Directorate Changes

Released : 18/12/2015 07:00

RNS Number : 4804J

M&C Saatchi PLC

18 December 2015




M&C SAATCHI plc announces Board changes:


Lloyd Dorfman, our Senior Non-Executive Director, has informed the Board of his intention to retire from the Board on 31 December 2015. Lloyd has been a member of the Board since float on 7 July 2004 and is the Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.


The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Lord Dobbs as a non-executive Director with effect from 1st January 2016.  On appointment, Michael will join M&C Saatchi's Audit and Remuneration committees.


Lord Dobbs is Britain's best-known political novelist and the author of the House of Cards. He is an active member of the House of Lords. He was Special Advisor to Margaret Thatcher and following a period at Saatchi & Saatchi, returned to the Conservative Party as her Chief-of-Staff and then became Deputy Chairman under John Major.  He has also been a current affairs presenter for the BBC, and a columnist for both the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Express. He has a doctorate in nuclear defence studies.


Adrian Martin, a Non-Executive Director, has also informed the Board of his intention not to stand for re-election at our next AGM (June 2016). Adrian has been a member of the Board since our float on 7 July 2004 and is Chair of Audit Committee and member of Audit and Nominations Committee. A successor will be announced ahead of the next AGM.


We are pleased to announce that Jonathan Goldstein will assume the role as Senior Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee from 1 January 2016. Jonathan joined the Board in 4 May 2010 and is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.


Jeremy Sinclair, Chairman of M&C Saatchi plc said: "On behalf of the Board we would like to thank Lloyd and Adrian for their valuable contribution over the last 11 years. We now look forward to working with Michael and confirming a successor for Adrian in due course"


Further information


Lord Dobbs, aged 67, is currently a director of Michael Dobbs Entertainment Limited.


There is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to Rule 17 or Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.





For further information, please contact:


 M&C Saatchi plc                                +44 (0) 207 543 4500 

David Kershaw


 Numis Securities                               +44 (0) 207 260 1000 

                                                            Nick Westlake, NOMAD

                                                            Charles Farquhar, Corporate Broking                       


Tulchan Communications                 +44 (0) 207 353 4200 

                                                            Louise Högberg


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