Dods Group appoints Vijay Vaghela to its Board as Non-Executive Director alongside Mark Smith stepping to Non-Executive Chairman

– UK, London –  Dods Group PLC (LON: DODS), a leading technology company specialising in business intelligence, media and technology resourcing, today announced the appointment of Vijay Vaghela to its Board as a Non-Executive Director effective immediately, succeeding Mark Smith as Chair of the Audit Committee.

The Company also announced that Mark Smith, current Interim Chairman of Dods, will be taking the role of Non-Executive Chairman effective immediately. Mark will remain a member of the Audit Committee

“I am very pleased to welcome someone of Vijay’s calibre to our Board and look forward to the contribution he will bring. His extensive experience in both media and finance will give us valuable insight as Dods continues to evolve. I am also delighted to confirm my role as Chairman and look forward to continuing to work with the Board and management on driving the Dods strategy.” said Board Chairman, Mark Smith.

About Vijay Vaghela

Vijay is currently the COO of National World plc and was most recently group Finance Director of Reach plc (formerly known as Trinity Mirror) from May 2003 until February 2019; he also served as group company secretary. Vijay served as the interim CEO of Trinity Mirror from June 2012 to August 2012. From 1994 to 1999, Vijay held various roles at Mirror Group plc, including Head of Internal Audit and Group Treasurer.

Vijay was also a non-executive director and chair of the audit and risk committee of Local World Holdings Limited between 2013 and 2015 and was a member of the audit committee of the Football Association for six years to 2017. Vijay is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

About Dods Group

Dods is a leading technology company specialising in business intelligence, media and technology resourcing. With extensive capability in machine learning and AI, we manage and transform large volumes of data and information across multiple industries, for some of the UK’s leading business intelligence providers. In the political and regulatory domains, we have built a reputation for high quality, unbiased content across all of our products and services in Westminster, Edinburgh, Paris and Brussels.

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