Knights Group Holdings plc
("Knights" or the "Group")
Knights, the fastest growing legal services business over the last four years1, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gillian Davies as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee with immediate effect.
Gillian has over 20 years' experience working in senior financial positions, including a number of Chief Financial Officer roles at listed entities including 4imprint Group plc and Harwood Wealth Management Group Plc. She is currently Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee at Ten Lifestyle Group Plc.
This appointment follows Steve Dolton's decision to step down from the Board as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, with immediate effect, to pursue other opportunities.
Bal Johal, Chairman of Knights, commented:
"I'm delighted to welcome Gillian to the Board of Knights. She brings significant experience working in senior roles at high growth businesses, which will be of great value to the Group as we continue to execute our strategy.
"On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Steve for his contribution to Knights over the past 3 years, which has been incredibly valuable through the Group's IPO and its initial years as a listed business. We wish him the very best for the future."
Other than the directorships and previous names listed below, there is no further information required to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies, in relation to Gillian Davies' appointment to the Board of Knights.
Gillian holds or has held directorships in the five years preceding her appointment at Knights as follows:
Ten Lifestyle Group Plc
Iverna Financial Ltd
Harwood Wealth Management Group Limited
Previous name: Gillian Hughes
1 Ranked number one for revenue growth over the last four years in the recently published Lawyer's Top 100 Survey
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Knights is a fast-growing, legal and professional services business, ranked within the UK's top 100 largest law firms by revenue. Knights was one of the first law firms in the UK to move from the traditional partnership model to a corporate structure in 2012 and has since grown rapidly. Knights has specialists in all key areas of corporate and commercial law so that it can offer end-to-end support to businesses of all sizes and in all sectors. It is focussed on key UK markets outside London and currently operates from 14 offices located in Birmingham, Cheltenham, Chester, Crawley, Exeter, Leeds, Leicester, Maidstone, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Stoke, Wilmslow and York.