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M&C Saatchi PLC - Directorate Change

RNS Number : 3697G
M&C Saatchi PLC
17 March 2020

               M&C Saatchi plc appoints two Independent Non-Executive Directors


M&C Saatchi plc today announces the appointment of two new Non-Executive Directors.


Lisa Gordon and Louise Jackson will join the Board on Tuesday 17th March 2020.


This follows the recent Non-Executive appointments of Gareth Davis as Deputy Chairman and Colin Jones as Chairman of the Board's Audit Committee. The Board intends to appoint one additional Non-Executive Director and will make a further announcement in due course.


Lisa Gordon has almost 25 years' Board experience, in both Executive and Non-Executive roles, with specialisms in TMT and finance. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Alpha FX Group Plc, a listed foreign exchange specialist, and Magic Light Pictures, a children's film and television production company. She was recently appointed as Chairman of Cenkos Securities Plc, a securities firm focused on growth companies, subject to FCA approval. Until recently, Lisa was Non-Executive Chairman of Albert Technologies Plc, an online advertising software business. She was also a founding Director of Local World Plc, which was acquired by Trinity Mirror in 2015. Prior to this, Lisa was Chief Operating Officer of Yattendon Group, a private conglomerate, for six years and Corporate Development Director at the media group Chrysalis Group Plc for ten years. Previously, Lisa has also served as a Non-Executive Director of Future Plc, the magazine group.


Louise Jackson has significant experience of consumer-facing businesses, particularly in human resources. She is currently Group Director of Talent and Leadership at Selfridges Group Ltd, the global luxury retailer, where she also sits on the Remuneration Board. Previously, Louise was Human Resource Director of the Japanese pharmaceutical company, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co Ltd and Senior Partner in Leadership and Talent Consulting at Korn Ferry International Ltd. Prior to this, Louise was Group People Director for two years at British retailer Mothercare plc. She was also Chief Executive and co-founder of HR consultancy firm 7days Ltd for 10 years. Louise spent her early career at Abbey National Plc, Coopers & Lybrand LLP and TUI Thomson Travel Group.


Jeremy Sinclair, Chairman of M&C Saatchi plc, said: "We are proud to have two such eminent directors joining our Board. We look forward to working with Louise and Lisa, whose energy and insight will be of great value to the Board and the broader company."


In accordance with Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies, the following information in relation to the appointments of Lisa Gordon (formerly Lisa Murray, aged 53) and Louise Jackson (formerly Louise Palmer, aged 52) is disclosed below:


Lisa Gordon holds or has held directorships/partnerships in the five years preceding her appointment at the Company as follows:



Alpha FX Group Plc

BBO Recruitment Limited

Magic Light Pictures Limited


Previous (last 5 years):

Albert Technologies Plc

Carno Capital Limited

Local World Holdings Limited

The Newspaper Organisation Limited


Louise holds or has held directorships/partnerships in the five years preceding her appointment at the Company as follows:



The Palmwell Group Limited


Previous (last 5 years):

Mothers2Mothers (UK) Limited


Louise Jackson was a director of 7 Days Limited until 27 September 2011, within 12 months of which 7 Days Limited entered administration and was dissolved on 11 September 2014.


Save as disclosed above, there are no further disclosures required to be made in respect of the appointment of Lisa Gordon and Louise Jackson under Schedule 2(g) or Rule 17 of the AIM Rules for Companies.


For further information please call:

M&C Saatchi                                                                    +44 (0)20-7543-4500
David Kershaw, Jeremy Sinclair


Tulchan Communications                                              +44 (0)20-7353-4200
Tom Murray, Deborah Roney


Numis Securities                                                             +44 (0)20-7260-1000
Nick Westlake, Hugo Rubinstein, NOMAD
Charles Farquhar, Corporate Broking



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