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Eckoh PLC
08 June 2017

8 June 2017

Eckoh plc

("Eckoh", the "Group" or the "Company")

Directorate Change

Eckoh plc, the global provider of secure payment products and customer contact solutions, is pleased to announce that Christopher Humphrey has joined Eckoh plc today as a non-executive Director and will become Chairman following the Group's AGM in September. He will succeed Chris Batterham who, in line with corporate governance best practice, will be stepping down at the forthcoming AGM having served as non-executive chairman since July 2009.


Christopher Humphrey, BA, MBA and FCIMA, is currently a Non-Executive Director of AVEVA Group plc, SDL plc and The Vitec Group plc.  Christopher was formerly Group Chief Executive Officer of Anite plc from 2008 until August 2015, having joined Anite in 2003 as Group Finance Director. He has held senior positions in finance at Conoco, Eurotherm International plc and Critchley Group plc. He was previously a non-executive director of Alterian plc between 2011 and 2012.


Nik Philpot, Chief Executive Officer of Eckoh commented:

"We are delighted to welcome Christopher to Eckoh. He is an excellent fit for us and we look forward to the experience and insight he will bring with over 30 years' Board involvement. He has worked with a range of technology companies including SDL, Aveva, Vitec and Anite, and has significant experience in various international markets, including the United States.  The Board looks forward to working with Christopher as we embark on the next stage of the Group's growth and development.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Chris Batterham for his huge contribution during his tenure on the Board. During this period, Eckoh has seen uninterrupted growth and a substantial increase in shareholder value and we wish him well in his future endeavours."


Pursuant to Schedule 2 (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies the following is disclosed in relation to Christopher Humphrey:

Christopher Humphrey (age 60) holds or has held the following directorships and/or partnerships in the last 5 years: 



Past (within the past five years)

The Vitec Group plc

Anite plc

AVEVA Group plc

SDL plc


Christopher is currently holding 50,000 ordinary shares in the capital of the Company.


For further information please contact:


Eckoh plc

Nik Philpot, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: 01442 458 300

Chrissie Herbert, Chief Financial Officer 



FTI Consulting LLP

Tel: 020 3727 1000

Ed Bridges / Chris Lane / Emma Appleton / Darius Alexander

[email protected] 

N+1 Singer (Nomad & Joint Broker)

Shaun Dobson, Lauren Kettle

Tel: 020 7496 3000

Berenberg (Joint Broker)

Ben Wright, Chris Bowman, Amritha Murali

Tel: 020 3207 7800



About Eckoh plc

Eckoh is a global provider of secure payment products and customer contact solutions, supporting an international client base from its offices in the UK, US and Australia.  


Our secure payments products, which can be hosted in the cloud or deployed on the client's site, removes sensitive personal and payment data from contact centres and IT environments. The products offer merchants a simple and effective way to reduce the risk of fraud, secure sensitive data and become compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards ("PCI DSS") as well as wider data security regulations. Eckoh has been a PCI DSS Level One accredited Service Provider since 2010. 


Eckoh's customer contact solutions enable enquiries to be answered through multiple channels, allowing organisations to increase efficiency, lower operational costs and provide a true omni-channel experience to their customers. We also assist organisations to transform the way that they engage with their customers by providing support and transition services as they implement our innovative customer contact solutions.


Our large portfolio of clients come from a broad range of vertical markets and includes government departments, telecoms providers, retailers, utility providers and financial services organisations.


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