Lester Porter has been appointed non-executive Chairman of Site Confidence, the UK's leading website monitoring and load testing company. Lester has been a member of the Site Confidence Board since 2002.

Aged 59, Lester's career has spanned both consumer and B2B businesses and he has worked, at a senior level, for a number of international blue chip companies including the Thomas Cook Worldwide Group and American Express. During his 13 years at Thomas Cook Lester had responsibility for Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Human Resources and he led the process of demerging the company into two divisions, namely Travel and Financial Services. This facilitated the sale of both entities in 2001. He retired from Thomas Cook in April 2001 and now runs his own executive coaching and consultancy practice, is an active investor in small/start-up companies, and remains a non-executive director of Thomas Cook India Ltd.
Bill Kirkwood, CEO of Site Confidence said " I am delighted that Lester has agreed to become Chairman. His extensive experience in strategy and business development will help the Site Confidence team continue to grow the business aggressively."

Lester Porter said "I have been very impressed by the way Bill and his team have turned what was a good idea into the UK's market leader in just four years. I am looking forward to working with them as the company enters the next stage of its development following its recent successful round of fundraising."
About Site Confidence:

Site Confidence was established in May 2001 and provides a range of performance monitoring services to companies whose website is critical to business success. Customers include household names such as First Choice, the National Grid, Channel Four, lastminute.com and Norwich Union. More than £4.3 billion in online revenue is protected by Site Confidence and five million pages are monitored and reported on every week. Based in Dorking, Surrey our staff have an unrivalled product and industry knowledge.

For further information contact:

Contact Alison Kirkwood on 07811 19 43 05 for more information or visit www.siteconfidence.co.uk

Published on: 12:00AM on 2nd November 2005