UNI - EN REPORT No93/2013
20 November 2013
International Personal Finance plc (the Company)
As part of its Strategy for Growth, International Personal Finance plc today announces the appointment of Adrian Gardner to its board as Chief Financial Officer, effective from 2 January 2014. David Broadbent, who has served as Finance Director since the Company was listed in 2007, is taking on the role of Chief Commercial Officer with effect from the same date.
Adrian Gardner has spent more than a decade as CFO across multiple sectors and joins the Company from RSM Tenon where he has been overseeing their re-structuring following his arrival there in late 2011. Previously, Adrian was CFO of PA Consulting Group and earlier in his career he was a Managing Director of Lazard LLC, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse. Adrian is also a non-executive director of Amdocs Limited, a NYSE listed software and services business. In his new role, Adrian will be responsible for the Company’s finance, treasury, investor relations and legal services and he will be a member of the Executive Committee.
David Broadbent will remain a member of the board and will take on the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer, with responsibility for the strategic transformation and modernisation of the Company’s home credit business, leading the technology and customer service teams as well as having responsibility for its M&A activity.
Commenting on the changes, Gerard Ryan CEO said: These changes are a reflection of the positive momentum in our business. Adrian will bring a wealth of new experience and proven business acumen to us at a very exciting point in our development and Dave’s unrivalled knowledge of the business will help us to effectively transform our already successful business into one that is ready for the challenges of tomorrow. I am delighted to welcome Adrian to our team and I look forward to growing the business further with Adrian and Dave in their new roles.
For further information contact:
Gordon Simpson + 44 (0) 207 251 3801
International Personal Finance plc:
Rachel Moran (Investor Relations) + 44 (0) 7760 167637
Nick Jones (Media) +44 (0) 113 285 6815
Information required by the Listing Rules: As required under paragraphs 9.6.13(1) to 9.6.13(6) of the Listing Rules, the Company discloses that Adrian was a director of RSM Tenon Group PLC from 18 October 2011 until 22 August 2013 and is currently a director of Amdocs Limited (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange). Adrian was a director of RSM Tenon Group PLC and Premier Strategies Limited (an RSM Tenon group company) within the 12 months preceding each company being placed into administration on 22 August 2013. There are no further disclosures in relation to the appointment above.