Malvern International welcomes Alan Carroll to its Board as Independent Director alongside Mark Elliott stepping to Non-Executive Chairman

– UK, London –  Malvern International Plc (LON: MLVN), the global learning and skills development partner, today announced that after many years of service to the Company and financial support via KSP Investments, Gopinath Pillai is to step aside as Non-Executive Chairman and is resigning as a Director with immediate effect. KSP Investments, where Mr Pillai is a Director, remains a significant shareholder and will continue to have representation on the Board of Malvern via Haider Sithawalla who continues his role as a Non-Executive Director.

Consequently, the Board announced that Mark Elliott who was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1st July 2019 and who has already made a significant contribution to the Company and the Board is appointed as Non-Executive Chairman.

The Company also announced the appointment of Alan Carroll as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.

Mark Elliott said: “I would also like to welcome Alan Carroll who brings with him a wealth of experience and a strong focus on corporate governance. He joins Malvern at a time when the strategy implemented in the last few years is starting to yield results, not least with the highest forward bookings in the Company’s history.”

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Gopinath Pillai for his substantial contribution to Malvern since it joined AIM in 2004. His advice as Chairman and financial support in the last few difficult years has been invaluable. We are very pleased that the investment vehicle that he founded, KSP Investments, remains a supportive shareholder.” he added.

About Alan Carroll

Mr Carroll has over 25 years’ experience in the information systems industry, including working in a senior capacity in the development of the Ministry of Defence’s Information System Strategy and as a senior sales manager and advisor to a number of major software and systems integration companies. In addition, he is the senior independent Non-Executive Director at Ideagen plc, a fast-growing UK based international software company. He has been a Board member since Ideagen listed on AIM in July 2012 and has chaired the audit and remuneration committees throughout this time. Mr Carroll was voted Non-Executive Director of the year in the May 2019 Money Week Mello awards.

About Malvern International Plc

Malvern International is a global learning and skills development partner preparing students and learners to meet the demands of a professional life. Courses are delivered on sites in London, Manchester, Singapore, and Malaysia, with the option of studying across multiple campuses over the duration of the same course, and online through the Malvern Online Academy.

Established in the 1980s and admitted to AIM in 2004, Malvern employs approximately 250 people and delivers a wide range of courses. Malvern’s growth strategy is driven by organic growth initiatives complemented by strategic acquisitions.

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