– UK, Sutton – H&T Group plc (AIM: HAT) announces the appointment of Elaine Draper and Mark Smith as Non-Executive Directors with immediate effect. The Company also announces the retirement of Malcolm Berryman from the Board, effective as of 14 August 2018, following almost ten years of service as a Non-Executive Director.

About Elaine Draper

Elaine Draper sat on the National Executive Committee of LINK between 2008 and 2011, Bank of England’s Strategic Cash Group between 2009 and 2011, and an Advisory Board Member 2016/17 of Centre for Ageing Better – Inequalities in later life review. From 2015 to August 2017, Elaine was a NED of the £35m UK Government funded Credit Union Expansion programme, charged with the delivery of new technology infrastructure and operating models to enable the expansion of Credit Union services. Until October 2017, Elaine was a senior leader within Barclays and a Member of the Barclays UK Current Account and Insurance Committee.

About Mark Smith

Mark Smith is presently a Special Advisor (Associate) at KPMG LLP, acting as Advisor to the International Banking Financial Services Partnership teams. Between 2008 and 2015, Mark held the positions of Retail Operations Director (Business Services), Managing Director, Customer Contact (UK Retail Banking) and Director (Challenger Bank) at the Royal Bank of Scotland plc. Mark’s broad experience base includes working in highly regulated businesses as an FSA / FCA / FSC Approved Person, operating in domestic and international markets.

Peter McNamara, Chairman of H&T, commented: “The members of the Board and I would like to extend our personal thanks to Malcolm for his hard work and significant contribution to the Group as Board Director and Chair of both the Remuneration and Risk Committees. We welcome Elaine and Mark to the Board and look forward to their support as we continue our evolution to create a new digital reach to both existing and new customers.”

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