RNS Number : 0204D
09 September 2008
9 September 2008
Change in Directorate - Appointment of Ian Griffiths as Group Finance Director
ITV plc has today appointed Ian Griffiths as an Executive Director of the Company in the role of Group Finance Director, reporting to Chief Operating Officer, John Cresswell.
Ian Griffiths' early career was with Ernst & Young where he worked in the corporate finance team before joining EMAP plc where he held a number of senior roles including Group Finance Director from 2005 until 2008.
John Cresswell, Chief Operating Officer of ITV plc, said:
'We are very pleased to have recruited such a respected and experienced candidate as Finance Director. He will be a key member of our executive team, working to deliver our plans for improving financial performance.'
Michael Grade, Executive Chairman of ITV plc, said:
'Ian has demonstrated his ability as a Finance Director in the media sector and will make a valuable contribution to the Company as we continue to implement our Turnaround strategy.'
Ian Griffiths said:
'This is an exciting opportunity in a vibrant and rapidly developing media sector. I am delighted to be joining ITV as Group Finance Director and look forward to contributing to the implementation of the Turnaround strategy.'
ITV confirms that no disclosure is necessary in respect of Ian Griffiths as required by Listing Rule 9.6.13 other than to note his former directorship of EMAP plc.
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Notes for Editors
Ian Griffiths joined EMAP plc in 1994 and was Group Finance Director from 20 October 2005 until 9 April 2008.
He held a number of senior finance roles within EMAP and led many projects delivering structural and systems changes in the group's operations.
He developed strong relationships with both institutional shareholders and the wider financial and City community.
Prior to joining EMAP, Ian Griffiths was at Ernst & Young for six years, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and working with a variety of industry sectors before joining the corporate finance team.
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