Focusrite appoints Mike Butterworth to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, High Wycombe –  Focusrite plc (LON: TUNE) today announced the appointment of Mike Butterworth to its Board as an Independent Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee, effective from 1 January 2022, replacing Paul Dean, current independent Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee, who is now retiring from the Board.

The Company also announced that founder and current Executive Chairman, Phil Dudderidge will move to the role of Non-executive Chairman, while David Bezem will become Senior Independent Director.

Phil Dudderidge commented: “We are delighted to welcome Mike to the Board and look forward to working with him as we enter the next stage of the Group’s development. He has an impressive track record of leading and advising companies in both executive and non-executive capacities. His experience since 2010 in chairing audit committees and in Non-executive Director roles, together with his cross-sector expertise, will benefit our Group as we enter the next stage of growth.”

About Mike Butterworth

Mike Butterworth has over 25 years of experience in senior finance roles in FTSE 250, Small Cap, and AIM businesses across a broad range of sectors. He was CFO of Incepta Group, before its acquisition by Huntsworth in 2005, and then Cookson Group until its demerger in 2012. He is a former Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Kin and Carta plc, Johnston Press plc, Stock Spirits Group plc, and Cambian Group plc.

Mike Butterworth is currently a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Pressure Technologies plc and Hammerson plc. He is a qualified chartered accountant with an Honours degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford.

About Focusrite

Focusrite plc is a global audio products group that develops and markets proprietary hardware and software products. Used by audio professionals and musicians, its solutions facilitate the high-quality production of recorded and live sound. The Focusrite Group trades under eight established brands: Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation, Ampify, ADAM Audio, Martin Audio, Optimal Au-Audio Sequential.

With a high-quality reputation and a rich heritage spanning decades, its brands are category leaders in the music-making and audio recording industries. Focusrite and Focusrite Pro offer audio interfaces and other products for recording musicians, producers, and professional audio facilities. Novation and AmpAmplifyoducts are used in the creation of electronic music, from synthesizers and groove boxes industry-shaping controllers and inspirational music-making apps. ADAM Audio studio monitors have earned a worldwide reputation based on technological innovation in the field of studio loudspeaker technology. Martin Audio designs and manufactures performance-ready systems across the spectrum of sound reinforcement applications. Sequential designs and manufactures high-end analog synthesizers.

The Focusrite Group has offices in four continents and a global customer base with a distribution network covering approximately 240 territories.

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