Bloomsbury Publishing announces Board member John Bason as next Chairman of the Board of Directors

– UK, London – Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LON: BMY), the leading independent publisher, announced the appointment of current Independent Director John Bason as the next Chairman of the Board of Directors effective on 16 July 2024, to succeed Sir Richard Lambert who will retire from the Board at the AGM on 16 July 2024.

About John Bason

John Bason joined the Bloomsbury Board on 1 April 2022 and became Chair of the Remuneration Committee on 20 July 2022. He is a Chartered Accountant and brings a wealth of experience from his 40-year career in finance and international business. He was Finance Director at Associated British Foods plc from May 1999 until 28 April 2023. He was also formerly Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director at Compass Group PLC and a Trustee of Voluntary Service Overseas. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at SSE plc, Chairman of the Primark Strategic Advisory Board, and Chairman of the UK’s leading food redistribution charity FareShare.

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