– UK, London – Science in Sport Plc (LON: SIS), the premium performance nutrition company serving elite athletes, sports enthusiasts and the gym lifestyle community, today announced the appointment of Roger Mather as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee with immediate effect.
On 1 October 2019, the Company announced that Raymond Duignan, Non-Executive Director and the Company’s Audit Committee chair, intended to step down from the Board once a new Non-Executive Director had been appointed. Accordingly, Raymond will step down from the Board with immediate effect.
In a further change to Board committees, Non-Executive Director Tim Wright will become chair of the Remuneration Committee.
John Clarke, Science in Sport’s Non-Executive Chairman, said: “On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome Roger Mather to Science in Sport as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee. Roger brings a substantial amount of corporate governance and commercial experience to the Company as we continue aggressively to pursue our growth, scale and profit objectives.
“Roger’s knowledge of global branded goods operations, including supply chain, working capital, customer service, distribution management and financial systems, will be of significant value to the Company going forward. In addition, he brings a familiarity with both e-commerce and traditional retail.
“I would also like to reiterate the Board’s gratitude to Raymond Duignan, who has served as a Non-Executive Director since 2015. We thank him for his input to the Company and wish him well for the future.”
About Roger Mather
Roger has broad business experience gained first in audit at PwC, in London and Hong Kong, and then in executive positions in consumer and distribution businesses in the UK, Asia Pacific and North America.
He was CFO of Mulberry Group plc, the AIM-quoted fashion brand and manufacturer, from 2007 to 2016, a period of rapid growth at Mulberry during which time he established international sales channels and implemented the business’s digital strategy. Prior to Mulberry, he worked for more than 10 years at Otto Group, a privately owned multi-national distribution business, first as Group Finance Director of the sourcing division based in Hong Kong and then as Managing Director of a UK division.
From 2017, Roger has focused on non-executive and part-time roles. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Quiz plc, the AIM-quoted omnichannel fast-fashion brand, and chair of its audit and remuneration committees. He is also a pro bono director of The Berkshire Golf Club Limited and of Beaudesert Park School Limited.
About Science in Sport Plc
Science in Sport Plc is a leading sports nutrition business that develops, manufactures and markets innovative nutrition products for professional athletes, sports and fitness enthusiasts and the gym lifestyle community. The Company has two highly regarded brands: PhD Nutrition, a premium protein brand targeting gym lifestyle and sports enthusiasts, and SiS, a leading brand among elite athletes and professional sports teams.
The two brands are sold internationally through multiple retail channels, both traditional and online, including major supermarkets and high street chains, specialist sports retailers and e-commerce sites including Amazon and the brands’ own websites. They enable the Company to address the full breadth of the performance nutrition market currently estimated at approximately £10 billion worldwide.
PhD is one of the UK’s leading protein brands with a reputation for high quality and product innovation. The brand has grown rapidly, based on its core protein powders, since launch in 2005. The range now comprises powders, bars, flapjacks, drinks and other products including the high protein, low sugar range, PhD Smart. PhD is the exclusive sports nutrition supplier to David Lloyd Clubs and its brand ambassadors include rapper Bugzy Malone, WBA international champion Jordan Gill and Team GB Olympic sprinter Asha Philip.
SiS, founded in 1992, has a core range comprising gels, powders and bars focused on energy, hydration and endurance. SiS is the official sports nutrition supplier to many professional cycling teams and organisations including Team INEOS, British Cycling, Cycling Australia, USA Cycling and USA Triathlon. SiS supplies more than 80 professional football clubs in the UK and is an official partner to British Triathlon and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. SiS brand ambassadors include Olympians Sir Chris Hoy MBE, Mark Cavendish MBE and Adam Peaty MBE.
Science in Sport is headquartered in London. Its shares joined the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in August 2013 and trade under the ticker symbol SIS.
For more information: https://www.scienceinsport.com
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