Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
W.h. Ireland Group Plc LSE:WHI London Ordinary Share GB0009241885 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 41.50p 40.00p 43.00p 41.50p 41.50p 41.50p 1,431 01:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Financial 25.4 -3.2 -10.7 - 18

W.H. Ireland Group PLC Board appointment

29/03/2019 7:02am

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)


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W.H. Ireland Group PLC

29 March 2019

29 March 2019

Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement that contains inside information according to REGULATION (EU) No 596/2014 (MAR).

WH Ireland Group PLC

("WH Ireland" or the "Company" or the "Group")

Board Appointment

WH Ireland (AIM: WHI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Lough as a Non-Executive Director of the Company, subject to FCA approval. He will also serve on the Audit, Risk and Remuneration Committees.

After graduating from Oxford University, Simon joined Kleinwort Benson in 1984, moving to work in their Tokyo office in 1986. In 1991, he joined Banca della Svizzera Italiana, working in Tokyo and then their London office. In 1996, Simon left investment banking, joining, and co-investing, in the forerunner of the Heartwood wealth management business. His managerial role initially entailed establishing a London office for the growing business. He subsequently headed both the client and investment teams, before becoming Chief Executive in November 2008. In May 2013, Heartwood became a wholly owned subsidiary of Handelsbanken and Simon continued as Chief Executive until July 2014 and subsequently left on the third anniversary of its acquisition.

From 2013-16, he was also a member of the Financial Conduct Authority's Smaller Business Practitioner Panel, nominated by the Wealth Management Association (now called PIMFA - Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association) to represent the wealth management sector.

Tim Steel, Chairman, commented:

"The Board would like to welcome Simon to the Group and I look forward to working with him. He has spent his entire career in the City and has first-hand experience of growing and developing a significant wealth manager. We believe that he will be able to bring his extensive wealth management experience, gained over 20 years, in support of the new executive management team as we move forward to expand and develop our business."

Simon Lough commented:

"I am really excited by the challenge of helping the new management team at WH Ireland. While recent financial results make it clear change has been and remains necessary, the potential of WH Ireland excites me. The brand is well known, the key shareholders are supportive, and I have been impressed by the new management team and their recovery plans. I am confident my experience in wealth management can contribute to those plans, and help the WH Ireland business add value for clients, employees and shareholders."

For further information please contact:

 
WH Ireland Group plc              www.whirelandplc.com 
 Tim Steel, Chairman               +44(0) 20 7220 1666 
 
SPARK Advisory Partners Limited 
 Mark Brady/ Miriam Greenwood      +44(0) 20 3368 3551 
 
MHP Communications 
 Reg Hoare                         +44 (0) 2013 128 8793 
 

Appendix

Further information in relation to Simon Lough

Save for the information above and below, there are no further disclosures to be made in accordance with Rule 17, Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies in respect of the appointment Simon Lough.

   Full name:          Simon Nicholas Lough 
   Age:                   56 years old 

Mr Lough currently holds the following directorships:

Haberdashers' Aske's Federation Trust (Registered Charity: 1001489)

Environmental Vision (Registered Charity: 1095328)

In the last five years, Mr Lough held the following directorships:

Fulham Boys School Limited

Heartwood Group

Heartwood ACD Limited

Heartwood Second Nominees Limited

Heartwood Nominees Limited

Heartwood Wealth Management Limited

Heartwood Wealth Group Limited

Mr Lough does not have any interest in the share capital of the Company.

This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact rns@lseg.com or visit www.rns.com.

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