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EXECUTIVE CHANGES: BT Group Regulatory Affairs Director Ross leaves

Tue, 23rd Mar 2021 15:04

(Alliance News) - The following is a round-up of London-listed company director and manager changes announced on Tuesday and not separately reported by Alliance News:



BT Group PLC - FTSE 100-listed telecommunications firm - Says Regulatory Affairs Director Cathryn Ross will step down to take on a new role outside of the group. Ross has been in the role since 2018, and led the group's engagement on UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom's Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review, regarding regulatory framework for fibre build in the UK for the next five years and beyond. "She has made a fantastic contribution that helps set BT up to build the UK's digital infrastructure for the decades ahead," says Chief Executive Philip Jansen.



Iconic Labs PLC - London-based media company - Appoints Brad Taylor as chief executive & executive director. Taylor worked with Ott Ventures to start and manage numerous companies and real estate projects in various stages of growth. He will replace Sarah Dees, who has stepped down from both roles. Non-Executive Director Stephen Birrell also has stepped down after starting the role last month.



OptiBiotix Health PLC - York-based life sciences company - Appoints Rene Kamminga as chief executive of subsidiary OptiBiotix Ltd. Kamminga was vice president of business development and chief commercial officer of the Nutraceuticals division of KD Pharma Group. OptiBiotix Director & Managing Director of the functional fibres division Fred Narbel will become a non-executive director. "Rene's experience and track record of growing sales and his network of new industry contacts within pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries, will help OptiBiotix in its next phase of evolution," says CEO Stephen O'Hara.



De La Rue PLC - Basingstoke, England-based polymer manufacturer - Appoints Ruth Euling, managing director of the company's Currency division, as executive director from April 1. Euling has worked at De La Rue for over 30 years and has led the Currency division since October 2019. "She continues to demonstrate great leadership skills that are making a profound contribution to the turnaround of De La Rue," says Chair Kevin Loosemore.



Best of the Best PLC - provider of online competitions to win cars and other prizes - Adds Ben Hughes and Daniel Burns to its board as executive director and non-executive director, respectively, with immediate effect. Hughes has been the company marketing director since 2010 and Burns is currently managing partner at Oakvale Capital LLP, a finance advisor in the gaming and media industries.



Emmerson PLC - Khemisset potash project in Morocco - Appoints James Kelly to its board of directors. Kelly is founder & non-executive chair of Trident Royalties, a mining royalty & streaming company. "James has just the experience in mining finance which will be very relevant to the options that the board will be asked to assess in the coming months as we work to put the funding in place to enable us to continue driving the project forwards," says Chief Executive Graham Clarke.



Eleco PLC - London-based construction software developer - Adds Paul Boughton to its board as independent non-executive director with immediate effect. Boughton is currently chair of telematics and vehicle analytics company Quartix Technologies PLC and has 30 years of executive experience in identifying, negotiating and completing acquisitions in the US and Europe. "Eleco will greatly benefit from the wealth of commercial, financial and M&A experience that he brings. As chair of Quartix Technologies, Paul is also familiar with the QCA Code and has broad public company experience," says Executive Chair Serena Lang.



Yu Group PLC - supplier of gas, electricity and water to the UK business sector - Hires Jason Prothero as commercial & digital transformation director, responsible for "driving digitalisation and automation to further enhance operational and commercial practices across the group." Prothero was director of technology & transformation at SEE Retail, part of energy supply company OVO Energy as of 2020.



Mercantile Investment Trust PLC - dedicated to investments in UK medium and smaller companies - Adds Rachel Beagles and Damien Maltarp to its board as non-executive directors from June 1. Beagles is currently a non-executive director at Witan Investment Trust PLC and Gresham House PLC. Maltarp is currently chief financial officer of Enterprise, the UK business-to-business arm of BT Group.



Baillie Gifford UK Growth Fund PLC - investment firm focused on capital growth over the long-term from investment primarily in shares of listed UK companies - Announces Scott Cochrane will retire from the board on June 30. Cochrane is the global head of corporate at international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.



By Zoe Wickens; zoewickens@alliancenews.com

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