Cineworld Group welcomes Dr. Ashley Steel to its Board as Independent Director and appoints Dean Moore as new Senior Independent Director

– UK, Chiswick –  Cineworld Group plc (LON: CINE) today announced the appointment of Dr. Ashley Steel to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director, effective from 1 April 2021.

 “On behalf of the Board, we look forward to welcoming Ashley as an independent Non-Executive Director. We will greatly benefit from the wealth of experience that Ashley brings, especially in the key areas of business, risk, and remuneration. Ashley will undoubtedly make a valuable contribution to our work as a Board.” said Alicja Kornasiewicz, Chair of the Nomination Committee. “I believe Ashley’s appointment, together with our updated Committee memberships, will assist the Board to move forward with an advantageous set of skills, experience, and capabilities which will provide strong support to the Executive Management Team”

The Company also announced that Rick Senat, a Non-Executive Director of the Company since 2010, and Senior Independent Director, will be stepping down from the Board at the 2021 AGM. Concurrently, Dean Moore becomes Senior Independent Director with immediate effect.

Alicja Kornasiewicz added: “I would also like to thank our long-standing and deeply respected outgoing Board member, Rick Senat. Rick has made an exceptional contribution to the Company, having been involved since the time of its inception, and we are grateful for his commitment, dedication and invaluable guidance over the years. We wish Rick every future success.

Dr. Ashley Steel will also become a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees on appointment.

About Dr. Ashley Steel

Dr. Ashley Steel is a former Vice-Chair and member of the UK and European boards of KPMG, with significant international, financial and commercial experience. Having led the Global Transport, Leisure and Logistic practice at KPMG for 11 years, she developed a successful career advising FTSE and Fortune 500 boards on strategy.

Since retiring from KPMG in 2014, Ashley has undertaken a number of non-executive roles in the transport, technology and media sectors. Until February 2021, Ashley was a Non-Executive Director of GoCo Group plc. She was previously a Non-Executive Director at the BBC, the Civil Aviation Authority, and Ince & Co LLP. Currently, Ashley is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at National Express Group plc.

Ashley has a PhD in Management from Henley Business School.

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