21 April 2020
dotdigital Group plc
("dotdigital", "the Company" or "the Group")
Appointment of Non-Executive Director
dotdigital Group plc (AIM: DOTD), the leading 'SaaS' provider of an omnichannel marketing automation and customer engagement platform, announces that it has appointed Elizabeth (Liz) Anne Richards to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee with effect from 1 May 2020.
Liz is a highly experienced executive and non-executive director with a career spanning the Financial Services, Data and Software sectors. After an early career with Lloyds Bank, Liz qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and subsequently held senior finance roles at Silentnight Holdings plc and Skipton Building Society. From 2000 to 2015, Liz was Chief Financial Officer for Callcredit (now Transunion), a successful consumer data business, where she oversaw its growth from being a start-up in 2000 to a company with £150m revenues and 1,200 people by 2015.
Liz currently holds Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair positions at both LINK Scheme Ltd and Tracsis plc. Liz also holds two pro bono roles, Chair of Audit for Leeds Trinity University and Chair of Finance and Investment for Yorkshire Cancer Research. Liz will chair the Audit Committee of dotdigital.
The appointment follows the Board's previously stated intention to recruit an additional independent non-executive director, in line with the standards set by the QCA Corporate Governance Code. Following this appointment, the Board comprises three independent non-executive directors and two executive directors.
Mike O'Leary, Chairman of dotdigital, commented: "On behalf of the Board, I would like to welcome Liz to the team. Her career as a highly successful CFO and Chair of Audit, coupled with her wealth of PLC experience, is complementary to the existing skillset on the dotdigital Board and I am confident we will benefit from her stewardship."
The following information on Elizabeth Anne Richards, aged 62, is provided in accordance with rule 17 of the AIM Rules for Companies:
Former Directorships held in the past 5 years
Leeds Trinity University
Link Scheme Ltd
Link Scheme Holdings Ltd
Yorkshire Cancer Research
[email protected] Plc
Callcredit Consumer Limited
Callcredit Data Solutions Limited
Callcredit Information Group Limited
Callcredit lead Generation Limited
Callcredit Marketing Limited
Callcredit Marketing Solutions Limited
Callcredit Operations UAB
Callcredit Public Sector Limited
Credit Karma UK Limited
Crown Acquisition Bidco Limited
Crown Acquisition Midco 2 Limited
Crown Acquisition Midco Limited
Data Factoring Limited
Decision Metrics Limited
DMWSL 617 Limited
DMWSL 618 Limited
DMWSL 619 Limited
DMWSL 620 Limited
GMAP Japan KK
GMAP Marketing Consulting Shanghai Company Limited
Jellyfish Digital Marketing Limited (prev. Latitude Digital Marketing Limited)
Legatio Technologies Limited
Process Benchmarking Limited
Tenant ID Limited
The Comparisons Limited
Transunion Information Group Limited
Transunion International UK Limited
No further information is required to be disclosed pursuant to AIM Rule 17 and Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
For further information please contact:
dotdigital Group Plc
Milan Patel, CEO
Paraag Amin, CFO
Tel: 020 3953 3072
Alma PR (Financial PR)
Tel: 020 3405 0210
Canaccord Genuity (Nominated Advisor and Joint Broker)
Jonathan Barr, Sales
Tel: 020 7523 8000
finnCap (Joint Broker)
Stuart Andrews, Corporate Finance
Rhys Williams, Sales
Tel: 020 7220 0500
N+1 Singer (Joint Broker)
Shaun Dobson, Head of Corporate Finance
Alex Bond, Corporate Finance
Tel: 020 7496 3000
dotdigital Group plc's (AIM: DOTD) SaaS omnichannel marketing automation platform, Engagement Cloud, makes it easy for brands to carry out sophisticated, customer data-driven digital marketing campaigns across channels including email, SMS, social, ads, mobile, web and offline.
The platform is currently used by more than 65,000 marketers across more than 110 countries in eight languages, with over 19 billion messages sent in 2019.
Founded in 1999, dotdigital is headquartered in London with offices in Amsterdam, Croydon, Manchester, Cheltenham, New York, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, Cape Town, Minsk and Warsaw.