SSP Group welcomes Judy Vezmar to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, London –  SSP Group plc (LON: SSPG), a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, today announced the appointment of Judy Vezmar to its Board as an independent non-executive director effective from 1 August 2020. Judy will also serve as a member of the Board’s Remuneration Committee.

“We are delighted to welcome Judy to the Board, and I look forward to working with her. Judy has extensive knowledge of running complex, international businesses, and she brings significant expertise to the Board in the field of data and analytics having held senior leadership roles in the technology sector for many years, both in the US and internationally,” said  Board Chairman, Mike Clasper.

About Judy Vezmar

From 2001 to 2014, Judy was CEO of LexisNexis International, a global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics. Prior to LexisNexis, she held a number of executive leadership roles in sales, marketing and strategy within the Xerox Corporation in the United States and Europe.

Judy is currently a non-executive director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Ascential plc, specialist information, data and analytics company, served as a non-executive director of Rhythmone plc (formerly Blinkx plc, an online video platform) from January 2014 to August 2015 and was a non-executive director of Rightmove plc from February 2006 to May 2015, serving on its Nomination, Audit and Remuneration Committees. She is also a business adviser to Gypsy Bean Coffee Roasters in Florida.

About SSP

SSP is a leading operator of food and beverage concessions in travel locations worldwide, operating restaurants, bars, cafés, food courts, lounges and convenience stores in airports, train stations, motorway service stations and other leisure locations.

Prior to the onset of Covid‐19, during 2019 SSP Group employed c 40,000 colleagues around the world, serving around one and a half million customers every day at approximately 180 airports and 300 rail stations in 36 countries around the world and operated more than 550 international, national and local brands across our c. 2,800 units.

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