Directorate Change - Appointment of CFO

Surgical Innovations Group PLC
10 June 2024


Surgical Innovations Group Plc

 ("Surgical Innovations", the "Company", or the "Group")


Directorate Change

Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

 Commercially focused MBA-qualified finance professional brings 20+ years of relevant experience to the Group


Surgical Innovations Group Plc (AIM: SUN), the designer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative technology for minimally invasive surgery, announces the appointment of Chris Martin as Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") and an Executive Director of the Board, effective Monday 10 June 2024. Chris takes over from Interim Financial Consultant, Michael Roper, who will stay on to provide a handover and facilitate a smooth transition.


Chris brings with him over 20 years' experience as a Finance Director in various manufacturing organisations. His most recent role was with Weir Plc, where he served as Regional Finance Director for Europe, North Africa, and Central Asia for six years. Prior to this, from 2004, Chris held Finance Director positions with Jeld-Wen UK, Laing O'Rourke, The Latium Group, and Lafarge S.A.. He obtained an MBA in 2014 and began his finance career in Lafarge Roofing Ltd (part of Lafarge S.A, formerly Redland Plc) in 1990.


CEO, David Marsh, commented: "Chris brings a wealth of experience in growing and improving business performance, managing change, implementing new systems, and developing high-performing teams. We are confident that his expertise and leadership will be valuable to Surgical Innovations as we continue to drive our strategic initiatives forward.


"We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Michael Roper, our Interim Financial Consultant, for his guidance and advice over the past few months."


The following details are disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two Paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:


Christopher ("Chris") Jonathan Martin, age 55, holds or has held the following directorships in the past five years:


Current Directorships


Directorships held within the last five years

Weir Mineral Europe Limited


There are no further disclosures required to be made in relation to AIM Rule 17.


For further information please contact:


Surgical Innovations Group plc

www sigroupplc com

David Marsh, CEO

Chris Martin, CFO

Tel: 0113 230 7597

Singer Capital Markets (Nominated Adviser & Broker)

Tel: 020 7496 3000

Aubrey Powell / Oliver Platts

Walbrook PR (Financial PR & Investor Relations)

Tel: 020 7933 8780 or

Paul McManus / Charlotte Edgar

Mob: 07980 541 893 / 07884 664 686



About Surgical Innovations Group plc

The Group specialises in the design, manufacture, sale and distribution of innovative, high quality medical products, primarily for use in minimally invasive surgery. Our product and business development is guided and supported by a key group of nationally and internationally renowned surgeons across the spectrum of minimally invasive surgical activity.


We design and manufacture and source our branded port access systems, surgical instruments and retraction devices which are sold directly in the UK home market through our subsidiary, Elemental Healthcare, and exported widely through a global network of trusted distribution partners. Many of our products in this field are based on a "resposable" concept, in which the products are part reusable, part disposable, offering a high quality and environmentally responsible solution at a cost that is competitive against fully disposable alternatives.


Elemental also has exclusive UK distribution for a select portfolio of specialist products employed in laparoscopy, bariatric and metabolic surgery, hernia repair and breast reconstruction.


In addition, we design and develop medical devices for carefully selected OEM partners and have also collaborated with a major UK industrial partner to provide precision engineering solutions to complex problems outside the medical arena.


We aim for our brands to be recognised and respected by healthcare professionals in all major geographical markets in which we operate and provide by development, partnership or acquisition a broad portfolio of cost effective, procedure specific surgical instruments and implantable devices that offer reliable solutions to genuine clinical needs in the operating theatre environment.


Further information

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