Appointment of Non-Executive Director and Board Changes
dotdigital Group plc (AIM: DOTD), the leading 'SaaS' provider of an omnichannel marketing automation and customer engagement platform, is pleased to announce the following changes to the Board of Directors.
Frank Beechinor-Collins, Non-Executive Chairman of dotdigital, moved into a full-time executive position as CEO of SmartSpace Software plc in July 2018. That role has progressed to take more of his time over the past 6 months and as a result he has decided to step down from his role as Chairman of dotdigital, a position he has held for the past 8 years.
Richard Kellett-Clarke, currently a Non-Executive Director of dotdigital, will take on the role of Chairman. The Company will look to appoint a new Chairman no later than October 2020, at which point Richard will have served 9 years on the Board.
Alongside the appointment of Richard as Chairman, the Board has undertaken a review of its composition in line with the QCA Corporate Governance Code. Accordingly, Peter Simmonds, Non-Executive Director, has confirmed to the Company he will be stepping down as Director with immediate effect. Peter is a former Executive of the Company and has served as Director of dotdigital for 10 years.
The Company is also pleased to announce that Boris Huard has been appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect. Boris is currently the UK&I Managing Director for Experian Decision Analytics and has held various other roles ranging from divisional managing director to Chief Executive Officer and Board Director. He has previously held positions with Sword CTSpace, Maxima plc and LogicaCMG.
The above changes will take effect on 26 March 2019 to ensure that the Company moves further towards the Board's independence criteria for Non-Executive Directors, as defined by the QCA Corporate Governance Code. The Company continues to work towards full compliance with the criteria.
Milan Patel, Chief Executive Officer of dotdigital, commented:
"I would like to thank Frank and Peter for all their tremendous efforts at dotdigital and their support over the years. Their experience in our space has been invaluable as our business has grown into the Company that we are today. I wish them all well in the future.
"I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Boris to our board, bringing with him experience in growing businesses globally, international M&A, company integration and the wider technology industry. I look forward to working together as we transition into the next stage of our development."
The following information is disclosed pursuant to Rule 17 and Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies in relation to Boris Huard, aged 47:
32 Princes Square Management Ltd
Alta Consulting Ltd
Boris Huard holds no ordinary shares in the capital of the Company.
Save as disclosed above there are no additional disclosures to be made in accordance with Rule 17 or Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
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For further information please contact:
dotdigital Group Plc Milan Patel, CEO Paraag Amin, CFO
Tel: 020 3770 1502
Canaccord Genuity (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)
Tel: 020 7523 8000
Jonathan Barr - Sales
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
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