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UK | CFO Moves - week ending 11, 18, 25 october 2013

Tracking CFO Movement Across the United Kingdom.

CFO Moves UK – week ending 25 october 2013

H&T Group plc announced that, following five years with H&T, Alex Maby, Group Finance Director of H&T, is leaving the Group in order to seek a new challenge. Alex will step down from the Board in late November 2013 and leave H&T at the beginning of December 2013. Steve Fenerty, currently Commercial Director of the Group, will succeed Alex as Finance Director. Steve has over 20 years’ experience in the consumer credit business, including eight within H&T Group.

Bglobal plc announced that, further to its previous announcement on 15 August 2013 that the Board of Bglobal plc was investigating the conduct of Nick Kennedy (Chief Financial Officer), the Board announces that the investigation has concluded and Mr Kennedy has been dismissed from office with immediate effect.

Waterlogic Plc (AIM: WTL.L) announced the appointment of Robert Bell as Group Chief Financial Officer. Mr Bell joined Waterlogic in January 2012, as Director of Accounting. He has previously acted as interim CFO for Waterlogic.Prior to joining Waterlogic Mr Bell spent eight years with Fidessa, rising to Group Financial Controller, and two years as European Finance Director of Wall Street Systems. Mr Bell has also worked with Barclays Plc and Bank of America.

CFO Moves UK – week ending 18 october 2013

Digital Globe Services, Ltd. (AIM: DGS) announced the appointment of Sandra Rodger as an Executive Director of the Board and as Chief Financial Officer of the DGS Group (“CFO”), to be effective as of 1 December 2013. Sandra joins DGS from Grant Thornton UK LLP where she served as an Assurance Partner and as Practice Leader for the firm’s Edinburgh office. Sandra joined Grant Thornton in 2012. Sandra previously served as Director and Head of Assurance Private Business for central Scotland at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Andrew Lear, currently serving as interim CFO, will hand over CFO responsibilities to Sandra upon her appointment and will resume his role as Chief Strategy Officer of the Company.

Michael Page International plc (“PageGroup”) announced the appointment of Kelvin Stagg to act as Acting Chief Financial Officer following Andrew Bracey tendering his resignation on Friday 11 October. Kelvin Stagg has been with PageGroup since July 2006 and most recently held the positions of Group Finance Controller and Company Secretary. Prior to joining PageGroup Kelvin spent six years at Allied Domecq and three years at Unilever in a variety of finance functions.

Coms plc (AIM: COMS) announced that Sue Alexander has been appointed to the Board as Finance Director. Sue Alexander joined Coms in May 2013 as finance director, having been involved in finance roles for telecoms business for some 14 years. Sue has previously worked at O-bit Telecom Limited.

Optos plc (LSE: OPTS) announced that Rob Kennedy, currently Interim CFO has been appointed CFO with immediate effect. Rob succeeds Louisa Burdett, whose decision to step down was announced in July. Prior to assuming the Interim CFO role Rob had served as Group Director of Finance and Company Secretary since joining Optos in August 2011. Rob joined Optos from the University of Dundee where he had been the Director of Finance since 2007. Prior to this, he held a number of senior finance roles including six years with Gamma Holding NV. He also spent three years working at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant. Before joining PwC, Rob spent six years with BICC / Balfour Beatty plc in a number of finance roles.

Serviced Office Group plc announced the resignation of Elizabeth Scannell, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mrs. Scannell has decided to step down to pursue other opportunities and will leave the Company with effect from 31 October 2013.

Arian Silver Corporation has appointed Dean Friday as CFO. The appointment sees Friday replace John Mayfield who took over as CFO as recently as January this year. Friday has significant experience in senior financial positions, most recently as financial analyst and commercial manager at Weatherly International. He also has onsite and corporate experience in the mining industry and has spent many years in investment banking.

CFO Moves UK – week ending 11 october 2013

Waterlogic Plc announced that following medical advice John Skidmore, Group CFO, is leaving the Company with immediate effect due to illness. The Board has initiated a process to recruit a suitable replacement Group CFO and shareholders will be updated in due course.

GKN plc announced that William (Bill) Seeger, Group Finance Director, intends to step down from the Board on 25 February 2014 following the announcement of the annual results for 2013 and to retire from the GKN Group on 31 August 2014. Bill Seeger joined GKN in 2003 and held senior finance positions within GKN Aerospace before being appointed Group Finance Director in September 2007. GKN also announces the appointment of Adam Walker to succeed Bill Seeger as Group Finance Director on 26 February 2014. He will join the GKN Board on 1 January 2014 as Group Finance Director Designate. Adam is currently Group Finance Director of Informa plc, a position he has held since March 2008. Adam Walker joined Informa plc in March 2008 as Group Finance Director. Prior to joining Informa, he worked for National Express Group plc, from 2001 as Head of Corporate Development and from 2003 as Finance Director. His early career was in corporate finance including with Touche Ross, NatWest Markets and Arthur Andersen.

Informa plc announced that Adam Walker is to move from his position as Group Finance Director of Informa in order to take up the post of Group Finance Director at FTSE100 engineering firm GKN plc. Adam will remain with Informa until December 31st to complete the current financial reporting period.

Elektron Technology plc (AIM: EKT) reported that Noah Franklin has notified the Board that he intends step down as CFO once arrangements are made to appoint a successor.

UK Asset Resolution Ltd (UKAR) announced that Phillip McLelland, Finance Director, will be stepping down from the Boards of UKAR, Bradford & Bingley plc and Northern Rock (Asset Management) plc with effect from 25 November 2013. Mr McLelland has been Finance Director of UKAR since establishment in October 2010, prior to which he was Finance Director of Bradford & Bingley plc.

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