dotdigital appoints Mike O’Leary to its Board of Directors as Non-Executive Chairman

– UK, Croydon –  dotdigital Group Plc (LON: DOTD), the leading ‘SaaS’ provider of omnichannel marketing automation and customer engagement platform, today announced the appointment of Michael O’Leary to the Board as Non-Executive Chairman, effective immediately.

Current Interim Chairman Tink Taylor, who assumed the role until a full-time appointment could be made, will step down from the Board and will remain fully committed in his brand ambassadorial role and continue to focus on dotdigital’s strategic partnerships.

The appointment of Mike brings to the Board a wealth of leadership and PLC experience. His career spans over 30 years serving on AIM-listed, FTSE 250 and FTSE 100 companies, with a focus on the technology sector. Mike is a Non-Executive Director of Epwin Group plc, and due to retire from his role as Non-Executive Chairman of EMIS Group plc in May 2020, following a nine-year tenure. Mike will also chair the Nomination and Risk Committees.

Following the appointment of Mike, the Board will consist of two independent Non-Executive Directors which meets the Board’s independence criteria as defined by the Code. The Company will continue the search for another independent Non-Executive Director to join the Board, with the intention that they will chair the Audit Committee.

Milan Patel, CEO of dotdigital, said: “On behalf of the team at dotdigital, I would like to welcome Mike to the Board. Mike has extensive experience running global operations across a range of disciplines and his deep understanding of public company governance will be a great asset to the Company. We look forward to his counsel as we continue to execute our growth strategy.”

Mike O’Leary, the incoming Chairman, commented: “I look forward to taking on the role of Chairman at dotdigital and am enthusiastic about the huge potential for the business. Notwithstanding dotdigital’s strong fundamentals, it is the Group’s ongoing innovation in the marketing automation space, geographic expansion ambitions and talented team that attracted me to the business.”

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