Mark Bridger is the new UK and Ireland country manager at CA. Prior to this appointment, Bridger was responsible for CA's Southern Africa and Ireland businesses, a position he has held since 2004. He has been with CA for four years, but previously spent a 12-year stint at the company from 1988, culminating in his role as country manager for the Belguim/Luxenbourg.

Before his return to CA, Bridger was the Northern European salesdirector at Informix/Ascential Software.

This appointment follows the promotion of Alan Banks to vice-presidentand area manager, Northern EMEA, which covers UK, Ireland, Sweden,Norway, Denmark, Finland and South Africa.