To add to the strong trading, SDL also announced a raft of management changes, which it said followed a carefully planned succession process.

CFO Hunter will become chief executive offer from Feb. 1, replacing Mark Lancaster, the current chairman and chief executive, who will retain the role of executive chairman.

Matthew Knight, who is currently with Logica (LOG.L) as the chief financial officer for Northern and Central Europe, will take over as SDL finance officer towards the end of April 2011.

See: UK.Reuters