KCOM Group today announces that Jane Aikman has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and will join the Board with immediate effect.

Jane has held a number of Executive level positions, including her most recent role as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Phoenix IT Group Plc up until its acquisition by, and merger with, Daisy Group.

Previously, she was Chief Financial Officer of Infinis plc, Wilson Bowden plc and Pressac plc. She spent five years in South East Asia with Asia Pulp and Paper Co Limited and three years as an internal audit manager with GEC Alsthom. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young.

I am delighted to welcome Jane to the company and to the Board. She brings with her a wealth of relevant industry experience and will give fresh perspectives to discussions at both a Board and senior leadership level. I look forward to working with her.

Bill Halbert
Chief Executive Officer

Jane will stand for election by the shareholders at the company’s AGM in July 2017.

As previously announced, Paul Simpson resigned from the company’s Board as planned on 30 September 2016. The Group will announce its interim results on 29 November 2016.

For the purposes of Listing Rule 9.6.13, Jane was a Director of Infinis Plc from July 2007 to March 2012, Halma Plc from August 2007 to July 2016 and Phoenix IT Group Plc from August 2012 to July 2015.  Jane was a Director of Pressac plc and Pressac Investments Limited when an administrative receiver was appointed to each of those companies on 17 March 2006.  Jane has confirmed that, other than as set out in this announcement, there are no further disclosures to be made under Listing Rule 9.6.13.