– UK, London – Science in Sport plc (AIM: SIS), a leading sports nutrition company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Vivienne Sparks, an experienced financial executive, in the new role of Finance Director. Vivienne, who will also become Company Secretary, will start at SiS on 3 August 2014 and at the same time join the Company’s Board.
Vivienne qualified as an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1999 before gaining international financial experience in a variety of roles at quoted companies including First Technology plc, BG Group plc and Anite plc.
Between 2007 and 2013, Vivienne worked at AIM-quoted Regenersis plc where she became group financial controller in 2011. Vivienne was most recently at Atex Group, a privately held software company where she held the title of EMEA CFO.
Stephen Moon, Science in Sport’s CEO, said: “I am delighted to welcome Vivienne to the new role of Finance Director at Science in Sport. Her breadth of international financial experience gained at publicly quoted companies will be of great value in the future development of SiS.”
About Science in Sport plc
Science in Sport plc is a leading sports nutrition company that develops, manufactures and markets sports nutrition products for professional athletes and sports enthusiasts. SiS is a strong brand in the elite athlete community – in the 2012 London Olympics, 24 medal-winning athletes or teams used SiS products.
The SiS core product ranges include: SiS GO, comprising energy powders, isotonic gels, energy bars and hydration tablets; and SiS REGO, including protein-based recovery powders and bars. SiS products are sold in a range of retail channels, including specialist sport retailers, major grocers, high street retailers and e-commerce websites.
SiS is currently the official sports nutrition supplier to professional cycling teams Rapha Condor JLT, Madison Genesis, Pro Team Astana, Team Katusha and Trek. SiS is also currently the official supplier of sports drinks and sports nutrition to the GB Rowing Team. In addition, Olympians Sir Chris Hoy MBE, Mark Cavendish MBE and Helen Jenkins are Elite Sports Consultants and brand ambassadors.
SiS was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in London. Its manufacturing and product development facility is in Nelson, Lancashire.
SiS shares are traded on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SIS.
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