Company Announcements

Directorate Changes

Source: RNS
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Audioboom Group PLC
05 August 2016

For release at 07.00am

5 August 2016



("Audioboom" or the "Company")




Audioboom (AIM: BOOM), the leading spoken word audio on-demand platform, announces that David McDonagh, who joined Audioboom as Chief Financial Officer in May 2015, has been appointed to the Board as an executive director with effect from 4 August 2016.


Non-executive directors, Michael Cooper and Nick Candy have resigned from the Board with effect from 4 August 2016 to focus on other commitments and opportunities.  Nick Candy remains a significant and committed shareholder in the business.


Steven Smith also joins the Board as a non-executive director with effect from 4 August 2016.  Steven qualified as a Chartered Accountant at BDO and subsequently as a Chartered Tax Adviser whilst at KPMG. He has held a number of senior financial positions at large public and private businesses.


Malcolm Wall, Chairman of Audioboom, said: 


"On behalf of the Company, I am delighted to welcome both David and Steven to the Board.  David has already had a significant positive impact on the business since his appointment as CFO last May and we look forward to his contribution to the business as it continues to grow.  Steven has been a close adviser to the Candy Brothers for 15 years and currently runs one of their private investment funds.  He has a strong understanding of Audioboom, having acted as an alternate director for Nick Candy on a number of occasions, and is already well known to the Board. 


"Mike and Nick have been big supporters of the Company, providing valuable contributions to the Board since their respective appointments and my colleagues and I would like to extend our sincere thanks for their considerable efforts."


The following additional information on David McDonagh and Steven Smith is provided pursuant to AIM Rule 17:


Full name and age:

David Adam McDonagh (49)



Current directorships: 

AudioBoom Limited


AudioBoom India Private Limited


DMCD Limited


Exsis EDA Systems Limited


Moow Limited                 


Previous directorships (past 5 years):

16 St James' Square Bath Limited


Hermvale Limited


Christian Adam Limited


22 St James' Square Bath (Management) Limited



Full name and age:

Steven Miles Smith (57)



Current directorships: Limited


Warsmith Limited


Hanzo Archives Limited


The Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation


Hunscote Strategic Consultants Limited


Hunscote Stud Limited


Reef Securities Limited


Amity Events Limited


Eaton Investments Limited


SMS Investments Limited


Candy Ventures sarl



Previous directorships (past 5 years):

CPC Group Limited


Candy and Candy Limited


CPC Aviation Limited


Omni Capital Property Finance Limited


Omni Capital Retail Finance Limited


Fontwell Capital Limited


Maker Offices Limited


Risc Management Limited


21 Chesham Place Limited


Save for the above, there is no further information that is required to be disclosed in accordance with paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies with respect to the appointments of David McDonagh and Steven Smith.


The information communicated in this announcement contains inside information.




Audioboom Group plc


Rob Proctor, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +44 (0)20 7403 6688

David McDonagh, Chief Financial Officer




Liberum (NOMAD and Broker)

Tel: +44 (0)20 3100 2000

Neil Patel / Richard Bootle




Hudson Sandler


Cat Valentine / Katie Cohen

Tel: +44 (0)20 7796 4133




About Audioboom (

Audioboom is the leading spoken‐word audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetising content.


Audioboom works with more than 2,500 active broadcasters, content creators and podcasters around the world ‐ including Cumulus, the BBC, the Telegraph, the Premier League, Associated Press, The Sun, NBC Sports Radio, Undisclosed, Global and Bauer ‐ hosting over 8,500 content channels.


Audioboom's hosting and distribution platform allows partners to embed, share via social channels and re‐syndicate their content. Audioboom content receives approximately 50m listens per month, and growing.  Additionally, Audioboom works with its partners to monetise their audio via live in‐reads, the dynamic insertion of pre and post roll audio adverts, and video ads.


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