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System1 Group PLC (SYS1)


Tuesday 24 July, 2018

System1 Group PLC

Board Changes

RNS Number : 5122V
System1 Group PLC
24 July 2018




Press Release

24 July 2018


System1 Group PLC (AIM: SYS1)

formerly BrainJuicer Group PLC

("System1", or "the Company")


Board Changes


System1 announces the appointment of Jane Caroline Wakely (47), as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.


Jane is currently Global Chief Marketing Officer for Pet Nutrition at Mars Incorporated.  In this role she is accountable for the Pet Nutrition brand portfolio, marketing and digital strategy globally.  She has been at Mars for 17 years, was recently a finalist in the WFA's (World Federation of Advertisers) Global Marketer of the Year 2017 award - recognised for her creative leadership, purpose marketing and evidence based approach to growth.  Prior to joining Mars, Jane worked for Procter & Gamble for almost a decade where she worked in marketing across brands in the Health and Beauty Care division.  Jane is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Administration from Bath Spa University.


Jane does not hold any shares in the Company.  Other than disclosed above, there are no disclosures required in relation to Rule 17 or paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.


With effect from 25 July 2018, following the Company's Annual General Meeting at which Ken Ford, Chairman, is retiring, Graham Blashill is appointed Chairman of the Board, and Robert Brand as Senior Independent Director.  Following the recent appointment of Sophie Tomkins announced on 11 June 2018, this completes the planned reconstitution of the Board.  Going forward, the Board will comprise four independent Non-Executive Directors, and three Executive Directors, and has a balance of skills, experience and independence.


Commenting on the new appointments, John Kearon, Chief Executive Officer, said, "I am delighted to welcome Jane and Sophie to the Board.  Jane's expertise in applying behavioural science and creative excellence to marketing at one of the world's preeminent packaged goods companies will be invaluable as we develop our offering to help clients create 5 Star marketing.  Sophie is a high calibre leader and her substantial experience in governance and in the public financial markets will also be of great value to the Board as we look forward to building the business in the coming years."


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For further information, please contact:

System1 Group PLC

Tel: +44 (0)20 7043 1000


John Kearon, Chief Executive Officer


James Geddes, Chief Financial Officer


Canaccord Genuity Limited

Tel: +44 (0)20 7523 8000

Simon Bridges / Emma Gabriel


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