Elementis announces Christine Soden to its Board as upcoming Non-Executive Director

– UK, London –  Elementis plc (LON: ELM), global speciality chemicals company, today announced the appointment of Christine Soden to its Board as a Non-Executive Director effective from 1 November 2020.

“I am delighted that Christine is joining the Elementis Board. Christine is a proven and commercial CFO and brings strong experience of innovation and the commercialisation of technology to our Board” said Board Chairman, Andrew Duff.

Christine will join the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees and will serve as the designated non-executive director for workforce engagement.

About Christine Soden

Christine is an experienced CFO with a strong track record gained from leading a range of private and public companies rooted in innovation with a particular focus on biotechnology, life sciences and pharmaceutical products.

From 2015 until February 2020 she was CFO and Company Secretary of Acacia Pharma Group plc, a public quoted provider of pharmaceutical products designed to improve the outcomes and recovery for surgical patients. Before Acacia Pharma Group plc, Christine served as CFO and then non-executive Director of AIM-listed Electrical Geodesics, Inc., which was acquired by Philips NV in 2017. Other CFO and finance leadership roles include Optos plc, BTG plc, Oxagen Limited and Celltech Chiroscience Group plc, having started her life-sciences career as Financial Controller of Medeva plc.

Christine has previously served as chair of the audit committee at e-therapeutics plc, an AIM-listed technology-based drug discovery platform from 2017 to February 2020 and at Provalis plc, a quoted healthcare business from 2000 to 2005.

Christine is currently a non-Executive Director of Fertility Focus Limited (since 2013) and Futurenova Limited (since 2017), a provider of antimicrobial cases for iPads and iPhones.

Christine is a chartered accountant and holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Durham.

For more information: https://www.elementis.com/

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