8 September 2020
Gamma Communications plc
Non-Executive Director Appointments
Gamma Communications plc ("Gamma" or "the Group"), a leading, technology based provider of communications services to the business market in Western Europe announces the appointment of Xavier Robert and Charlotta Ginman as Non-Executive Directors of the Company with immediate effect.
Xavier has been a private equity professional for more than 20 years. He leads the investment activities of global private equity firm Bridgepoint in the UK and sits on its Executive and Investment Committees. He holds a strong expertise in TMT and notably chairs Calypso, a leading global capital market software provider, and Qualitest, the global market leading pure-play software testing company.
Charlotta qualified as a Chartered Accountant before spending a career in investment banking and commercial organisations, principally in technology-related businesses. She began her career at Ernst & Young in 1989, and was then appointed to a series of senior roles in investment banking with UBS, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan both in London and Singapore.
Charlotta has also held senior roles within Nokia Corporation, including acting as Chief Financial Officer of its luxury mobile phone division Vertu Corporation Limited. Charlotta is an experienced NED, currently sitting on the Boards of Pacific Assets Trust plc, Polar Capital Technology Trust plc, Unicorn AIM VCT plc and Keywords Studios plc.
Richard Last, Chairman of Gamma, said:
"I'm very pleased to welcome Xavier and Charlotta to the Board. Charlotta has extensive technology sector experience from multinational incumbents such as Nokia and fast growth software and service providers like Keywords Studios. As an executive and NED she has supported the growth and development of businesses in the sector and will provide valuable insight as Gamma continues to execute its strategy.
Xavier's experience in identifying, acquiring, integrating and growing technology businesses is highly relevant to Gamma's international acquisition strategy. As we grow our footprint in both existing and new jurisdictions across Western Europe we look forward to his insight complementing the experience already on the Board."
Gamma Communications plc Tel: +44 (0)333 006 5972
Andrew Taylor, Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Belshaw, Chief Financial Officer
Investec Bank plc (NOMAD & Broker) Tel: +44 (0)207 597 5970
Tulchan Communications LLP (PR Adviser) Tel: +44 (0)207 353 4200
James Macey White
Disclosures under Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules:
The following additional information relating to Mr Robert is disclosed under Rule 17 or Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
Mr Xavier Jean Robert, aged 49, holds or has held the following directorships and/or partnerships in the previous five years:
CALYPSO GROUP LUX SCA
CALYPSO GROUP UK LIMITED
QUANTUM HOLDING TOPCO LIMITED
BRIDGEPOINT ADVISERS II LIMITED
BRIDGEPOINT ADVISERS HOLDINGS
BRIDGEPOINT SP. Z O.O.
COMPAGNIE DU PONANT HOLDING
CALYPSO FX USD LIMITED
CALYPSO FX EUR LIMITED
CALYPSO GROUP US, INC
CALYPSO MERGER CO.
CALYPSO UK MIDCO LIMITED
CALYPSO UK TOPCO LIMITED
EFRONT HOLDING SAS
MAPIL TOPCO LIMITED
QUANTUM HOLDCO BIDCO INC
QUANTUM HOLDING FINCO LIMITED
QUANTUM HOLDING MIDCO 1 LIMITED
QUANTUM HOLDING MIDCO 2 LIMITED
QUANTUM HOLDING UK BIDCO LIMITED
Mr Robert was a director of Groupe Moniteur when it was subject to a scheme of arrangement and sold to a competitor post the global financial crisis.
No additional information relating to Mr Robert is required to be disclosed under Rule 17 or Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
The following additional information relating to Ms Ginman is disclosed under Rule 17 or Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
Ms Maria Charlotta Ginman FCA, aged 55, holds or has held the following directorships and/or partnerships in the previous five years:
Keywords Studios plc
Polar Capital Technology Trust plc
Pacific Assets Trust plc
Unicorn AIM VCT plc
The Queen's Club Limited
QC Holdings Limited
QC Ground Limited
Consort Medical PLC
Motif Bio plc
Motif BioSciences, Inc
Ms Ginman' has also been known by the following surnames: Ginman-Horrell (current married name) and Ginman-Jones (former married name).
No additional information relating to Ms Ginman is required to be disclosed under Rule 17 or Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.