Directorate Change - Charmaine Eggberry

 Published: Wednesday January 8, 2014

 Written by GBG News on Investor News

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("GBGroup" or "GBG")

Directorate Change

GBGroup, the identity intelligence specialist, is pleased to announce the appointment to the Board as Non-Executive Director of Charmaine Eggberry, with immediate effect.  Ms. Eggberry will be replacing Alex Green who has expressed his intention to step down from the Board following 10 years in office, due to increasing time commitments at his other roles.  Mr. Green will be leaving the Board in March 2014.

Ms. Eggberry has enjoyed an outstanding career in the technology and telecommunications industries, fulfilling senior sales and marketing roles with international responsibilities during pivotal periods of strategic development and evolution at Research in Motion ("RIM") from 2002 to 2008 and Nokia from 2010 to 2012. At RIM she rose to the position of Managing Director, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for EMEA, reporting directly to the Inventor, Founder and Chairman, Mike Lazarides.  At Nokia, as Global Senior Vice President, she led a large marketing team and accordingly has experience in many international territories.

In 2010, Ms. Eggberry founded and today remains a Board Member and Trustee of The Marketing Academy, a not for profit organisation that promotes talent in the field of marketing and advertising in the UK. She also formed her own consulting business and became a Director in Wayra, which is an investor and developer of digital businesses, leveraging the network of the Telefonica customer base. This necessitates her being an adviser on a number of different start-ups and she is also a member of Wayra UnLtd which is a JV between UnLtd and Wayra focussed on start-ups that make a positive social impact.

Richard Law, CEO, commented, "Both myself and the Board would like to thank Alex for the valuable strategic input and advice he has given GBGroup over the past 10 years. He has assisted in the successful transformation of the business during his tenure and we wish him all the very best for the future."

David Rasche, Chairman, commented, "We are delighted to have Charmaine join the Board of GBG.  Charmaine brings a wealth of international sales and marketing experience in the technology and telecoms industries. Her expertise and insight will be of immense value to us as we capitalise on our first mover advantage in the global markets where we operate."  

Regulatory information

Charmaine Bridgette Eggberry, aged 43, holds or has held in the five years preceding this announcement, the following directorships:

Current Past
Wayra UK Limited
Wayra Unltd Limited
Removal Stars Limited
Plan B Consulting Limited
The Marketing Academy Research in Motion Limited
There is no further information required to be disclosed under Rule 17 or Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

For further information, please contact:

GB Group plc
Richard Law, Chief Executive
Dave Wilson, Group Finance and Operations Director
 01244 657333
Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser and Broker)
Richard Kauffer
Daniel Harris
 020 7418 8900
Newgate Threadneedle
Caroline Evans-Jones
Josh Royston
Heather Armstrong
 020 7653 9850


About GBGroup
The most profitable and successful organisations recognise the value of understanding the individual identity of their customers and employees. GBG combines this concept of identity with technology to create an environment of trust, so that organisations can employ people and connect, communicate and transact with consumers, safely and responsibly.

We call this Identity Intelligence. 
GBG's solutions include:
Register & Verify -  International software and services for quick and accurate customer registration; and the verification of identities of individuals & businesses remotely.
Cleanse & Engage - Innovative software and services which provide accurate and up-to-date identity information to deliver improved intelligent customer contact strategies.
Employ & Comply - Thorough background checks through online verification and authentication of individuals enabling organisations to safeguard, recruit and engage with confidence.
Trace & Investigate - Leading software and services which provide the most accurate and up-to-date picture of the UK's population, properties and businesses to quickly locate, investigate and contact the right individual, first time.

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