Directorate Change

Released : 18/12/2018 14:00

RNS Number : 8610K

M&C Saatchi PLC

18 December 2018


M&C Saatchi announces Board change


On the 21 September 2018 we announced that Jamie Hewitt, Group Finance Director, was stepping down. The Board is pleased to announce it has appointed Mickey Kalifa1 as Group Finance Director. He will join the company on 14 January 2019 and the Board on 2 April 2019. It has been agreed that Jamie Hewitt will remain on the board until 30 March 2019 to create an effective handover.

Mickey Kalifa was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Sportech PLC, where he worked from 2008 to 2017 and is currently non-executive director of Zoo Digital Group PLC. He is a chartered accountant, having qualified with PwC and has a strong background in the media, technology and sports industry. Mickey has also held executive roles across a number of leading organisations in the UK and USA, including Liberty Global, Sky and Disney.

In accordance with Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies, the following information in relation to his appointment is disclosed:

Mickey holds or has held directorships/partnerships in the five years preceding his appointment at the Company as follows:

Current directorships:

Zoo Digital PLC

Arkia Limited


Previous directorships:

Comzent Limited

Softpawa Limited

Sportech PLC

Sportech Pools Competitions Limited

Sportech Pools Games Limited

Sportech Pools Limited

Sportech Holdco 1 Limited

Sportech Holdco 2 Limited

Sports Hub Private Limited

Pools Company Limited

Pools Promotions Limited Limited

C&P Promotions Limited

Sportech Management Limited

Betpawa Group Holdings Limited

Bet 247 Limited

Sportech Pools Trustee Company Limited

Sportech Gaming Limited

Sportech Group Holdings Limited

Datatote (England) Limited

Football Pools 1923 Limited

UK Lottery Management Limited

TFPL Financial Services Limited


Further information

Save as set out above 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 
Tom Murray



1 Maneck Kalifa known as Mickey Kalifa, age 51

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