Ten Entertainment Group PLC
Appointment of Chief Financial Officer
Ten Entertainment Group plc ('TEG', the 'Company' or the 'Group'), one of the UK's leading family entertainment companies with 43 sites, announces the appointment of Antony Smith as Chief Financial Officer. Antony joins as CFO Designate on 18 March and formally takes up his position as CFO and joins the Board effective 1 April, succeeding Mark Willis who will leave the Group on 31 March.
He most recently served as Finance Director of Wickes, the retail division of Travis Perkins PLC. Prior to this, Antony spent five years with Premier Foods PLC and four years with RHM PLC. His continuous employment culminated in deputising for the CFO as Director of Finance, where his responsibility involved consolidating the Group's results and financial reporting. In addition, Antony spent two years as Strategic Finance Manager at RAC plc; two years with Pearl Assurance as a Strategy Analyst; and began his career in 1996 with Alfred McApline PLC.
Antony holds a Masters in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.
Duncan Garrood, Chief Executive Officer, commented:
"Antony proved an outstanding candidate. He has significant experience and a proven track record in running efficient finance functions, while his expertise managing capital programmes will aid in the continued execution of our Group strategy. I am looking forward to working with Antony and welcoming him to the leadership team."
Nick Basing, Chairman, commented:
"We conducted an extensive and rigorous search process. Antony understands our DNA and will complement well the strong leadership team formed. I look forward to welcoming Antony onto the Board and working with him."
Antony Smith commented:
"Ten Entertainment sits in an exciting and fast growing segment of the market where consumer demand is rising. I am very much looking forward to working with the Board, using my experience to assist the business as it achieves its ambitions."
There is no further information in relation to Antony Smith that is required to be disclosed under Listing Rule 9.6.13.
Ten Entertainment Group plc
Duncan Garrood, Chief Executive Officer
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Tel: 020 7457 2020
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