Appointment of Non-Executive Director

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Tribal Group PLC
20 January 2020

20th January 2020

Tribal Group plc

("Tribal" or "the Group")

Appointment of a Director


Tribal (AIM: TRB), a leading provider of software and services to the international education market, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nigel Halkes as Non-Executive Director with effect from 20th January 2020 and Chair of the Audit Committee following the AGM in May 2020.

Nigel is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, qualifying with EY. He spent 35 years at EY and retired as Managing Partner, UK and Ireland Markets in 2013. During his three-year leadership, EY was the fastest growing of the 'Big 4' in the UK and Ireland. Between 1995 and 2003 Nigel was EY's National Industry Leader for Technology, Media & Telecoms.

Nigel has subsequently pursued a portfolio career. He was a Non-Executive Director at FreeAgent Holdings plc, a provider of Software-as-a-Service based accounting solutions, from its successful 2016 IPO to its acquisition by RBS in 2018. Nigel currently has Board positions as Chair of the Audit Committee and Member of the Remuneration Committee at I-Nexus Global plc and Hargreaves Services plc.

Richard Last, Chairman, commented:

"I am very pleased to welcome Nigel to the Board. His deep experience of advising and growing technology businesses during his executive and portfolio career will be highly valuable as we introduce Tribal Edge and execute our product roadmap strategy. I look forward to working with him."


Nigel Leslie Halkes (aged 64 years) currently holds or has held the following directorships or partnerships in the past five years:

Current directorships and / or partnerships

Previous directorships and / or partnerships held within the last five years

Hargreaves Services plc

FreeAgent Holdings plc

I-Nexus Global plc

Management Consulting Group plc 

EY Foundation Limited

Polka Children's Theatre Limited


There are no other matters which are required to be disclosed in accordance with Rule17 and paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies.





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About Tribal Group plc


Tribal Group plc is a pioneering world-leader of education software and services. Its portfolio includes Student Information Systems; a broad range of education services covering quality assurance, peer review, benchmarking and improvement; and student surveys that provide the leading global benchmarks for student experience. Working with Higher Education, Further and Tertiary Education, schools, Government and State bodies, training providers and employers, in over 55 countries; Tribal Group's mission is to empower the world of education with products and services that underpin student success.


This Statement has been prepared for and is addressed only to our shareholders as a whole and should not be relied on by any other party or for any other purpose.  Tribal, its directors, employees, agents or advisers do not accept or assume responsibility to any other person to whom this Statement is shown or into whose hands it may come and any such responsibility or liability is expressly disclaimed.  This Statement may contain forward-looking statements.  Any forward-looking statement has been made by the directors in good faith based on the information available to them up to the time of approval of this Statement and should be treated with caution due to the inherent uncertainties, including both economic and business risk factors, underlying such forward-looking information.  To the extent that this Statement contains any statement dealing with any time after the date of its preparation, such statement is merely predictive and speculative as it relates to events and circumstances which are yet to occur and therefore the facts stated and views expressed may change.  Tribal undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


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