Sep 202021
Intelligent Ultrasound announces Michele Lesieur to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, Cardiff –  Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (LON: IUG), the ultrasound artificial intelligence (AI) software and simulation company, today announced the appointment of Michele Lesieur to its Board as a Non-executive Director with effect from 20 September 2021.

“I am delighted that Michele has chosen to join Intelligent Ultrasound as a Non-executive Director. She was an exceptional candidate for the position, with outstanding commercial experience in the medical imaging sector and her wealth of knowledge and understanding of the major imaging manufacturers can only benefit the Group, as we continue to expand our classroom to the clinic ultrasound business.” said Board chairman, Riccardo Pigliucci.

About Michele Lesieur

Michele Lesieur brings to the Company outstanding industry, corporate governance, and investor relations experience, having been CEO of Philips France and General Manager of Philips Healthcare France and most recently CEO of Euronext listed Supersonic Imagine, that was sold to Hologic in 2019 and Non-executive Director of EOS Imaging, a listed software MedTech company, sold to Nasdaq listed Alphatec Holdings, Inc in 2021.

Michele remains Chairman of the Board of Intrasense, a listed software MedTech company, and Non-executive Director of Prodways Group, a listed 3D printing company.

About Intelligent Ultrasound Group

Intelligent Ultrasound develops artificial intelligence-based clinical image analysis software tools for the diagnostic medical ultrasound market and high-fidelity virtual reality simulators for the ultrasound training market. Based in Cardiff in the UK and Atlanta in the US, the Group operates two divisions:

Clinical AI Division

Focuses on developing deep learning-based algorithms to make ultrasound machines smarter and more accessible. Products in the market include:

ScanNav Assist

ScanNav Assist uses machine-learning-based algorithms to automatically identify and grade ultrasound images. GE Healthcare’s SonoLyst software on their Voluson SWIFT ultrasound machine incorporates the ScanNav Assist AI technology and has received CE and FDA regulatory approval. SonoLyst is the world’s first fully integrated AI tool that recognizes the 20 views recommended by the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology mid-trimester practice guidelines for fetal imaging.

ScanNav Anatomy

ScanNav Anatomy PNB uses machine-learning-based algorithms to simplify ultrasound-guided needling by providing the user with real-time AI-based anatomy highlighting software for a range of medical procedures. ScanNav Anatomy has received CE approval and has also been submitted for FDA regulatory approval.

ScanNav Anatomy PNB is therefore not available for sale in the US or any other territory requiring government approval for this type of product.

Simulation Division

Focusses on high-fidelity ultrasound education and training through simulation. Its main products are the ScanTrainer OBGYN training simulator, the HeartWorks echocardiography training simulator, the BodyWorks Eve Point of Care and Emergency Medicine training simulator with Covid module, and the new AI-based Anatomy PNB training simulator. To date over 1,000 simulators have been sold to over 600 medical institutions around the world.

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Sep 172021
Studio Retail Group announces Caroline Ross to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, Accrington –  Studio Retail Group PLC (LON: STU), the digital value retail business, today announced the appointment of Caroline Ross to its Board as an independent non-executive Director, effective 27th September 2021.

“I am delighted to welcome Caroline to the Board. Her expertise in developing colleague and culture agendas will further add to the skills and insight of the Board as we continue to focus on growing the Group’s digital value proposition.” said Board Chairman, Ian Burke.

Caroline will also join the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

About Caroline Ross

Caroline Ross is a highly experienced HR professional with a focus on innovation and technology, and a deep understanding of colleagues and culture. She is currently Chief People Officer of FTSE 100 company, Flutter Entertainment, and holds a non-executive position on the board of Moat Housing Association. Caroline previously held director-level positions with Group plc, Shine Ltd, News International Newspapers Ltd, and Talkback Thames.

Caroline, a law graduate, started her career with Liverpool Victoria the Friendly Society taking several training & development functional roles before joining the Performing Rights Society and then developing into senior HR and training management roles with Express Newspapers, then Bloomberg, and then FremantleMedia. Following the merger of Talkback Productions and Thames Television Caroline was appointed HR Director for the combined business in 2003. She subsequently held HR Director roles at News International Newspapers Ltd from 2006, and at Shine Ltd, the UK’s largest TV and digital content and distribution company from 2009. In 2015 Caroline joined FTSE 250 digital pure-play business Money Supermarket Group as Chief People Officer before moving to Channel 4 in 2018 as CHRO. In January 2020 Caroline became Chief People Officer of the international gaming business Flutter Entertainment. Alongside her executive role, Caroline has also joined the board of Moat Housing Association in a non-executive capacity.

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Sep 162021
Trinity Exploration & Production appoints Derek Hudson to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, Leeds –  Trinity Exploration & Production plc (LON: TRIN), the independent E&P company focused on Trinidad and Tobago, today announced the appointment of Derek Hudson to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

“We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Hudson to the Board of Trinity. Derek is a well-known and highly respected figure in the international oil and gas industry. Derek’s outstanding track record across a range of complex exploration, business development, financial and operational activities in both offshore and onshore environments brings significant complementary skills to the Board and will augment our technical and industry-specific commercial expertise. Furthermore, his extensive local experience, having worked closely with both Government and Industry at a senior level for many years, combined with a deep understanding of the Trinidad business and cultural environment, will be of huge benefit as we seek to meaningfully scale the business.” said Non-Executive Chairman, Nick Clayton.

He will also join the Remuneration Committee.

About Derek Hudson

Derek Hudson is a geologist by profession, having over 30 years of senior-level experience in the oil and gas industry, operating globally (Trinidad and Tobago, United States, United Kingdom, and East Africa) with multi-national organizations and state enterprises.

Derek Hudson is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Ltd, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s largest banks. He worked for BG Group for over 20 years in senior managerial positions in the UK North Sea and Trinidad, before its combination with Royal Dutch Shell in 2016, and subsequently served as Shell’s VP and Country Chairman, Trinidad & Tobago from June 2016 until June 2019, where he was responsible for Shell’s upstream and LNG business activities in-country. After retiring from the role, Derek continued to serve as a Business Adviser to Shell’s Trinidad and Tobago business until June 2021.

Derek conducted his geological science studies in Montreal, Canada with a focus on sedimentology. He has been a member of several prestigious industry bodies including the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Society of Economic Palaeontologists and Mineralogists, and the Geological Society of Trinidad and Tobago. He has also served on the boards of NGOs and other voluntary organizations in Trinidad and Tobago and performed the role of Non-Executive Chairman of the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago from 2005 – 2010. Derek also served on the board of Atlantic LNG of Trinidad and Tobago for many years, while leading BG and Shell’s business in-country.

Derek Hudson commented: “I am delighted to be joining the Board of Trinity and look forward to assisting the Group as it builds on the legacy of Bruce Dingwall. Bruce and I were professional colleagues for many years and it is an honor to be lending my support to the Board in taking the company forward to ensure that Bruce’s aspirations for Trinity to be a strong and balanced energy business will be met.”

About Trinity

Trinity is an independent oil production company focused solely on Trinidad and Tobago. Trinity operates producing and development assets both onshore and offshore, in the shallow water West and East Coasts of Trinidad. Trinity’s portfolio includes current production, significant near-term production growth opportunities from low-risk developments, and multiple exploration prospects with the potential to deliver meaningful reserves/resources growth. The Company operates all of its nine licenses and, across all of the Group’s assets, management’s estimate of the Group’s 2P reserves as at the end of 2020 was 19.55 mmbbls. Group 2C contingent resources are estimated to be 31.06 mmbbls. The Group’s overall 2P plus 2C volumes are therefore 50.61 mmbbls.

Trinity is quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker TRIN.

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Sep 152021
Rotork welcomes Karin Meurk-Harvey to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, Bath –  Rotork plc (LON: ROR), the global flow control and instrumentation group, today announced the appointment of Karin Meurk-Harvey to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 13 September 2021.

“I am delighted to welcome Karin to our Board. Her international commercial experience including in emerging markets and in the application of new technology will further strengthen the diverse mix of skills and experience on the Board. We very much look forward to her joining us.” said Board Chairman, Martin Lamb.

She will also join the Nomination, Remuneration and Environmental, Social, and Governance Committees.

About Karin Meurk-Harvey

With an international background in engineering, technology, and telecoms spanning over 30 years, Karin adds further commercial expertise to the Rotork Board, particularly in emerging markets. She is currently Senior Vice President at Vodafone Group plc, responsible for Vodafone’s commercial offerings for IoT, Cloud & Security globally. She is leaving that role on 30 September 2021 to join Smart DCC Ltd, the UK digital smart metering company, in October as Chief Commercial Officer. Between 1996 and 2013, Karin held several senior roles with Ericsson and has also served as a Non-Executive Director of Korala Associates Ltd, a privately-owned ATM software business.

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Sep 142021
PZ Cussons announces Valeria Juarez to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, Manchester –  PZ Cussons plc (LON: PZC) today announced the appointment of Valeria Juarez to its Board as a Non Executive Director with effect from 22 September 2021.

“I am delighted to announce Valeria’s appointment. She brings to PZ Cussons unique and invaluable knowledge and experience in e-commerce and digital innovation.” said Board Chair, Caroline Silver.

Ms. Juarez is an experienced branded consumer goods and e-commerce leader and is currently the SVP, Digital Commerce International at Ralph Lauren. She has previously held senior roles in Amazon, Diageo and Proctor & Gamble.

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Sep 132021
Greencoat UK Wind announces Nick Winser to its Board as upcoming Non-Executive Director

– UK, London –  Greencoat UK Wind PLC (LON: UKW) today announced the appointment of Nick Winser to its Board as a non-executive director, effective from 1 January 2022.

“With Nick’s extensive experience in energy markets and regulation we believe that he will make a valuable contribution to the Company.” said Board Chairman, Shonaid Jemmett-Page.

Nick will also join the Audit, Management Engagement and Nominations Committees.

About Nick Winser

Nick Winser has a 30-year career in the energy sector which included the CEO of National Grid across UK and Europe, President of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity and CIGRE UK Chair. Nick has been the chairman of Energy Systems Catapult since 2015 and was appointed chairman of the Advisory Board for the Energy Revolution ISCF programme in 2018 and served on the Advisory Panel for the Cost of Energy Review in 2017. He is also a member of the Net Zero Expert Group and a COP26 Advisory Group which advises the Secretary of State.

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Sep 102021
Everseen welcomes Steve Luczo to its Board of Directors following recent investment by Crosspoint Capital Partners

– IRELAND, Cork –  Everseen, the leader in Visual AI, today announced the appointment of Managing Partner of Crosspoint Capital Partners, Steve Luczo to its Board of Directors alongside Vivek Mani, Managing Director of Crosspoint, who will also be joining the Board as an Observer.

“Steve is an accomplished leader who brings a wealth of expertise in business strategy that will be invaluable to Everseen,” said founder and CEO, Alan O’Herlihy. “We are excited to welcome him to the Board, as his deep-sector knowledge and success in the technology industry will make a strong addition to our team as we continue to grow and navigate an evolving AI landscape.”

The appointments of Luczo and Mani to the Everseen Board coincide with Crosspoint Capital Partners’ recent investment in Everseen.

About Steve Luczo

Steve Luczo, who has had a long career leading successful technology companies, brings over two decades of experience to Everseen’s Board. Luczo served as CEO of Seagate from 1998 to 2004 and 2009 to 2017 and was chairman of the board from 2002-2020. He is known particularly for taking Seagate private in 2000, representing one of the most successful technology leveraged buyouts in history.

Luczo’s leadership has been recognized by the Harvard Business Review, which named Luczo to its list of the 100 best-performing CEOs in the world for four consecutive years, from 2014–2017. Before joining Seagate as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Luczo worked as Senior Managing Director of the Global Technology Group of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.

“I am thrilled to be joining Everseen’s Board and to work with the broader team to expand its impact beyond retail and into the fabric of every other business sector,” said Steve Luczo. “Everseen’s technology is perfectly positioned to meet the needs of the future and will undoubtedly be ubiquitous in the coming years. I’m looking forward to working with a company that’s at the forefront of changing the way business is done for the better.”

About Everseen

The world’s leading retailers trust and rely on Everseen’s Visual AI solutions to improve their bottom line by minimizing shrink, streamlining operations, and helping to deliver a better customer experience. Whether it’s at checkout lanes, in aisles, at the receiving door, or further into the supply chain, Everseen helps retailers see what’s happening by processing 175 years of video daily and in real-time while monitoring 175 million products per day. Everseen has won the Deloitte Fast 50 in Ireland in 2020. As technology innovators, Everseen’s best-in-class AI and computer vision deliver unmatched value at a global scale.

Everseen is a visual artificial intelligence pioneer whose computer vision platform optimizes critical business processes in the retail sector by providing end-to-end visibility across all areas of a store.

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Sep 092021
Grainger welcomes Carol Hui to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, Newcastle Upon Tyne –  Grainger plc (LON: GRI), the UK’s largest listed residential property company, today announced the appointment of Carol Hui to its Board as a non-executive director on 1 October 2021.

“We are delighted to welcome Carol to the Board of Grainger. She has had a distinguished career in business across a variety of sectors, which will complement the skills of the board. In particular, her experience in environmental and sustainability programs in large organisations will be highly beneficial to Grainger as we continue to implement our strategy and drive the target for our operations to be net zero carbon by 2030,” said non-executive Chairman, Mark Clare.

Carol will also be appointed as a member of the Company’s Nominations, Audit, and Remuneration Committees.

About Carol Hui

Carol Hui is a non-executive director of Breedon Group plc, the British Tourist Authority and until 2020 was the non-executive Chair of Robert Walters plc. In an executive capacity, Carol’s most recent role was as Chief of Staff and General Counsel at Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited from which she stepped down in summer 2021 and has previously served in senior positions in oil and gas, logistics and infrastructure companies. She was also a corporate finance lawyer at Slaughter and May.

Carol Hui will oversee the establishment of the Company’s Responsible Business Committee and become chair of it. This Committee will provide Board-level oversight of the delivery of the company’s ESG strategy including its 2030 ‘net zero in operations’ commitment and its diversity and inclusion plans.

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Sep 082021
Biffa announces Linda Morant to its Board as upcoming Non-Executive Director

– UK, High Wycombe –  Biffa plc (LON: BIFF), the UK’s leading sustainable waste management business, today announced the appointment of Linda Morant to its Board as Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 December 2021.

“I am delighted to welcome Linda to the Biffa Board. With a strong growth and transformation background and a wealth of digital experience, Linda will complement the existing skills and experience of the Board.” said Board Chairman, Ken Lever.

Linda will Chair the Sustainability Committee and become a member of the Nomination Committee.

The company also announced that Michael Averill has informed the Board of his intention to retire from the Board with effect from 31 December 2021. Michael has been a Non-Executive Director of Biffa plc since September 2016 and was previously a former Board member of the Biffa Group before the IPO having joined in February 2013.

Ken Lever commented: “Michael’s extensive knowledge of the waste industry and his contribution to the Board over the years have been invaluable. We will miss Michael’s wise and incisive contributions. We wish him and his wife the very best in their move to Australia.”

About Linda Morant

Linda Morant is currently the Chief Digital Officer for The Crown Estate, a unique business with a diverse portfolio that stretches across the country. It includes some of central London’s best places to work, shop, and spend time, retail and leisure destinations across the country, and a substantial rural portfolio. As manager of the seabed and half the foreshore around England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Crown Estate also plays a role in the UK’s world-leading offshore wind sector, as well as marine aggregates, cables, and pipelines.

Linda Morant has over 20 years of experience working with leading global companies to drive growth and transformation, including Microsoft and Nokia. Most recently, Linda served as VP, Downstream Digital at British Petroleum. She has a broad range of global expertise, with particular strengths in digital technologies and transformation, growth strategies, and sales and marketing leadership.

About Biffa

Biffa has been at the forefront of the UK’s waste industry for over a hundred years, with operations that span the entire breadth of the waste management process including collection, recycling, treatment, disposal, and energy generation. Our purpose is to change the way people think about waste. We help people see the opportunities that exist when we manage our waste in the right way. We understand the vital role we have to play in helping the UK to address the climate emergency and deliver sustainable growth. This involves an ambitious investment program in green economy infrastructure and low carbon collections, alongside an ongoing commitment to sector leadership in the health, safety, and wellbeing of our people. Biffa is a Great British company. It has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since October 2016 under the ticker “BIFF”. In March 2020, Biffa entered the FTSE 250.

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Sep 032021
Nexus Infrastructure announces Richard Kilner as next Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors

– UK, Braintree –  Nexus Infrastructure PLC (LON: NEXS), a leading provider of infrastructure services, multi utilities, and EV charging, today announced the appointment of Richard Kilner as its Independent Non-Executive Chairman with effect from 1 January 2022, succeeding Geoffrey French who will step down from the Board on 31 December 2021.

Mike Morris CEO commented: “I am delighted that Richard has agreed to accept the appointment of Non-Executive Chairman and I am looking forward to working with him even more closely in his new role.”

Richard will chair the Nomination Committee, with effect from 1 January 2022, and will continue to serve on the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

About Richard Kilner

With his extensive experience as a Senior Non-Executive Director of Nexus since 2016, Richard Kilner has been part of the Board team responsible for the evolution of the Group that resulted in Admission to AIM in July 2017. Richard is a qualified engineer, with significant M&A experience in engineering and energy from his time at 3i.

About Nexus Infrastructure

Nexus Infrastructure is a leading provider of essential infrastructure services in the UK housebuilding and commercial sectors. The Group comprises:

  • TriConnex which designs, installs, and connects multi-utility networks to properties on new residential and commercial developments. TriConnex was established in 2011 to take advantage of deregulation in the utility market to be recognized as the UK’s leading independent provider of multi-utility connections to new developments.
  • eSmart Networks focuses on electric vehicle charging infrastructure smart grid solutions and renewable infrastructure. eSmart Networks was set up in 2018 to meet the UK’s growing need for charging infrastructure as the transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles gathers pace and has since diversified into smart grid solutions and renewable infrastructure.
  • Tamdown, a provider of civil engineering, infrastructure, and high-rise construction services. Tamdown has a well-established market position having been in operation for over 40 years and counts amongst its customers the majority of the top ten largest UK housebuilders.

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