Northcoders Group PLC – CODE – Directorate Change

Northcoders Group PLC – CODE – Directorate Change

Northcoders (AIM: CODE), an independent provider of training programmes for software coding, today announces that Group Chair Sandy Lindsay has retired from the Board as of 4 January 2022. The Group is pleased to announce that Sandy has been succeeded by Angela Williams, who formally joined the Board on 4 January 2022.

Angela is an experienced non-executive director with significant UK and international PLC experience, working with both B2B and B2C companies across a range of sectors throughout her 30 year career. She has held senior executive roles for companies such as British Airways, Sodexo PLC, Centrica PLC and Land Securities PLC, and most recently was brought in as interim Group Chief People Officer of Post Office Ltd offering her transformation and change expertise. She has held a number of non-executive directorships including Which? Financial Services Ltd, Central & Cecil Housing Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and Energy and Utility Skills.

Alongside her HR credentials and considerable technology sector knowledge, Angela brings particular expertise in strategy design and delivery, leading and creating customer focused businesses and teams.

Angela was Non-Executive Chairman of Curo Compensation Ltd, a private equity backed software as a service ('SaaS') technology company, leaving the Board after its sale in July 2021. She is currently Non-Executive Director of digital consulting and services company, AND.Digital Ltd. She is also Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee for Sovereign Housing Association and UK joint defence organisation, Defence Equipment and Support (DES).


Sandy Lindsay commented: "After a fantastic four years with Northcoders, I feel the timing is right to retire from the Board alongside a number of my non-executive positions. It has been a great pleasure working with the team during a period of such rapid growth, and particularly as the Group reached an important milestone when we successfully completed our AIM IPO last July.  I'd like to thank my fellow Board members for their collaborative spirit and continued support throughout my time with the business, and wish them all the best for the Group's very bright future."


Angela Williams commented: "I am delighted to be joining Northcoders at such an exciting time for the Group and to become a part of its mission to address the ever growing digital skills gap across the UK. I very much looking forward to working with the Board and the Northcoders team to continue the excellent momentum the Group has seen in the past 12 months, as it continues to deliver on the growth strategy set out at IPO."


In accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules, Angela Marion Williams, aged 52, holds or has held in the past five years the following directorships and partnerships:

Current Directorships

Directorships within last 5 years Ltd

Curo Compensation Ltd

Angela Williams, Consulting, Advisory & Interim Services Ltd

Which? Financial Services Ltd

Angela is also a Director/ Trustee of Sovereign Housing Association Ltd and UK joint defence organisation Defence Equipment and Support (DES). Within the last 5 years, Angela was a Director/Trustee of Central & Cecil Housing Trust.

There is no further information required to be disclosed in respect of the above appointment pursuant to Rule 17 and Schedule 2 (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

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