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Thursday 18 March, 2010

Clarity Commerce

Board Changes

RNS Number : 8200I
Clarity Commerce Solutions PLC
18 March 2010
 



18 March 2010

 

CLARITY COMMERCE SOLUTIONS plc

 

("Clarity", the "Company" or the "Group")

 

Board Changes

 

Clarity, a leading supplier of software solutions for the hospitality, retail, leisure and entertainment sectors, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Non-executive Directors, David Bennett and Colin Wells to the Board with effect from 1 April 2010.

 

David Jonathan Bennett (48) has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University, and brings to Clarity the benefits of a considerable range of experience and skills in the financial services sector, culminating in his role as Chief Executive Officer of Alliance and Leicester plc, prior to its sale to Santander UK plc in [2008]. He was retained by Santander after the acquisition, but has recently decided to pursue a wider career in non-executive roles. He is currently a non-executive Director of easyJet plc where he chairs the Audit Committee and is also a non-executive Director of Pacnet Limited, a Pan-Asian provider of telecommunications/internet systems connectivity.

 

Colin Kenelm Wells (61) is currently Non-executive Chairman of AIM quoted Prologic plc, and also provides consultancy services within the ICT sector. He has spent his entire career in the IT industry. His early career was with Burroughs and IBM and he has also held several senior positions in the ICT sector, including board roles at JBS Computer Services (a SaaS company), JBA plc (an ERP provider) and at CSG plc. He has a remarkable track record of achievement, not only at board level, but also in the vital area of sales and marketing, having a well-deserved reputation for turning opportunities into actual contracts.

 

The Company also announces that Steve Bellamy has decided to step down as a Non-executive Director in order to devote more time to his other interests.

 

Commenting on these changes, Sir Colin Chandler, Chairman, said;

 

"At this next stage of Clarity's development, I cannot think of two better appointments than those of David Bennett and Colin Wells. It is especially encouraging that they were attracted to join us by their independent assessments of Clarity's potential. Their respective experience and expertise, combined with those of our other members of the Board, give us a range of talents which provide the ideal leadership to take Clarity forward in delivering its strategy for above average profitable growth. I am looking forward eagerly to us working together in pursuit of this objective. My colleagues and I will be sorry to see Steve leave the Board. Steve's skills were very valuable to us during the turnaround of Clarity over the past two years and we are grateful for his significant contribution."

 

Colin Wells holds or has held the following directorships or been a partner in the following partnerships within five years prior to this appointment:

 

Current directorships/partnerships

Previous directorships/partnerships

Alveley Recreation Association

Jubilee Arts

Multihistory

The Public Limited

 

The Royal Shakespeare Company

 

Colin was a director of The Public Limited, between February 2002 and August 2006. On 15 March 2006, The Public Limited was placed in administration.

 

There are no further disclosures to be made in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules.

 

 

Enquiries:

 

Clarity Commerce Solutions plc

Ken Smith, CEO                                   01256 365 150

 

Arbuthnot Securities Limited

Alasdair Younie/Ben Wells           020 7012 2000

 

Biddicks

Shane Dolan                                        020 7448 1000

 

 

About Clarity Commerce Solutions

 

Clarity Commerce Solutions plc offers technology solutions which span all levels of consumer interaction, from simple ticketing through to highly complicated consumer behaviour tracking and loyalty programmes. Clarity Commerce Solutions plc has installations in over 7,000 sites across the world within all sub-segments of the retail, leisure and entertainment industries. It is our mission to help customers effectively compete, win and retain a loyal, profitable customer base. Established in 1993, Clarity is headquartered in Basingstoke, United Kingdom and has over 750 unique customers worldwide. Key sectors include Retail, Entertainment, Leisure, Hospitality, Accommodation, Food and Drink.

 

www.claritycommerce.com

 

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