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Lookers PLC
29 June 2017





29 June 2017

Lookers plc


Board Appointment


Lookers plc ("Lookers" or "the company") announces that Stuart Counsell has been appointed as a non-executive director of the company and chairman of the audit and risk committee with effect from 29 June 2017.


Stuart had a long and successful career with Deloitte where he spent over 30 years, during which time he held a variety of senior management positions including Managing Partner of the 17 UK Regional offices and latterly Managing Partner Finance and Legal. As Managing Partner Finance and Legal, he was responsible for the financial and legal aspects of a £2 billion professional services business. Stuart also spent time at Deloitte as Deputy to the Chief Executive with a specific mandate around operational excellence. Stuart is also a non-executive board advisor to the law firm Walker Morris, non-executive chairman of Henderson Insurance Brokers Limited and non-executive chairman of Singleton Birch Limited.


Phil White, Chairman of Lookers, said: "Stuart has significant financial expertise in one of the leading accounting and professional services businesses in the UK and his knowledge will be of great benefit to Lookers, particularly in his role as chairman of the audit and risk committee.


Together with all my colleagues on the board, I would like to welcome Stuart to Lookers and I believe he will make a valuable contribution to the continued development of the company."


Listing Rule 9.6.13R(6) requires disclosure that in 1995, Stuart Counsell was criticised, along with others at Touche Ross, by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, for his part in that firm's role as reporting accountants and auditor to James Ferguson Holdings PLC. There is no further information required to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13R(6) of the Listing Rules



 For further information:


Lookers plc

Telephone: 0161 291 0043

Andy Bruce, Chief Executive Officer

Robin Gregson, Chief Financial Officer


Bell Pottinger

Tel:  020 3772 2500

Victoria Geoghegan

Nick Lambert

Zara de Belder




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