The Company today announces the appointment of Vinodka (Vin) Murria OBE as a non-executive director and Deputy Chair of the Board, effective today.
Ms Murria was appointed OBE in 2018 for services to the digital economy. During her executive career she was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Computer Software Group plc from 2008 until 2015 and, prior to that, was Chief Executive Officer of Computer Software Group plc from 2002 until 2007.
Ms Murria is a shareholder in the Company whose beneficial interest amounts to a total holding of 15,237,985 ordinary shares in the Company and represents approximately 12.45% of the issued share capital of the Company.
Commenting on the appointment, Gareth Davis, Chairman of M&C Saatchi, said:
"I am delighted to welcome Vin to the M&C Saatchi plc Board. Her considerable depth of business experience and skills will be of great value to the Board as we move forward with our revised strategy and growth ambitions."
Commenting on the appointment, Vin Murria, said:
"As a founder and CEO of technology focused businesses, I am delighted to be working with the Company, which is itself driven by entrepreneurs. It is a privilege to be part of the journey, supporting the Board in harnessing M&C Saatchi's creative talent, technology and data and helping to drive its growth ambitions."
In accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies, Vin Murria (aged 57 years) holds/has held the following directorships/partnerships in the last five years:
SVB UK Limited
Summerway Capital Plc
Marwyn Acquisition Company Limited
Pythagoras Communications Holdings Limited
Pythagoras Communications Limited
XCD HR Limited
PS Foundation VM
AV Corporate Services Limited
DWF Group plc
Sophos Group plc
Zoopla Group plc
Chime Communications plc
ADV Software Limited
ADV Technology Limited
Cloudhouse Technologies Ltd
Data Accelerator Limited
Data Cloud Limited
Elderstreet Holdings Limited
Elderstreet Investments Limited
Finncap Group Plc
Hay Hill Wealth Management Limited
Intercede 2445 Limited