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Tuesday 28 November, 2017

IG Design Group PLC

Appointment of CFO

RNS Number : 6551X
IG Design Group PLC
28 November 2017
 

28 November 2017

IG Design Group PLC

(the "Company", the "Group" or "Design Group")

Appointment of CFO

IG Design Group plc, one of the world's leading designers, innovators and manufacturers of celebration, gifting, stationery and creative play products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Giles Willits as Chief Financial Officer. Giles will replace Anthony Lawrinson, who is stepping down from the board as previously announced, effective from 2nd January 2018.

Giles, aged 51, has more than 20 years' experience in senior leadership and financial roles in multiple household name businesses. He was most recently the Chief Financial Officer of Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO), having joined prior to its IPO on AIM in 2007. Giles was pivotal in the Group's transition from AIM into a leading global FTSE 250 entertainment company and a household name, with properties such as Peppa Pig, The BFG and 12 Years a Slave in its portfolio. During his tenure the Group grew revenues to over £1bn and completed a number of strategic acquisitions including Alliance Films, The Mark Gordon Company and Peppa Pig. Giles was also formerly Director of Group Finance at J Sainsbury plc and Woolworths Group plc and qualified as a chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse Coopers.

John Charlton, Non-Executive Chairman, commented:

"We are delighted to welcome Giles to the Group and the Board. Giles has a wealth of experience working with major retail and media brands that we can draw upon and he will be an invaluable asset for the Group now and as we grow. Giles is joining at an exciting time for Design Group, as it embarks on its next stage of growth and we very much look forward to working with him to continue our successful journey."

The following details in relation to the appointment of Mr Willits are disclosed in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules:

 

Current directorships

Past directorships held within the last five years

Shearwater Group plc

Judy Willits Consulting Limited

 

 

10022632 Canada Inc

310 Holdings Inc

310 Holdings LLC

4384768 Canada Inc

4384768 Canada Inc

4399803 Canada Inc

4399803 Canada Inc

4399820 Canada Inc

4437497 Canada Inc

4437497 Canada Inc

4437497 Canada Inc%

4437519 Canada Inc

4437519 Canada Inc

6798535 Canada Inc

7508999 Canada Inc

7508999 Canada Inc

8324417 Canada Inc

8324417 Canada Inc

9161767 Canada Inc

9161767 Canada Inc

Alliance Cinemas Partnership

Alliance Films (UK) Dark Skies Limited

Alliance Films (UK) Development Limited

Alliance Films (UK) Limited

Alliance Films (UK) Sinister 2 Limited

Alliance Films Holdings Inc

Alliance Films Inc

Altamont Holdings Ltd

Astley Baker Davies Limited

Aurum Producciones SAU

Aurum Producciones SAU

COOPERATIEVE ENTERTAINMENT ONE FINANCE UA

Creative England-Entertainment One Global Television Initiative Limited

Death Row Acquisition LLC

Death Row Acquisition LLC

Earl Street Capital Inc

Earl Street Capital Inc

Earl Street Capital Inc

Entertainment One Australia Holdings Pty Ltd

Entertainment One Australia Pty Ltd

Entertainment One Belgium NV

Entertainment One Benelux BV

Entertainment One Canada Television Holdings Inc

Entertainment One EM Financing LLC

Entertainment One EM Financing LLC

Entertainment One Films Australia Pty Ltd

Entertainment One Films Canada Inc

Entertainment One Films Canada Inc 750

Entertainment One GP Limited

Entertainment One GP Limited

Entertainment One GP LLC

Entertainment One GP LLC

Entertainment One Holding Holland BV

Entertainment One Holdings USA Inc

Entertainment One Holdings USA Inc

Entertainment One Holdings USA Inc

Entertainment One Home Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd

Entertainment One Licensing US, Inc

Entertainment One Licensing US, Inc

Entertainment One Ltd

Entertainment One Ltd

Entertainment One Ltd

Entertainment One Overseas Holdings Limited

Entertainment One Television BAP Ltd%.

Entertainment One Television Holdings Ltd

Entertainment One Television International Ltd

Entertainment One Television USA Inc

Entertainment One UK Holdings Limited

Entertainment One UK Limited

Entertainment One UK Rights Limited

eOne Features (Alaska) Limited

eOne Features (Development) Limited

eOne Features (Halloween) Limited

eOne Features (IMS) Limited

eOne Features (Patrick) Limited

eOne Features (Ritual) Limited

eOne Features (S&O) Limited

eOne Features Insidious 4 Limited

eOne Films (BRR) Limited

eOne Films (EITS) Limited

eOne Films (MFTK) Limited

eOne Films AMTR Limited

eOne Films Australia Pty Ltd

eOne Films Insidious 3 Limited

Film Resources Limited

Force Four Entertainment Inc

Force Four Productions Ltd

Force Four Releasing Inc

FPO Communications Inc

Gaylord Production Company

Gaylord Production Company

Hakujin Productions Inc

Jaymac Distribution Inc

LVK Distribution Limited

Maple Pictures Corp

Maple Television Corp

Medusa Communications and Marketing Limited

Missing Productions III Corp

Mom P.I. II Productions Inc

Momentum Pictures (Canada), Inc

Momentum Pictures USA, Inc

Momentum Pictures, LLC

Motion Picture Distribution Inc

mymusicandvideo.com, LLC

National Entertainment Media Inc

P4 Holdings (USA), Inc

Paperny Development (US) Inc

Paperny Entertainment (US) Inc

Paperny Entertainment Inc

Paperny Films Development (2) Inc

Paperny Films Development Inc

Paperny Holdings Ltd.

Paperny Releasing Inc

Rubber Duck Entertainment Limited

Seville Productions (Dallaire) Inc

Seville Productions (Dallaire) Inc

Seville Productions (Dallaire) Inc

Seville Productions Inc

Suite Distribution Limited

Vidéoglobe 1 Inc

 

 

In relation to Schedule 2(g) (v) of the AIM Rules, Mr Willits resigned as a director of MVC Entertainment Limited on 29 July 2005 when the business was sold.  On 21 December 2005 the new owners of MVC appointed administrators.

 

There are no other disclosures in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules.

 

For further information, please contact:

IG Design Group plc                                       Tel: 0152 588 7310

Paul Fineman, Chief Executive

 

Cenkos Securities plc                                     Tel: 0207 397 8900

Bobbie Hilliam

Harry Hargreaves

Cameron MacRitchie

 

Alma PR                                                          Tel: 0203 865 9667

Rebecca Sanders-Hewett                                      

Susie Hudson

Helena Bogle


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