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08 October 2010
8 October 2010
Appointment of non-executive director
Future, the special-interest media group, announces that it has appointed Mark Whiteling as a non-executive Director with effect from 8th October 2010.
Since 2006 Mark Whiteling has been Chief Financial Officer of FTSE 250 company Premier Farnell plc. Premier Farnell is a leading multi-channel distributor of products and services to design and purchasing professionals globally, with over 45% of its business transacted via the web. Mark's prior experience includes Group Finance Director of Communisis plc, the pan-European print management/direct mail group and Tibbett & Britten plc, a FTSE 250 logistics company, as well as roles at SmithKline Beecham plc in both the USA and Europe.
Mark has a Master of Commerce degree and qualifications as both a New Zealand ACA and an American CPA.
As previously announced, Patrick Taylor has decided not to put himself forward for re-election at the Company's next Annual General Meeting in early 2011. The Board anticipates appointing Mark Whiteling as chair of the audit committee in succession to Patrick Taylor at that time.
Roger Parry, Future's Chairman, commented:
'We are delighted to welcome Mark to the Board. In addition to his varied financial and public company experience, he will bring significant international perspective to the Board.'
There are no additional details relating to the appointment of Mark Whiteling requiring disclosure under the Listing Rules.
Stevie Spring, Chief Executive Tel: 020 7042 4007
John Bowman, Group Finance Director Tel: 020 7042 4031
Charles Palmer, Nicola Biles Tel: 020 7831 3113
About Future: Future plc is an international special-interest media group, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events. We hold market-leading positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock, Guitar World and Official Xbox Magazine. Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, and techradar.com. Future sells more than 3 million magazines each month; we attract more than 20 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 27 annual live events. In addition, Future exports or syndicates publications to 90 countries, making us the UK's number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.
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