Cenkos Securities announces Lisa Gordon to its Board as Independent Director and Chairman

– UK, London –  Cenkos Securities Plc (LON: CNKS) today announced, that its Board of Directors has appointed Lisa Gordon, as an Independent Non-Executive Director and to the position of Chairman. This appointment is subject to Financial Conduct Authority approval and will take effect once regulatory approval has been received.

Jeff Hewitt, Acting Chairman of the Company, said: “I am delighted that Lisa has agreed to join the Board. Lisa brings an impressive breadth and depth of Boardroom experience and will be a valuable addition to the senior management team’s experience for the continued development of Cenkos.”

The Board also announced that Jeff Hewitt, who has served as a Non-Executive Director of the Company since 2008 and has held the position of acting Chairman since November 2018 has confirmed his intention to retire from the Board with effect from 28 February 2020.

Jim Durkin commented that: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Jeff for his highly valued contribution to the Company over the past twelve years and the Board extends its best wishes to Jeff for the future.”

About Lisa Gordon

Lisa has more than 25 years of Board experience, in both Executive and Non-Executive roles at both listed and private companies. Lisa is a Non-Executive Director of Alpha FX Group plc an AIM-listed corporate foreign exchange specialist and she chairs their Remuneration and Audit Committees. She is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Albert Technologies Limited, an artificial intelligence technology business and a Non-Executive Director of Magic Light Pictures Limited, a leading film and television production company.

Lisa has held a number of Senior and Board positions. She was a founding Director and the Corporate Development Director of Local World plc; the Chief Operating Officer of Yattendon Group, a private conglomerate; and the Director of Corporate Development of Chrysalis Group PLC, the media group. Prior to this Lisa’s early background was in financial services as an analyst with Greig Middleton and County NatWest Securities.

Lisa will be appointed as the Chairman of the Company’s Nomination Committee and will also be a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, as well as the Remuneration Committee.

Lisa Gordon commented: “I am delighted to join the Cenkos Board and look forward to working with Jim Durkin and the wider team to develop Cenkos’ market position and reputation. I have had very positive experience of founder-led businesses throughout my career and think there are tremendous opportunities for Cenkos to be a market leader in every respect.”

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