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Director Appointments

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Auction Technology Group PLC
04 February 2022

4 February 2022



Auction Technology Group plc

(the "Company" or "ATG")


Director Appointments



The Company announces that Suzanne Baxter and Tamsin Todd have been appointed as independent Non-Executive Directors with immediate effect. Suzanne has been appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Tamsin has been appointed as a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.


Suzanne has substantial listed company experience and expertise gained in both executive and non-executive roles.  She has held a range of commercially focused financial and operational roles, including serving as CFO of Mitie Group plc, where she supported businesses through transformative acquisitive and organic growth.  Suzanne is a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair for Ascential plc and previously served as a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair of WH Smith plc from 2013 to January 2021.


Suzanne is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.  Suzanne also has a wealth of experience in workplace inclusion activities and is a Commissioner for Equality and Human Rights for Great Britain.


Tamsin is currently the CEO of Findmypast, one of the leading companies for family research in the world, where she has overseen a period of transformation and growth, and built a tech-led, mission driven organisation.  Prior to her position at Findmypast, Tamsin was Chief Customer Officer at Addison Lee. Tamsin has a successful track record in product, strategy, and general management roles at admired consumer and tech brands. At Amazon and then Microsoft, she launched new products and platforms in international markets, and she played a key role in commercial growth at Betfair and TUI-owned Crystal Ski Holidays as Head of E-commerce and Managing Director respectively.

A firm believer in the positive impact of diversity and inclusion on businesses, Tamsin founded the Fulham chapter of TEDxWomen, which brings together women working in technology to discuss and share innovative ideas.  In 2015 she was appointed by the Prime Minister as Trustee of the Imperial War Museums, where she is a Director of the Trading Company. Tamsin holds an MBA from Imperial College London and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Princeton University.

With effect from Suzanne and Tamsin's appointments, Pauline Reader will stand down as a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee and will be appointed to the Nomination Committee.  Full details of the composition of the Board and its committees are available on the Company's website.

Suzanne Baxter and Non-Executive Director Scott Forbes both serve as independent Non-Executive Directors of Ascential plc, a UK listed company. However, they are not involved in executive duties for Ascential plc and each have a similar obligation to be independent for Ascential plc as they do for the Company. Consequently, the Board does not consider that Suzanne's and Scott's positions as independent Non-Executive Directors of the Company are adversely impacted by their roles on the board of Ascential plc and are satisfied that they are to be regarded as independent under the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code.

Suzanne Baxter commented:.


"I am delighted to be joining the ATG team at this exciting time in their development. I look forward to working with them and supporting their innovative and ambitious growth plans to lead the transformation of the auction industry."


Tamsin Todd commented:.


"I am thrilled to be joining the board of ATG. The company's mission to unlock the value of the curated secondary market brings great benefits to its stakeholders and wider society and I am excited to be helping the company continue on its growth journey."


Breon Corcoran, Chairman, commented:


"I look forward to welcoming Suzanne and Tamsin to the ATG Board.  Their financial, commercial and e-commerce expertise will be invaluable to ATG as we continue to pursue our strategy and capitalise on the many opportunities we see ahead to grow the business and create value for our customers and shareholders."


There is no additional information required to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.11 or 9.6.13.





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