Cambian Group appoints Mike Butterworth to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director

– UK, London – Cambian Group plc (LSE:CMBN), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Butterworth as an independent Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee with immediate effect.

Mike has extensive financial experience having worked in various finance roles, both in an executive and non-executive capacity, for a number of public companies. He was Group Finance Director of Cookson Group plc from June 2005 to 2013 and before that Group Finance Director of Incepta Group plc from 2001 to 2004. Mike was also a director of Alent plc, one of the two businesses demerged from Cookson Group plc, from January to March 2013.

Mike is Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of St Ives plc where he joined the Board in August 2010. He will also join the Board of Johnston Press plc as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 June 2016.

A graduate of University of Oxford Mike is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Christopher Kemball, Non-Executive Chairman of Cambian, said: “I am delighted to welcome Mike to Cambian. Mike will bring his wealth of experience to the Company at an important time in its development and will be a considerable asset to the Group. The Board, management team and I look forward to working with him.”

About Cambian

The Cambian Group is one of the UK’s leading specialist behavioural health service providers. Founded in 2004, it has grown to become a significant partner to the UK Government. The Group’s services have a specific focus on children and adults who present high severity needs with challenging behaviours and complex care requirements. Cambian employs approximately 7,000 people across a portfolio of over 300 purpose-designed facilities and 10 fostering offices located in England and Wales.

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