Company Announcements

Appointment of chief executive

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M. P. Evans Group PLC
05 November 2021

M.P. Evans Group PLC ("M.P. Evans or "the Group")


Appointment of chief executive


The board announces that, with effect from 1 January 2022, Matthew Coulson will take up the role of chief executive of M.P. Evans. At the same time, Peter Hadsley-Chaplin will relinquish the responsibilities of chief executive, continuing in his role as executive chairman.


Matthew joined the Group in 2016 as CFO and was promoted to finance director in 2017. During that time, he has been responsible for leading all aspects of the Group's finance function, from treasury and financing through to governance and control. Whilst Matthew will continue in the short term to monitor and supervise the Group's finance team, work has already begun to recruit a new Group CFO.


Peter Hadsley-Chaplin, executive chairman of M.P. Evans, said:


"I am delighted that Matthew is stepping up to become the Group's chief executive. Over the last five years he has made a significant contribution, both as finance director and latterly as a strategic leader across the Group's operations. With the leadership team in place, the Group is well positioned to deliver continuing growth and enhanced earnings, along with attractive returns for our shareholders."


5 November 2021         






M.P. Evans Group PLC

Telephone: 01892 516333

Peter Hadsley-Chaplin - Executive chairman

Matthew Coulson - Finance director

Peel Hunt LLP (Nomad and joint broker)

Telephone: 020 7418 8900

Dan Webster

Andrew Clark

finnCap (Joint broker)

Telephone: 020 7220 0500

Tim Redfern

Harriet Ward

Hudson Sandler (Communications consultants)

Telephone:  020 7796 4133

Charlie Jack

Elfie Kent


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