IG Group Holdings plc
LEI No: 2138003A5Q1M7ANOUD76
19 September 2019
Update on Chairman Selection Process and Non-Executive Director appointment
IG Group Holdings plc ("IG", "the Group", "the Company"), a global leader in online trading, confirms that, as previously announced, Andy Green will step down as Chairman at the conclusion of the Company's AGM on 19 September 2019.
The search for a new Chairman to lead the Board is at an advanced stage. A preferred candidate has been identified and the appointment is subject to securing relevant regulatory approvals. Whilst the appointment process continues, Jonathan Moulds, an existing Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board Risk Committee, will be appointed as Interim Chairman immediately following the AGM.
Additionally, the Board has agreed to appoint Malcolm Le May as Chairman of the Nomination Committee immediately following the AGM. As announced on 15 April 2019, Malcolm is leading the search for our new Chairman.
The Board has continued its search for additional Non-Executive Directors to bring fresh perspective to Board discussions and complement the skill sets of the current Board. As such, IG is pleased to announce that, following receipt of relevant regulatory approvals, the Board has today agreed to appoint Andrew Didham as an additional Non-Executive Director of the Company. Andrew's appointment will also take effect at the Board meeting immediately following the AGM. Andrew will then seek election by shareholders at the AGM in September 2020.
On appointment, Andrew will join the IG Group Board Audit Committee.
Commenting on the search for the new Chairman and the interim appointment of Jonathan Moulds, Senior Independent Director Malcolm Le May said:
"Following an extensive, externally facilitated process we are at an advanced stage of our search for a new Chairman to lead the Board. Whilst we finalise the appointment, my thanks go to Jonathan Moulds for agreeing to take the role on an interim basis."
"I am also delighted to welcome Andrew Didham to the Board. He is a highly experienced Non-Executive Director with significant financial services experience and will complement the range of skills of existing Board members, especially as a member of the Audit Committee."
Jonathan Moulds - Biographical Details
Jonathan has held a number of senior leadership roles at major financial institutions spanning the UK, US and Asia. He has a strong financial markets background most recently at Barclays plc, where he was the Group Chief Operating Officer until 2016.
Jonathan is the Chairman of Litigation Capital Management Limited, an AIM-listed litigation finance company.
Prior to Barclays, Jonathan had a 20-year career with Bank of America and was Chief Executive Officer of Merrill Lynch International following the merger of the two institutions in 2008 with responsibility for Bank of America's European businesses. He was a member of Bank of America's Global Operating Committee. Jonathan has served widely on key industry associations including as Chairman of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) from 2004 until 2008, and as a director of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME). He remains a member of AFME's Advisory Board. Jonathan was a member of the Capital Markets Senior Practitioners of the UK Financial Services Authority, and the Global Financial Markets Association.
Jonathan serves as Chairman of the IG Board Risk Committee and sits on the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee
During his tenure as Interim Chairman, Jonathan will receive a pro rata annual remuneration of £300,000. During this period, he will no longer be entitled to the £25k fee for chairing the Board Risk Committee or the non-executive director base fee of £65k, or Committee membership fees of £3k per Committee.
Andrew Didham - Biographical details
Andrew Didham is currently a Non-Executive Director of N.M Rothschild and Co Limited and Chairman of the N.M. Rothchild Pension Trust. Since 2015 he has been a Non-Executive Director and, since 2017, Senior Independent Director of Charles Stanley Group plc where he also serves as Non-Executive Chairman of its principal operating company Charles Stanley & Co Limited. In 2017 Andrew was appointed to the Board of Shawbrook Group PLC where he is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of its Audit Committee.
From 2017 to 2019 Andrew served as Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committees of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group PLC.
A partner of KPMG from 1990 to 1997, Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Upon leaving KPMG, Andrew served as Group Finance Director of the worldwide Rothschild group for 16 years from 1997 to 2012. From 2012 he has served as an Executive Vice Chairman in the Rothschild group.
There is no further information to disclose for Andrew Didham in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.13R.
For further information, please contact:
Liz Scorer 020 7573 0727
Neil Doyle / Ed Berry 020 3727 1141 / 1046
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IG empowers informed, decisive, adventurous people to access opportunities in over 16,000 financial markets. With a strong focus on innovation and technology, the Company puts client needs at the heart of everything it does.
IG's vision is to provide the world's best trading experience. Established in 1974 as the world's first financial derivatives firm, it continued leading the way by launching the world's first online and iPhone trading services.
IG is an award-winning, multi-platform trading Company, the world's No.1 provider of CFDs* and a global leader in forex. It provides leveraged services with the option of limited-risk guarantees and offers an execution-only stock trading service in the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Ireland, Austria and the Netherlands. IG has a range of affordable, fully managed investment portfolios, which provide a comprehensive offering to investors and active traders.
It is a member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, including a Swiss bank, Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the US, where it offers on-exchange limited risk derivatives via the Nadex brand.
*Based on revenue excluding FX (from published financial statements, June 2019).
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