Westminster Group PLC – WSG – Directorate Changes

Westminster Group PLC – WSG – Directorate Changes

Westminster Group Plc ('Westminster', the 'Group' or the 'Company'), the AIM listed supplier of managed security services and technology-based security solutions to governments and government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGO's) and blue-chip commercial organisations worldwide, announces the following directorate changes.


Lady Patricia Lewis (Patsy Baker)

After several years' valuable service, Lady Patricia Lewis (Patsy Baker) will be stepping down from her role as Non-Executive Director as of 1 November 2021, in order spend more time on her other commitments.


Major General (Retired) Graham John Binns, CBE, DSO, MC


Westminster is pleased to announce the appointment of Major General (Retired) Graham John Binns, CBE, DSO, MC to the Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 November 2021.


Graham Binns, aged 64, is a highly decorated retired British Army officer with over 10 years' experience as a senior board level executive in the commercial security sector.


Graham served as General Officer Commanding 1st (UK) Armoured Division and then Commandant Joint Services Command and Staff College, retiring in 2010. He had previously commanded the 7th Armoured Brigade (the "Desert Rats") during Operation Telic 1 when the brigade took Basra in southern Iraq.


Following his military career, Graham was recruited as Chief Executive Officer of Aegis Defence Services Ltd. providing security services to governments and major corporations throughout the Middle East and Africa, with revenues of £300m and a staff of over 3,000.


Following the acquisition of Aegis by GardaWorld, the world's largest privately owned security group with 122,000 employees and a turnover of $3billion, Graham served for several years as Senior Managing Director of GardaWorld International Protective Services, and more recently as their senior advisor on strategic client relationships.


Commenting on the changes, Westminster's Chairman, Rt Hon Sir Tony Baldry, said:


"I would firstly like to express my and the Board's appreciation for Patsy's dedication and hard work over the past few years. She has made a positive contribution to the Group and was a valued board member.


"Secondly we are delighted Graham has agreed to join the Board of Westminster and I am sure his experience gained in both the military and the security sector, not least in emerging markets, will be invaluable to Westminster in the next stage of our growth."


Commenting on his appointment Graham Binns added:


 "I am pleased to be joining the Westminster Group at this time.


"I am aware of the many exciting opportunities the Group is developing, and believe I can contribute to assist the executive with this growth."


Director Disclosures


The following details in relation to the appointment of Graham Binns are disclosed in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules:


Major General (Retired) Graham John Binns, CBE, DSO, MC, 64, has been director of the following companies during the five years preceding the date of this announcement:


Current directorships

Past directorships held within the last five years

Graham Binns Consulting Ltd

Aethos Limited

20 Denbigh Street Residents Assoc Limited

Aethos Strategic Comms Limited

York Golf Club Limited

Trident 3 Limited

Trident 4 Limited

Rubicon Global Solutions Limited

Aria Advisory Limited

GardaWorld Foundation Limited

Aegis Defence Services Limited

Firegap Limited


GardaWorld Recruitment Limited

Rubicon International Services Limited

Aegis Response Limited

SIGEA Limited

Armed Forces Para Snowsports Team


There are no other disclosures in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules.

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