– UK, Manchester – Collagen Solutions Plc (AIM: COS), the developer and manufacturer of medical grade collagen components for use in regenerative medicine, medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gillian Nancy Black as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary , with immediate effect.

Gill Black, aged 51, brings with her extensive financial Board-level experience to the Group, having been Financial Director and Company Secretary of A&E Russell Ltd, and was instrumental in their expansion before taking them through the subsequent acquisition by Bunzl plc in 2008.  After spending 2 years as Head of Finance and Administration at AKP Scotland Ltd between 2009 and 2011, Gill currently acts as Head of Finance and Company Secretary of GVA James Barr Ltd, where she is responsible for the finance functions of the privately owned property consultancy business which has recently undergone a merger with top 5 UK independent, GVA Grimley. Previously, Gill was a Senior Manager at KPMG, Glasgow where she led a department of 25 professional staff advising many high growth businesses.

Gill graduated from the University of Dundee in Accountancy and Economics and is a Chartered Accountant and ICAS member, having trained with KPMG.

Stewart White, Chief Executive Officer of Collagen Solutions, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Gill to our Board at such an exciting time for the Company. Gill’s experience will be instrumental in achieving company growth and future development.”

David Evans, Chairman of Collagen Solutions, said: “We are fortunate that Gill shares the vision we have for Collagen Solutions and its intended trajectory and her role in that. She has worked previously in entrepreneurially led companies and will be able to bring all of those talents to Collagen Solutions to ensure we adhere to good financial disciplines and reporting standards whilst supporting and being part of the overall executive team comprising Stewart, Gill here in Scotland and Diane Mitchell and Jacqueline Burgin in San Jose”.

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