15th July 2014
Appointment of new Executive Director
McBride plc, Europe's leading supplier of private label household and personal care products, announces today the appointment of Chris Smith as Chief Finance Officer. Chris will be joining the Board in due course, at a date to be confirmed.
Chris joins from API Group plc where he is currently the Group Finance Director. Before joining API he worked with Scapa plc as Finance and IT Director, Europe and Asia. Prior to that he held a number of international financial roles with Courtaulds after qualifying with Coopers & Lybrand.
Iain Napier Chairman commented
" I would like to welcome Chris to McBride. He is a seasoned CFO who brings strong international experience in multi-site and multi-country organisations. I would like to wish him every success in his new role. The Board would also like to thank Richard Armitage for his contribution over the last four and a half years and wish him well for the future".
Richard Armitage, the current CFO will leave the Company on 31st July, 2014, and David Main, Director of Finance, will act as Interim Chief Finance Officer until Chris Smith joins McBride.
There is no other information required to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph 9.6.13 R of the Listing Rules.
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