CentralNic Group plc (AIM: CNIC), the global internet platform which helps online consumers make informed choices, announces the appointment to its board of Marie Holive as an Independent Non-Executive Director effective immediately following today's Annual General Meeting ("AGM"). Marie will be Chair of the audit committee and a member of the remuneration committee.
Marie has significant experience in global media markets as both an executive and non-executive director. Marie is currently a NED and Chair of the Audit Committee for Nexters Inc, a NASDAQ listed game development company, and a senior advisor for Proteus International LLC, a coaching, consulting, and training firm focused on supporting Boards and executive leaders. Prior to her current roles, Marie spent nine years at NBC Universal, the first seven as Chief Financial Officer and the final two as Managing Director for NBC Universal International Networks, where she was responsible for c.$700 million of revenues and 750 employees. Prior to working at NBC Universal, Marie was a senior audit manager at General Electric. As well as MBAs from London Business School and Columbia Business School, Marie, an engineer by background, has completed the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma and the 'Women on Boards: Succeeding as a Corporate Director' Harvard Business School Executive Education programme.
In addition, Thomas Rickert has notified the Company that he does not intend to stand for re-election as a Director of the Company at AGM. Thomas has been a Non-Executive Director of CentralNic since its IPO in 2013. As a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair, Thomas has supported the Group through a sustained period of record growth. The Board would like to thank Thomas for his support and wish him every success prospectively. The resolution regarding Thomas's re-election set out in the Company's Notice of AGM published on 27 March 2023 will not be proposed at the AGM. The withdrawal of Resolution 4 does not otherwise affect the validity of the Notice of Annual General Meeting, the proxy form or any proxy votes already submitted on other resolutions. The numbering of all other proposed resolutions at the Annual General Meeting will remain unchanged.
Michael Riedl, CEO of CentralNic commented:
"I am delighted to announce that Marie Holive joins our board. It is a testament to CentralNic's ability to attract top talent. Her extensive experience in global media markets and executive leadership will be a valuable asset to our company as we continue to grow and innovate."
Iain McDonald, Chairman of CentralNic said: "Thomas's tenure on our board has been invaluable. His expertise and guidance as our Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair have helped steer us through a period of remarkable growth. We wish him all the best for his future endeavors and are grateful for his contributions to CentralNic."