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Friday 31 July, 2020


Board Change

RNS Number : 6626U
31 July 2020





31 July 2020



Board Change


SSP Group plc (the "Company" or "SSP"), a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, is pleased to announce the appointment of Judy Vezmar as an independent non-executive director of the Company with effect from 1 August 2020. Judy will also serve as a member of the Board's Remuneration Committee.

From 2001 to 2014, Judy was chief executive officer of LexisNexis International, a global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics. Prior to LexisNexis, she held a number of executive leadership roles in sales, marketing and strategy within the Xerox Corporation in the United States and Europe.


Judy is currently a non-executive director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Ascential plc, a specialist information, data and analytics company, served as a non-executive director of Rhythmone plc (formerly Blinkx plc, an online video platform) from January 2014 to August 2015 and was a non-executive director of Rightmove plc from February 2006 to May 2015, serving on its Nomination, Audit and Remuneration Committees. She is also a business adviser to Gypsy Bean Coffee Roasters in Florida.


Commenting on the appointment, Mike Clasper, Chairman of the Board, said: "We are delighted to welcome Judy to the Board, and I look forward to working with her. Judy has extensive knowledge of running complex, international businesses, and she brings significant expertise to the Board in the field of data and analytics having held senior leadership roles in the technology sector for many years, both in the US and internationally."


There is no other information to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.


For further information contact:


Helen Byrne, General Counsel & Company Secretary, SSP Group plc

Email: [email protected]


Investor and analyst enquiries

Sarah John, Director of Corporate Affairs, SSP Group plc

E-mail: [email protected]


Media enquiries

Peter Ogden / Lisa Kavanagh, Powerscourt

+44 (0)207 250 1446; E-mail: [email protected]


About SSP  


SSP is a leading operator of food and beverage concessions in travel locations worldwide, operating restaurants, bars, cafés, food courts, lounges and convenience stores in airports, train stations, motorway service stations and other leisure locations.


Prior to the onset of Covid‐19, during 2019 SSP Group employed c 40,000 colleagues (on average) around the world, serving around one and a half million customers every day at approximately 180 airports and 300 rail stations in 36 countries around the world and operated more than 550 international, national and local brands across our c. 2,800 units.

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