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Assura PLC
03 October 2016

Assura plc 


Appointment of Jonathan Murphy as Interim CEO and Andrew Darke as Property Director to the Board


The search process to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer for Assura is ongoing.  While the process continues, Jonathan Murphy, currently the Finance Director, has been appointed Interim CEO to lead the business through this time as well as continuing with his responsibilities as Finance Director.  Andrew Darke, Property Director, has also been appointed to the board, retaining responsibility for the property operations and developments.  Simon Laffin, who has been Executive Chairman since March, will revert to his non-executive role.  


Simon Laffin commented:


"We are focused on appointing the right person as CEO.  I am delighted that Jonathan Murphy has agreed to take on the role on an interim basis and that Andrew Darke is joining the board.  These appointments reflect the great work that they have both done over this transitional period."


Jonathan Murphy said:


"Assura continues to trade well with further strong growth as shown by today's trading update.  I look forward to working with Andrew Darke on the board to ensure our continued success."


There is no information required to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13R in respect of Andrew Darke.



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For more information, please contact:



Assura plc


Tel: 01925 420660

Simon Laffin

Jonathan Murphy





Tel: 0207 251 3801

Gordon Simpson



Notes to Editors


On 4 March this year, Assura announced that Simon Laffin was becoming Executive Chairman to cover the absence of Graham Roberts, the CEO. This was further updated on 14 June, when it was announced that Graham was stepping down as CEO, and that Simon would remain as Executive Chairman whilst a process to appoint a new CEO was in process. On 4 July, the company announced that Graham had sadly passed away. 


Assura plc, a constituent of the FTSE 250, is a UK REIT and long-term investor in and developer of primary care property. The company, headquartered in Warrington,

works with GPs, health professionals and the NHS to create innovative property solutions in order to facilitate delivery of high quality patient care in the community. At 31 March 2016, Assura's property portfolio was valued at £1,111million.


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