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Monday 12 November, 2018

Manx Telecom PLC

Appointment of New CFO

RNS Number : 9643G
Manx Telecom PLC
12 November 2018
 

12 November 2018

Manx Telecom plc

 

Appointment of New CFO

Manx Telecom Plc (AIM: MANX), the leading communication solutions provider on the Isle of Man, is pleased to announce the appointment of Iarla Hughes as Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Board with immediate effect. 

Iarla joins from International Aerospace Coatings LLP, where he has been Group Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for over 3 years.  With more than 8 years' experience in the telecoms industry, Iarla previously held a General Manager position at Cable & Wireless Ireland before becoming Chief Financial Officer at Digicel Turks and Caicos.  He spent a number of years in various senior finance roles at Cable and Wireless plc and Vodafone.

While at Caribbean telecoms provider Digicel, Iarla had financial responsibility for the purchase and integration of West Indies Video (WIV), a high-speed broadband and cable TV service in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Gary Lamb, Chief Executive Officer said:

"Iarla brings with him extensive experience of leading finance teams in large scale international businesses, as well as on-island telecoms and will be a fantastic addition to the Board and senior management team. I am pleased to welcome Iarla as permanent CFO and I am looking forward to working with him on executing our strategy of maintaining our leading market position, whilst investing for growth. I would also like to thank Paul Tierney for his contribution as Interim CFO, which was highly valued by the Board."

Iarla Hughes added:

"Manx Telecom has a reputation in the industry for its solid core business and innovative, customer focused approach.  I am delighted to be joining the team at this exciting time and helping to build on the work done so far through its transformation program and realise its growth both on the Island and internationally."

The following information regarding the appointment of Iarla Hughes, aged 36, is disclosed in accordance with Rule 17 and paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM rules.

Current directorships/ partnerships:

·     None

 

Previous directorships/ partnerships held in the past five years:

·     Thus Limited

·     Energis Ireland Limited

·     Vodafone Global Network Limited

·     Energis Communications (Ireland) Limited

·     Cable & Wireless Ireland Limited

·     Stentor Limited

·     Cable & Wireless GN Limited

·     Cable & Wireless Services (Ireland) Limited

·     Vodafone Enterprise Global Limited

·     VF Ireland Property Holdings Limited

 

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For further enquiries, please contact:

Manx Telecom plc

+44 (0) 1624 636100

Sally Lawrence, Company Secretary

 

               

 

Liberum (Nominated Adviser and Corporate Broker)

+44 (0)20 3100 2000

Steve Pearce

 

Josh Hughes

 

Euan Brown       

 

               

 

Oakley Advisory (Financial Adviser)

+44 (0) 20 7766 6900

Christian Maher

 

Victoria Boxall 

 

               

 

Powerscourt Group (Public Relations)

+44 (0) 20 7250 1446

Elly Williamson

 

Celine MacDougall         

 

About Manx Telecom

Manx Telecom is the leading communication solutions provider on the Isle of Man, providing a wide range of Fixed Line, Broadband, Mobile and Data Centre services to retail, business and public sector customers on the island, as well as a growing portfolio of innovative hosting and "Smart SIM" solutions to global customers.

The Company focuses on providing outstanding customer experience, high-quality and high-availability networks achieving 99% 4G and 93% superfast fibre broadband population coverage, and consistent first-to-local-market roll-out of new products for homes and businesses.

Manx Telecom is the only operator of a Fixed Line network and is currently investing in state of the art 1 Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband for both its consumer and business customer base. The Company has three data centres, two of which are Tier 3 designed, plus international connectivity, and its operations are business-critical to the economic strategy of the Isle of Man.

One of the Isle of Man's largest employers with around 300 staff, Manx Telecom plays a major role in the wider community through a range of activities including: charitable donations, sponsorships and corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Manx Telecom is strengthening its core market position whilst exploring new market opportunities on and off-island, leveraging its telecommunications expertise and mobile technology platform. In 2016, the Company launched its business incubator Vannin Ventures, focused on identifying and investing in new products, services and business opportunities as part of the Group's long-term growth strategy.

Manx Telecom is listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: MANX). www.manxtelecom.com  


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