Mothercare appoints Tea Colaianni to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, Watford – Mothercare plc (LSE:MTC), today announces that Imelda Walsh, Non-Executive Director, has decided to step down from the Board with effect from 10 October 2016 to focus on other commitments outside the business. Imelda has served in this position since June 2013 and as Chair of the Remuneration Committee since July 2013.

Tea Colaianni has been appointed as Non-Executive Director with effect from 14 October 2016, and succeeds Imelda as Chair of the Remuneration Committee. Tea was, most recently Group Human Resources Director of Merlin Entertainments Plc until earlier this year, and was previously with Hilton Worldwide Inc. She was, until its recent acquisition by Steinhoff, a Non-Executive Director of Poundland Group Plc where she also chaired the Remuneration Committee.

Alan Parker, Chairman of Mothercare, said: “I am delighted to welcome Tea to Mothercare. She has excellent and relevant experience of retail and other consumer-facing industries, in both an executive and non-executive capacity, and will add great value to our Board.

“I would like to thank Imelda for her significant contribution, guidance and support to the Board over the past three years during Mothercare’s turnaround. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”

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