Edge Performance VCT nominates Robin Goodfellow and Sir Peter Bazalgette for election to its Board as Non-Executive Directors

– UK, London –  Edge Performance VCT PLC (LON: EDGH) today announced the nominations of Robin Goodfellow and Sir Peter Bazalgette for election to its Board as Non-Executive Directors.

About Robin Goodfellow

A resolution to appoint Robin Goodfellow as a non-executive director of the Company is included in the agenda of the Company’s AGM to be held on 28 August 2020. Robin is being appointed as a non-executive director of the Company by the Board on 31 July 2020.

Robin Goodfellow is chairman of Oxford Technology 3 Venture Capital Trust Plc and a director of Oxford Technology Venture Capital Trust Plc, Oxford Technology 2 Venture Capital Trust Plc and Oxford Technology 4 Venture Capital Trust Plc. He is also a director of OT1 Managers Ltd and OT3 Managers Ltd.

Robin had 30 years of experience in senior accounting manager and internal audit manager roles with ExxonMobil International, Esso Europe, Esso Petroleum and Esso Norway. He has particular expertise in advising on and implementing cost-effective controls across total company business activities and their accounting systems. Robin has an MA in Engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from the London Business School. More recently he has been an active investor and shareholder in VCTs, EISs and other small companies. He was previously a regular commentator on VCT industry performance and VCT company issues.

About Sir Peter Bazalgette

It is the Board’s intention to appoint Sir Peter Bazalgette as a non-executive director of the Company in the Autumn. Further details on Sir Peter’s appointment will be announced in the Autumn.

Sir Peter Bazalgette is a leading figure in the media and creative arts, Sir Peter is non-executive chair of ITV plc and chairs LoveCrafts Group Limited, an online retailer. He led an independent review into the UK’s creative industries as part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy. He is a non-executive board member of UK Research and Innovation, serves on the advisory boards of BBH and YouGov plc, and is currently chair of the Baillie Gifford Non-Fiction Book Prize Trustees and president of the Crossness Engines Trust.

From 2013 until 2017 Peter was chair of Arts Council England. He was also a non-executive director of DCMS, YouGov plc, president of the Royal Television Society, and chief creative officer of Endemol where he personally devised several internationally successful formats such as Ready Steady Cook and Changing Rooms.

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