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Friday 25 September, 2020

Purplebricks Group

Board Appointment

RNS Number : 0655A
Purplebricks Group PLC
25 September 2020
 

  25 September 2020

Purplebricks Group plc

("Purplebricks" or the "Company")

Board Appointment

Purplebricks, the UK's leading hybrid estate agency, is pleased to announce that Elona Mortimer- Zhika is to join the Purplebricks Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee with immediate effect.  

A qualified chartered accountant, Elona is Chief Executive Officer of IRIS Software Group, one of the UK's largest privately held software companies, and provider of mission-critical operational software and services that help businesses be more productive, more engaged and compliant. IRIS is backed by Hg, Europe's leading software investor.  Elona is responsible for guiding the strategic direction and managing all operations across the Group.

Elona joined IRIS in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer, was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2018, and became Chief Executive Officer in September 2019.  Before joining IRIS, Elona held several senior leadership roles at big four accountancy firms and PE-backed businesses, including Mavenir, Acision, Arthur Anderson and Deloitte.

Elona has a First Class Honours Degree in Accounting and Economics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Awards include Global Banking and Finance Businesswoman of the Year UK 2020 and the Venus National Finance Professional of the Year 2018.

Paul Pindar, Chairman of Purplebricks, commented:

"On behalf of my colleagues, we are delighted to welcome Elona to the Purplebricks' Board. Elona is the CEO of one of the UK's most successful, most valuable and fastest growing software companies and her experience will be invaluable to Purplebricks as we embark on the next stage of our growth. As an experienced chartered accountant, Elona will also take on the role of chairing Purplebricks's Audit Committee."

The following information is disclosed in accordance with Rule 17 and paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies:

 

Elona Mortimer-Zhika (aged 40) holds or has held the following directorships or partnerships in the past five years:

Current directorships/partnerships

 

Past directorships/partnerships

STAR PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS LIMITED

IRIS SOLUTIONS LIMITED

STAR COMPUTER GROUP LIMITED

KEYTIME HOLDINGS LIMITED

BLAYHALL PROFESSIONAL LIMITED

PROFESSIONAL TAX PRACTICE LIMITED

FMP GLOBAL HOLDINGS LIMITED

PTP SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LIMITED

FMP GLOBAL MIDCO LIMITED

RIVAL SOFTWARE LIMITED

FMP GLOBAL BIDCO LIMITED

SPOTON SOFTWARE LIMITED

EUROWAGE LIMITED

TRANSACTION TECHNOLOGY TRUSTEES LIMITED

FMP HR AND PAYROLL SOFTWARE LIMITED

WEBSMITHS GROUP LTD

MCN HOLDINGS LIMITED

LEVEL10 LTD

FMP PAYROLL SERVICES LTD

FKK SOFTWARE LIMITED

MCN ASSOCIATES LIMITED

ALVESTON HOLDINGS LIMITED

INNERVISION MANAGEMENT LIMITED

BHIS LIMITED

MALIBU BIDCO LIMITED

BLUE MINERVA LIMITED

IRIS DEBTCO LIMITED

DRUMMOHR TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

IRIS MIDCO LIMITED

12PAY LIMITED

HOSTED ACCOUNTANTS LIMITED

SOFTWARE (HOLDCO 5) LIMITED

INDIGO MARKETING LIMITED

SOFTWARE (HOLDCO2) LIMITED

THE PRACTICE ENGINE COMPANY LIMITED

SOFTWARE (HOLDCO 4) LIMITED

THE PRACTICE ENGINE GROUP LIMITED


FASTRAK LIMITED


BIOSTORE LIMITED


PERENNIAL NEWCO 2 LTD


IRIS BIDCO LIMITED


PTP SOFTWARE LIMITED


IRIS SOFTWARE LIMITED


IRIS SOFTWARE GROUP LIMITED


IRIS RESOURCING LIMITED


IRIS PAYROLL SOLUTIONS LIMITED


IRIS HOLDINGS LIMITED


IRIS GROUP LIMITED


IRIS CAPITAL LIMITED


IRIS BUSINESS SOFTWARE LIMITED


INTEX (RADIOGRAPHIC) LIMITED


CASCADE HUMAN RESOURCES LIMITED


BEAUMONT SOLUTIONS LTD (04388455)


IRIS PAYROLL SOFTWARE LIMITED


Other disclosures (administrations/insolvencies etc)

 

None

 

There is no further information required to be disclosed under Rule 17 or paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.

-Ends-

For further information, please contact:

Purplebricks Group plc

[email protected]

 

Vic Darvey, Chief Executive Officer


 

Andy Botha, Chief Financial Officer


 



 

Zeus Capital (NOMAD)

+ 44 (0)20 3829 5000

 

Daniel Harris/Nick Cowles


 



 

 

Buchanan

+ 44 (0)20 7466 5000

David Rydell/ Jamie Hooper/ Kim van Beeck


 

 

About Purplebricks

Purplebricks is the UK's leading hybrid real estate agency . Purplebricks combines highly experienced and professional Local Property Experts with innovative technology to help make the process of selling, buying or letting more convenient, transparent and cost effective. Purplebricks shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange AIM market.

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