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Avanti Comms Group (AVN)


Thursday 20 June, 2019

Avanti Comms Group

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 8078C
Avanti Communications Group Plc
20 June 2019

20 June 2019

Avanti Communications Group plc

Directorate Change

Avanti Communications Group plc ("Avanti" or the "Company") announces that Christopher William McLaughlin has joined the Board of Avanti as a non-executive director with effect from 20 June 2019.

Chris McLaughlin was a non-executive director of the Company from 1 September 2017 until 30 May 2018 when he stepped down from the Board and was appointed as Avanti's Chief of Corporate and External Affairs.

Chris McLaughlin is a FTSE-experienced, corporate and government marketing and communications specialist. He has an extensive background within new and emerging technology sectors. Joining Inmarsat plc in March 2004, prior to the successful 2005 IPO, he was a member of the senior executive management team and Chief Marketing Officer until January 2017. He was responsible for all global government, reputational, CSR, marketing, brand and sponsorship activity at the company. Chris has wide experience in emerging markets and demanding regulatory environments Producer and host of multiple global partner events, he was also responsible for the technology-proving, Volvo Ocean Race sponsorship from 2005, which continues. He has held similar international roles at Philip Morris International, Visa International, ITV, The BBC and worked in the Private Equity environment, acquiring and operating cable television groups in Europe.

The following information is disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:

Mr. Christopher McLaughlin (aged 61) is founder, managing partner and director of Cornwell Associates Limited and Cornwell Advisory Limited and neither holds, or has held in the last five years, any other directorships or partnerships.

Mr. McLaughlin currently holds no interest in the ordinary share capital of the Company.

Save as disclosed, there are no other disclosures required in relation to Rule 17 or paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.


For further information, please contact:

Avanti Communications



Nigel Fox
Tel: +44 20 7749 1600


Cenkos Securities (Nomad)




Katy Birkin, Max Hartley
Tel: +44 207 397 8900



Newgate Communications

Adam Lloyd

Tel: +44 (0)20 3757 9842 


About Avanti

Avanti connects people wherever they are. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and partners in 118 countries, our network provides ubiquitous internet service to an end market of over 1.7bn people. Avanti works together with like-minded people and organisations to go the extra mile, developing new, innovative and pioneering satellite solutions that help to liberate the potential of people, businesses and government departments across EMEA. We have invested $1.2bn in the latest Ka-band satellite technology and shaped it to meet our customers' aspirations.

Avanti is listed in London on AIM (AVN: LSE). 

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