Mark Scanlon

Chief Executive

Personal Group Holdings plc (AIM:PGH), a leading provider of employee benefits and financial services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Scanlon as Group Chief Executive Designate, with effect from 28th November 2011.

Mark previously spent four years at FMG Support Ltd., the UK's leading incident management and roadside assistance provider, where he became Chief Executive in January 2011.  Mark had full responsibility for £100 million turnover and led the Board and a workforce of 400 people.  Prior to that, he was General Manager and MD Commercial Division at Dyson Ltd., where he established new divisions of the business in the UK and overseas, as well as launching the Dyson Airblade in the UK and Ireland.  From 2002 to 2005, Mark held the position of Head of Global Business Development at BAE Systems plc

“Personal Group is a company with a strong heritage and a wealth of possibilities.  To be able to lead this successful company through the next stage of its development is really exciting,” says Mark Scanlon.

Chris Curling, Chairman of Personal Group, commented:  “We are delighted to welcome Mark to the Board.  His track record of building and growing businesses over the last 15 years will greatly benefit the Company, and put us in a strong position to respond to the current and future needs of clients.  I would like to welcome him on behalf of the group and wish him every success in his new appointment.”

Ken Rooney, who had temporarily resumed the position of Group Chief Executive, will continue with his role as Director and Deputy Chairman.