EMIS Group announces David Sides to its Board as upcoming Independent Non-Executive Director

– UK, Leeds – EMIS Group plc (AIM:EMIS), the UK leader in connected healthcare software and services, today announces that Chris Spencer, the Group’s Chief Executive since 2013, having reached the age of 60, has indicated his intention to retire from his position and from the Board by the end of 2017. A formal search has therefore begun to identify a successor. Updates on this process will be announced when appropriate.

Chris has been a pivotal member of EMIS’s leadership team, and a major contributor at both a strategic and operational level, ever since he joined the Group in 1999. He served as EMIS’s Chief Administrative Officer, including roles as Group Counsel and Company Secretary prior to being appointed Chief Executive.

Mike O’Leary, Chairman of EMIS Group, said: “Chris has given outstanding service to EMIS for over seventeen years, including as Chief Executive since 2013, and we respect his decision to put a timeframe around his well-earned retirement, while ensuring a smooth handover and allowing the Board ample time to find a successor of the highest calibre.”

In an unrelated development the Group also announces the appointment of David Sides as an additional independent non-executive director with effect from 1 January 2017.

David brings extensive experience of the healthcare industry gained on a global basis. He spent 17 years at Cerner Corporation during which time he covered a range of roles including Senior Vice President (Worldwide Consulting) and four years as Managing Director of the UK and Ireland business, based in London. He is currently President and CEO of Streamline Health Solutions, a provider of transformational data-driven solutions to healthcare providers, and before that was CEO of IMDsoft. David is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mike O’Leary, Chairman of EMIS Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome David to the Board, where his broad experience of the healthcare technology sector will strengthen the Board’s existing skillsets.”

For more information : http://www.emisgroupplc.com

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