and certified to the ISO9001:2015 quality management system and ISO27001:2013 information security management system.

Trusted By Governments and Large Enterprises Worldwide

Where protecting systems and information really matters, you will find MyID. Whether its citizen data, aerospace and defence systems, high-value financial transactions, intellectual property or air traffic control, we are proud that many leading organisations around the world choose MyID to protect themselves against data breach and ensure business continuity.