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11 October 2021


11 October 2021



Directorate Changes

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.14, SSP Group plc (the "Company") notes that Ian Dyson, Non-Executive Director of the Company, has been appointed as Chair of Asos plc, effective on 29 November 2021.

Ian has notified the Company that, having served on the Board for more than 7 years, he has decided to step down from his role at SSP. He will therefore not stand for re-election at the 2022 Annual General Meeting. 

Following the conclusion of the 2022 Annual General Meeting, Tim Lodge will succeed Ian as Chair of the Audit Committee.  Tim has served on the Company's Audit Committee since 1 October 2020 and brings a wealth of experience to this role with his strong financial, accounting and audit committee background. Tim is currently a Non-Executive Director and chair of the audit committee of both Serco Group plc, a leading provider of public services, and of Arco Limited, experts in safety. He has previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer at COFCO International and Tate & Lyle PLC.

Mike Clasper, Chair of the Board, commented: "On behalf of the Company, I'd like to thank Ian for his significant contribution to the Company since 2014. The Board has benefitted greatly from his experience and advice, particularly as Audit Committee Chair. His wise counsel has helped in steering the company successfully through the challenges of the pandemic. Since Tim's appointment last year, Tim has been a valued member of the Board and Audit Committee with significant recent and relevant experience, and we are delighted he has agreed to Chair the Audit Committee."

There is no further information to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.


For further information contact:

Helen Byrne, General Counsel & Company Secretary

+ 44 (0) 207 543 3300; Email:


Investor and Analyst enquiries

Sarah John, Corporate Affairs Director  

+44 (0) 203 714 5251; Email:


Media enquiries

Peter Ogden / Nick Hayns, Powerscourt               

+44 (0) 207 250 1446; Email:



About SSP

SSP is a leading operator of food and beverage concessions in travel locations, operating restaurants, bars, cafés, food courts, lounges and convenience stores in airports, train stations, motorway service stations and other leisure locations. Prior to the onset of Covid-19, we served around one and a half million customers every day at approximately 180 airports and 300 rail stations in 35 countries around the world and operated more than 550 international, national and local brands.

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