The Capita Group Plc
Changes to the Capita Group Board
The Capita Group Plc ("Capita") announces the following changes to the Group
Board to support the continued growth of the Company.
Simon Pilling, who currently shares the role of Joint Chief Operating Officer
with Paddy Doyle, will take on this role exclusively from 1 August 2008 and
will become Capita's Chief Operating Officer.
Paddy Doyle has decided to make an orderly transition to a part time role. He
has agreed to remain an Executive member of the Group Board, in both a full
time and then part time capacity. Paddy will be full time up to 31 December
2008 and thereafter he will move to working two days a week for Capita.
Maggi Bell will join the Group Board as an executive director, with effect from
1 August 2008. Since joining Capita in 1999, Maggi has run a number of our
businesses and in recent years, she has led and developed our sales operations
across the Group as the Group's Sales & Marketing Director. She now becomes the
Group's Business Development Director.
Martin Bolland joined the board on the 1 March 2008 as a Non-Executive Director
and at the same time we also announced that Peter Cawdron would be retiring as
a Non-Executive Director with effect from 30 September 2008. Following Peter's
retirement, Martin will be appointed a member of the Remuneration, Nomination
and Audit Committees. He will also become Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Martin is a Chartered Accountant and has held a number of senior financial
positions and therefore the Board feels he has the requisite knowledge and
experience to assume this role. He will also be appointed as the Senior
Paul Pindar, Chief Executive of The Capita Group Plc, commented,
"These changes to our Group Board are being made to support our continued
growth. Since joining Capita in 1999, Simon's professional and operational
skills have enabled him to make a huge contribution to Capita's development.
We wish him well in his new, enlarged role. Maggi has made a tremendous
contribution to Capita since joining in 1999 and she will make an excellent
addition to our Board as we continue to broaden and strengthen the Board's
skills. Paddy's ability and judgement have played a key role in our success and
we are therefore delighted he has agreed to remain an Executive member of the
Group Board. We wish Paddy well as he broadens his life outside of Capita while
continuing to have a major role with us in the future. Martin has already made
a strong contribution to the Board and I am delighted that he will take on the
role of Senior Independent Director at the end of September."
For further information please contact :
The Capita Group Plc
Paul Pindar, Chief Executive
Tel : 020 7799 1525
The Capita Group Plc Press Office
Tel : 0870 2400 488
Notes to Editors
The Company has no further information to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13
of the UK Listing Authority Listing Rules.
Maggi Bell's options have been previously disclosed in her previous position as
a PDMR within the business. For clarity these are detailed below:
Date Description Amount
As at Ordinary Shares 0
As at SAYE 0
As at SMSS - LTIP 30,000
As at ESOS 75,000
As at ESOS (Approved) 4,467
As at Deferred Bonus 171,779
As at Share Ownership 0
Further information on The Capita Group Plc can be found at : www.capita.co.uk