Source - Alliance News

The following is a round-up of London-listed company director and manager changes announced on Thursday and not separately reported by Alliance News:


Cohort PLC - Reading-based defence and security markets-focussed technology - Stanley Carter will depart as non-executive director at Cohort’s annual general meeting on September 27. Carter co-founded Cohort in 2006, serving first as chief executive and then as co-chair in 2009, before stepping down to non-executive director in 2015. Nick Prest, who co-founded Cohort with Carter, remains chair. Carter remains a 22% shareholder.


Nuformix PLC - London-based pharmaceutical firm targeting fibrosis and oncology via drug repurposing - Dan Gooding rejoins company as executive director. Gooding was a co-founder of Nuformix and its CEO until June 2020. He has been acting as a consultant to the company since March. Also promotes Non-Executive Director Julian Gilbert to non-executive chair. The board now will have three members, including also Non-Executive Director Maddy Kennedy.


Fusion Antibodies PLC - Belfast-based pre-clinical antibody discovery, engineering and supply for therapeutic drug and diagnostic applications - Hires Adrian Kinkaid as CEO, starting August 15. Says Kinkaid has 25 years experience in life science and biotherapeutics industries. He joins from Vortex Liquid Biopsy Solutions Ltd and Vortex Biosciences Inc, where he was CEO.


ECSC Group PLC - Bradford, West Yorkshire-based cyber security services provider - Hires Matthew Briggs as CEO, starting immediately, while Ian Mann will move to executive chair from CEO. Briggs was chief commercial officer for motor breakdown cover provider RAC Ltd, a divisional managing director at Aviva PLC, and CEO of Capita Insurance, part of Capita PLC.


Alien Metals Ltd - mineral exploration in Australia, Mexico and Greenland - Hires Rod McIllree as executive chair. As a result, Bill Brodie Good steps down immediately as a company director but remains as non-board CEO, focused on operations, particularly at the Hancock iron ore project in Western Australia. Dan Smith steps down as chair but remains as a non-executive director. McIllree was most recently executive chair of fellow AIM listing Bluejay Mining PLC.


Sportech PLC - London-based betting technology - Chief Financial Officer Nicola Rowlands will leave Sportech at the end of September to become deputy CFO of an unnamed marketing services firm. Sportech says it will appoint a replacement ‘in due course’, though also says it is ‘considering its appropriate composition going forward’. Rowlands will remain in place through the release of interim results in September, Sportech says.


Wincanton PLC - Wiltshire, England-based logistics - Hires Tom Hinton as CFO and board member, starting August 15. Most recently, Hinton was CFO at WE Soda Ltd, a mining and chemicals firm.


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