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Ideagen PLC
07 January 2020

7th January 2020


Ideagen PLC

("Ideagen" "the Company" or "the Group")


Board Change


Ideagen PLC (AIM: IDEA), a leading supplier of integrated risk management software to highly regulated industries, announces that Graeme Spenceley will retire from his position as Chief Financial Officer of the Company on 01 July 2020. Graeme will remain with the Group as Company Secretary which is a non-board and part time position.


The Company is pleased to announce that, following an extensive search process, Emma Hayes will be joining the Group as Chief Financial Officer effective from 01 July 2020. Emma is currently Group Finance Director, Capital Delivery and Commercial, at Severn Trent PLC having held the position since 2017. In this role she controlled a P&L and Balance Sheet of approximately £600m and was responsible for driving operational efficiencies through her 100-strong team.


Previously, Emma spent 10 years with Deloitte LLP as a Corporate Finance Director where she led origination and execution of a wide range of M&A transactions. Emma qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with BDO.


Ben Dorks, Chief Executive of Ideagen, commented; "Firstly, the Board would like thank Graeme for his outstanding commitment to Ideagen. His insight, acumen and support over the past 10 years has been invaluable and it has been a great pleasure to work alongside him. We are pleased that Graeme will remain with the business as Company Secretary which will provide for a robust transition.


The Board is delighted to welcome Emma to the Group who brings with her a deep understanding of both financial structures and processes and M&A. We will benefit hugely from Emma's experience and ability as Ideagen continues to execute its global growth strategy.''


It has been agreed that she will be issued with options over new Ideagen shares, on terms based on the Company's existing long-term incentive plan, upon her appointment becoming effective. There are no further disclosures to be made in relation to Emma Jane Hayes, aged 39, pursuant to Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies. .

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014 (MAR).



Ideagen plc

01629 699100

David Hornsby, Executive Chairman

Ben Dorks, Chief Executive Officer

Graeme Spenceley, Chief Financial Officer


finnCap Limited

020 7220 0500

Henrik Persson/James Thompson (Nomad)

Alice Lane (ECM)


Canaccord Genuity Limited

 020 7523 8000

Simon Bridges

Richard Andrews



About Ideagen plc

Ideagen is a UK-headquartered, global technology company quoted on the London Stock Exchange AIM market (Ticker: IDEA.L).

The Group provides IRM software and services to organisations operating within highly regulated industries such as aviation, banking and finance and life science, with its main operational premises spread throughout the UK, EU, US, Middle East and SE Asia.

With an excellent portfolio of software products including Q-Pulse, Coruson, Pentana Audit and PleaseReview, Ideagen helps its clients reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, strengthen compliance and oversight and anticipate and manage every detail of risk.

Currently, more than 4,700 organisations use Ideagen's products including seven of the top 10 UK accounting firms, all of the top aerospace and defence companies and 75% of the world's leading pharmaceutical firms.

Ideagen's diverse and varied customer base includes many well-known, global brands such as British Airways, Aggreko, BAE, Ryanair, US Navy, KLM, BBVA, Bank of New York, Commerzbank, Meggitt, Heineken, Johnson Matthey, Haeco Group and European Central Bank. As well as this, Ideagen counts 180 hospitals across the UK and US amongst its client base.

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