RNS Number : 0747B
11 August 2008
11 August 2008
Change in Directorate
On 11 August 2008 Andy Haste was appointed a non-executive director of ITV plc. Andy Haste is Group Chief Executive of RSA Insurance Group plc and has previously worked in the finance and banking sector. He will join the Nomination Committee of the Board on appointment.
He brings significant experience of successful business improvement and will greatly contribute to the Board's implementation of ITV's Turnaround strategy.
Michael Grade, Executive Chairman, said:
'We are delighted to welcome Andy Haste to the Board of ITV. He is a proven implementer with an excellent track record of managing change and delivering improved performance. We look forward to his input to our Board discussions as we implement our content led strategy and grow our production and online assets.'
ITV confirms that no disclosure is necessary in respect of Andy Haste as required by Listing Rule 9.6.13 other than to note his directorship of RSA Insurance Group plc.
For further information please contact:
Tel: 020 7156 6000
Christy Swords - Director of Investor Relations
Mark Gallagher - Group Director of Corporate Affairs
Louise Evans - Head of Press, Financial and Commercial
Tulchan Communications Group
Tel: 020 7353 4200
Website: www.itv.com, investor information: www.itvplc.com
Andy Haste was appointed Group Chief Executive of RSA Insurance Group plc ('RSA') in April 2003. He has led the turnaround of RSA over the last five years, including a successful £1bn rights issue, strategic exit from the life and pensions industry and disposal of non-core and legacy operations including the US. He has also significantly upgraded the leadership capability and performance management culture across the Group while driving major operational improvements, delivering sustainable profitable performance.
He was previously Chief Executive of AXA Sun Life, one of the market leaders in the UK life and pensions industry, and an Executive Director of AXA UK. He was appointed Chief Executive of AXA Sun Life in 1999, responsible for the company's strategic development, operations and overall financial performance. He led the successful repositioning of the AXA Sun Life business in the UK.
Andy Haste was previously President and CEO, Global Consumer Finance Europe at GE Capital, responsible for operations employing some 13,500 staff across 12 countries. This business unit covered such activities as private label credit cards, personal lending, bank cards, sales finance, and insurance products throughout the UK, Western Europe and Eastern Europe.
Prior to joining GE Capital, he spent 16 years with National Westminster Bank Group, both in the UK and USA. From 1992 to 1995, he headed the consumer loan products division of NatWest Bank's US operations. In 1995 he was appointed President of the bank's US consumer credit business.
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