Getech Group plc - Directorate change

28 Feb 2018

The Directors of The Getech Group (AIM; GTC) are pleased to announce the appointment to the Board of Andrew Liam Darbyshire, as Group Chief Financial Officer, and Christopher Paul Jepps, as Group Chief Operating Officer. Andrew and Chris join the Board with immediate effect. Simultaneously and with immediate effect Huw Edwards steps down from the Board.

Andrew joined Getech in 2014 as the Group's Finance Manager. Since then he has worked tirelessly to strengthen the financial control environment and enhance the quality of information on which the Executive Committee and Board base their decisions. Andrew also took a leading role in the acquisition of both ERCL and Exprodat.

Chris joined Getech in 2016 at the time of the acquisition of Exprodat, where he led the development of geospatial software products. As Getech's Products Director Chris has been the driving force behind the operational repositioning of our products division. With both service and product leadership now reporting to Chris, the new role of Chief Operating Officer is positioned to drive further product growth and to enhance the profitability and positioning of our services.

Getech's Chairman, Dr. Stuart Paton, commented:

"After a period of operational, cultural and organisational change, Getech has started 2018 with a better balance of skills, stronger leadership in our product and service teams, and an Executive Committee that is empowered to drive the Group's next phase of growth.

With the Board's focus on governance and strategy it is key that we can access the wider range of skills necessary to review Getech's progress and positioning. The appointment of Andrew and Chris will enrich the Board's discussion and I am very pleased to welcome them both.

I would also like to extend Getech's thanks to Huw, who joined the Board in 2015 following the acquisition of ERCL. Since his appointment, Huw has brought a valuable and differentiated perspective on the industry."

The information required by the AIM Rules in relation to these appointments are set out in the Appendix below. 

Getech Group plc                                                                                            Tel:  0113 322 2200

Jonathan Copus, Chief Executive

WH Ireland Limited                                                                                        Tel:  0161 832 2174

Katy Mitchell

James Sinclair-Ford

Notes to Editors:

The Getech Group provides the expertise, support and knowledge that companies and governments need to better discover, develop and manage natural resources. Our data-rich products, geospatial solutions and government advisory services help our customers to achieve their business goals of risk-management, cost control, operational excellence, regulatory compliance and environmental responsibility.

For more information, please visit our website at www.getech.com.

APPENDIX

Christopher Paul Jepps:

Christopher Paul Jepps is, or has been within the previous five years, a director of the following companies:

 

Current

Previous



Boom Cubed Limited

Exprodat Consulting Limited

 

Mr. Jepps, aged 48, owns 903,226 shares in the Company and has confirmed that there is no further information to be disclosed in accordance with Schedule 2 (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

 

Andrew Liam Darbyshire:

Andrew Liam Darbyshire is, or has been within the previous five years, a director of the following companies:

 

Current

Previous



Exprodat Consulting Limited

Geophysical Exploration Technology Limited

ERCL Limited

Getech International Limited

N/A

 

Mr. Darbyshire, aged 35, has confirmed that there is no further information to be disclosed in accordance with Schedule 2 (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.