– UK, Studley – Synectics plc (AIM: SNX), a leader in the design, integration, control and management of advanced surveillance technology and networked security systems, announces the following Board changes.

Nigel Poultney, Finance Director, will be retiring from the Company’s Board, and from the role of Finance Director, at the end of the current financial year on 30 November 2015. Nigel joined Synectics in 1991 and was appointed Finance Director in 1997. Following his retirement, Nigel will continue in the part-time role of Company Secretary of Synectics, and as an advisor to the Company, thereby ensuring a smooth and effective handover to his successor.

On 1 December 2015, Mike Stilwell, currently Synectics’ Group Financial Controller, will be appointed to the Board and promoted to the role of Finance Director. Mike joined Synectics in October 2012, after finance roles with the Saint-Gobain Group, Coventry Building Society and the Caparo Group. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 2001.

David Coghlan, Chairman of Synectics, commented: “Nigel Poultney has demonstrated quite exceptional skill, integrity and commitment throughout his lengthy service at Synectics, and has played a substantial role in the Group’s growth and development over that period. Whilst we are sorry that he has now chosen to retire from full-time employment, I am delighted that Nigel has agreed to make himself available on an ongoing part-time basis to provide us with both a seamless transition and continued access to his deep knowledge of our business.

“Since joining the Group, Mike Stilwell has taken on increasingly senior responsibilities within Synectics’ finance department and across all of its operating businesses. On the basis of observing his performance at first hand on a range of important issues, the Board is confident he has all of the necessary capabilities to make a strong contribution to the Group as Finance Director. We are pleased to be able to make this appointment internally in accordance with our succession plan.”

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