Appointment of Non-Executive Director
Press Release 19 July 2016
Personal Group Holdings plc
(“Personal Group”, the “Company” or the “Group”)
Appointment of Non-Executive Director
Personal Group Holdings Plc (AIM: PGH), a leading provider of employee benefits, and employee related insurance products in the UK, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Head to the Board as a non-executive Director, subject to FCA approval.
Robert (Bob) Michael Head has held a variety of management roles including Regional Director for Old Mutual’s African interests, the joint founder of egg.com, and the first CEO of smile.co.uk. His most recent roles were that of a Special Advisor to the Commissioner of SARS (South African Revenue Service) and prior to that CEO of Old Mutual’s Wealth Management Division.
Mark Scanlon, Chief Executive of Personal Group, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Bob to the Board; his knowledge of the digital world combined with his background in financial services will be extremely beneficial to the Group. We are looking forward to Bob’s input to the Group’s strategy going forward.”
Directorships held by Bob Head, aged 57, in the last five years:
There are no other matters to be disclosed in relation to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.
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For more information please contact:
|Personal Group Holdings Plc|
|Mark Scanlon – Chief Executive Officer|
Mike Dugdale – Chief Financial Officer
|+44 (0)1908 605 000|
|Cenkos Securities Plc|
|Max Hartley / Stephen Keys (Nomad)||+44 (0)20 7397 8900|
|Russell Kerr (Sales)|
|Alex Shaw / Nessyah Hart||+44 (0)20 7398 7700|
Notes to Editors
With over 30 years’ experience of looking after its customers’ employees, Personal Group Holdings Plc (AIM: PGH) is a leading provider of employee services and employee related insurance products, offering benefits programmes to over 2 million employees across the UK.
Personal Group’s innovative approach to using technology to deliver its programmes, combined with its face-to-face method of communicating with employees, makes its offering compelling to blue chip clients across the UK as a way of attracting, retaining and motivating employees. The Group tailors its packages to include insurance products such as hospital and convalescence plans, death benefit and income protection plans, as well as lifestyle benefits such as holiday and retail discounts, health and wellbeing benefits and a range of tax efficient benefits.
Personal Group can also supply home technology via salary sacrifice through its subsidiary Let’s Connect. Offering the latest iPads and other tablets, home computers and laptops, smart phones and smart TVs is a highly engaging benefit from which both the employer and employee can profit. In April 2015 the Group established its own Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) called Personal Group Mobile Ltd. which was achieved through the acquisition of the assets of shebang Technologies Ltd. This means that home technology, including handsets and airtime, can be provided via salary sacrifice with a reduction of c10-47% on costs to its client’s employees.
Personal Group has a strong client base across a range of sectors including transport, where it works with the likes of Network Rail, Stagecoach and EYMS Group Ltd, and healthcare, where clients include Four Seasons Health Care, Priory Group and Spire Healthcare. The Group also covers logistics, with companies such as TNT Express and Bibby, and motoring with Manheim and JCT600 as clients. In addition the Group also has a strong presence in food manufacturing and service and clients include 2 Sisters Food Group and Young’s Seafood.
With over 520 clients the Group has grown considerably and provides engaging and effective benefits packages across a breadth of sectors. For further information, go to www.personal-group.com.