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Thursday 24 May, 2012

Cable&Wireless Comms

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 9927D
Cable & Wireless Communications PLC
24 May 2012


24 May 2012



Cable & Wireless Communications Plc today announces the following changes to its Board of Directors:


·     Mary Francis will retire as a Non-executive Director with effect from the end of her current term on 30 June 2012.


·     Alison Platt will join the Cable & Wireless Communications Plc Board of Directors as a Non-executive Director from 1 June 2012. She will also become a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Alison is Divisional Managing Director at Bupa, responsible for Europe and North America, a position she has held since 2009. Alison is also Chair of Opportunity Now, which seeks to accelerate change for women in the workplace.


Mary Francis will be succeeded as Chair of the Remuneration Committee by Simon Ball who, in turn, will be succeeded as Chair of the Audit Committee by Ian Tyler; both changes will be effective from 1 June 2012. With effect from the same date Sir Richard Lapthorne will cease to serve as a member of the Remuneration Committee.


Sir Richard Lapthorne, Cable & Wireless Communications Chairman commented:


"On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to welcome Alison Platt as a Non-executive Director. Alison's breadth of executive experience gained through her successful executive career at Bupa and prior to that at British Airways, will make a valuable contribution to the Board."


"The Board is extremely grateful for the significant contribution that Mary has made as a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee."


No further information is required to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13.




Cable & Wireless Communications


Lachlan Johnston

+44(0) 207 315 4006 / +44 (0) 7800 021 405

Steve Smith

+44(0) 207 315 4070/ +44 (0) 7785 778 375




Kunal Patel

+44(0) 20 7315 4083

Mike Gittins

+44(0) 20 7315 4184


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