Artemis Alpha Trust appoints Tom Smethers to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, London –  Artemis Alpha Trust PLC (LON: ATS) today announced the appointment of Tom Smethers to its Board as an independent non-executive Director effective from 15 March 2023.

Tom Smethers will take over the role of Chairman of the Audit Committee on the same date.

About Tom Smethers

Tom Smethers has held several senior finance positions in the retail, aviation, travel, and hospitality sectors. From 2007 to 2013 Tom was Group Financial Controller at easyJet plc, from 2013 to 2015 VP of Finance at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts in Dubai, from 2015 to 2019 Finance Director for TUI Airways in the UK and Nordic region, and more recently from 2019 to 2021 Global Finance Director for Costa Coffee, part of the Coca-Cola Company. Tom joined Britvic in March 2021 as Group Finance Director responsible for Finance Shared Services, Group Financial Control, Reporting, Planning, and Analysis.

Tom qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte and worked in the Audit and Advisory practice in London and Auckland, New Zealand.

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