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26 January 2023



26 January 2023


STM Group Plc

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



Directorate Change

Appointment of independent Non-Executive Director


The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Smith as an independent Non-Executive Director of STM with immediate effect. Peter will Chair the Audit & Risk Committee and be a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Peter is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience in the financial services sector. Peter was Chief Financial Officer of Lighthouse Group plc ("Lighthouse") from 2008 until 20219 when the business was acquired by Quilter plc. Most recently, Peter has been an adviser to Quilter in respect of its integration of Lighthouse Group Plc. Between 2005-2008, Peter was Chief Financial Officer of Sumus Plc, another quoted financial services business, which was subsequently acquired by Lighthouse. Prior to this, Peter held a number of senior finance roles, including corporate finance partner at KPMG.

Commenting on the appointment, Nigel Birrell, Non-Executive Chair, said:

"I am delighted to welcome Peter to the Board of STM. Peter brings a wealth of leadership experience in the quoted financial services sector. The Board and I very much look forward to working with him, as we develop and implement our growth strategy."

The following matters fall to be disclosed under Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:

Full name:

Peter James Smith



Current directorships and partnerships:

SMS Advisory Limited

Historical directorships and partnerships in previous 5 years:

Lighthouse Group Limited

Lighthouse Advisory Services Limited

Lighthouse Financial Advice Limited

LighthouseWealth Limited

Luceo Asset Management Limited

Falcon Financial Advice Ltd

Lighthouse Corporate Services Ltd

Lighthouse Support Services Limited

Financial Services Advice and Support Ltd

MKC (Carrwood) Limited (formerly LighthouseCarrwood Ltd)

LighthouseXpress Ltd

Lighthouse Direct Ltd

LighthouseTemple Ltd

Lighthouse Benefits Ltd

Lighthouse Wealth Management Ltd

Lighthouse Financial Advisers Ltd

Lighthouse+ Ltd

Lighthouse Pensions Help Ltd

Lighthouse Financial Adviser Services Ltd

LighthousePlus Ltd

SMS Advisory Ltd

There is no further information to be disclosed in relation to the director appointment pursuant to Rule 17 and Schedule 2, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.

For further information, please contact:

STM Group Plc

Nigel Birrell, Chair

Alan Kentish, Chief Executive Officer

Via Walbrook PR


Matt Goode / Emily Watts - Corporate Finance

Tim Redfern / Richard Chambers - ECM

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7220 0500


Tom Cooper / Joseph Walker

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7933 8780

Mob: +44 (0) 797 122 1972



Notes to editors:

STM is a multi-jurisdictional financial services group traded on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. The Group specialises in the administration of client assets in relation to retirement, estate and succession planning and wealth structuring.


Today, the Group has operations in the UK, Gibraltar, Malta, Australia and Spain. STM has developed a range of pension products for UK nationals and internationally domiciled clients and has two Gibraltar life assurance companies which provide life insurance bonds - wrappers in which a variety of investments, including investment funds, can be held.


STM's growth strategy is focused on both organic initiatives and strategic acquisitions.


Further information on STM Group can be found at

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