Appointment of Chairman
For immediate release
27 September 2019
Appointment of Chairman
Dignity plc is pleased to announce that Clive Whiley has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Company with effect from 26th September 2019.
Clive has over thirty five years' experience in regulated strategic management positions since becoming a Member of the London Stock Exchange. He has extensive main board executive director experience across a broad range of financial services, engineering, manufacturing, distribution, retail & leisure businesses: encompassing the UK, Europe, North America, Australasia, Middle East and the People's Republic of China.
David Blackwood, Interim Chairman, said:
"I am delighted that Clive will be joining the Board of Dignity plc as Chairman. His significant commercial, business and board experience together with his personal qualities will be invaluable."
Clive Whiley said:
"I am pleased to have been invited to become Chairman of Dignity, one of the UK's leading and most respected organisations in the funeral sector and a business with an undoubted heritage.
I greatly value the support already shown to me by key shareholders and I am looking forward to working with the Executive team to ensure that we are fully prepared, armed with the learnings from the CMA review, to deliver a successful plan to improve performance on behalf of all of Dignity's stakeholders."
The Board is well advanced with the search for additional Non-Executive Directors with a view to the Board comprising a majority of independent Non-Executive Directors in due course, as announced at the time of the Company's interim results in July 2019.
For more information
David Blackwood, Interim Chairman
Mike McCollum, Chief Executive
Dignity plc +44 (0)20 7466 5000
Buchanan +44 (0)20 7466 5000
Dignity presents the following information regarding the appointment of Clive Peter Whiley, aged 59:
Current directorships and/or partnerships:
Grand Harbour Marina plc
Camper & Nicholsons Marina Investments Limited
China Venture Capital Management Limited
First China Venture Capital Limited
Former directorships and/or partnerships (within the last five years):
Evolution Securities China Limited
The Stanley Gibbons Group Plc
At the date of this announcement, Mr Whiley has a beneficial interest, via Zodiac Executive Pension Scheme of which he is the sole beneficiary, in 3,000 ordinary shares in Dignity plc.
This announcement is made pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.11R. There are no other details required to be disclosed under Listing Rule 9.6.13R. There are no further disclosures required under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
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