10/05/2010 07:00 | Connaught PLC
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Connaught PLC
10 May 2010





Connaught plc

("Connaught" or the "Company")


Board Appointment


Connaught plc appoints Sir Roy Gardner as Non-Executive Chairman


Connaught, a market leading provider of integrated support services announces today that it has appointed Sir Roy Gardner as Non Executive Chairman with immediate effect. He will succeed Tim Ross who has been acting as interim Chairman.


Sir Roy Gardner is currently Chairman of Compass Group PLC, having joined the company as the Senior Independent Director in 2005. He is also a Non Executive Director of Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd, a Director of Willis Group Holdings Ltd and a Senior Adviser at Credit Suisse. His previous roles include Non Executive Chairman of Manchester United plc and he was also Chief Executive of Centrica plc, formerly British Gas, which he joined from GEC Marconi Limited. 


Commenting on the appointment, Mark Tincknell, Chief Executive, said:


"Sir Roy has an outstanding record and I am confident that, with his wealth of experience, he will make a valuable contribution to Connaught over the coming years."


Sir Roy Gardner commented:


"I am delighted to be joining the board of Connaught. I share Mark Tincknell's vision for the future and look forward to working with him and his team to help realise the full potential of the business."


The Company confirms that there is no further information to disclose under paragraphs 9.6.13(1) to (6) of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority in relation to Sir Roy Gardner's appointment.




Mark Tincknell, Chief Executive



01392 444 546


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