Vislink plc announces appointment of two new Non Executive Directors
Vislink plc ("The Group"), the global technology business specialising in secure communications for the news & entertainment and law enforcement & public safety markets, is pleased to announce that with effect from October 1, 2011 Andrew Sleigh and John Varney have joined the Board as non-executive directors, and as members of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Andrew Sleigh has extensive research, technology and leadership experience within the defence sector, working primarily within the Ministry of Defence and later as part of the management team that in 2001 created QinetiQ as a private sector company. QinetiQ listed on London Stock Exchange in 2006 and it remains a constituent of the FTSE 250. Andrew was the Group Managing Director of the Defence and Technology sector at QinetiQ plc and subsequently went on to become the Group Technology Officer. He left QinetiQ plc in 2009 to pursue an advisory and portfolio career.
Andrew currently holds several advisory positions, including Vice Chair to the European Advisory Group for security research. From 2004 to 2009 Andrew held position of Director of the Society of British Aerospace Companies Ltd and between 1998 and 2009 was a member of the OFCOM Spectrum Management Advisory Board.
John Varney has spent 35 years in the broadcast industry, including Director of Technology and Chief Technology Officer for Granada. Between 2002 and 2006 he was Global Chief Technology Officer at the BBC, where he oversaw major engineering changes both at the Corporation and in the wider broadcast engineering market. As a respected executive in the industry, he has spent the last five years working as an advisor and NED for emerging technology companies, combined with work across a broad range of organisations both inside and outside the broadcast sector. John is a member of OFCOM's Advisory Committee for England.
Commenting on the appointments, John Hawkins, Chief Executive and Chairman said, "We are delighted to welcome Andrew and John to the Board of Vislink, which will benefit from the breadth of experience and knowledge that they will bring for the Group in our chosen markets of news & entertainment and law enforcement & public safety".
There is no further information that requires disclosure under paragraph 9.6.13 of the UK Listing Authority Listing Rules.
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About Vislink plc
Vislink plc is a global technology business specialising in secure communications and services for the news & entertainment and law enforcement & public safety markets. The Company has two international business units serving these markets with manufacturing operations in the UK and the USA.
The Company's strategic focus is the design, manufacture, sale, installation and maintenance of wireless, video and IP technologies together with the supporting management systems. Vislink products include microwave radio, satellite transmission and wireless camera systems.
Headquartered in the UK with operations in the USA, Dubai, and Singapore the Company employs 300 people worldwide. The Company is fully listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:VLK).
For further information, please visit www.vislink.com.
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