System1 Group appoints Phil Machray to its Board as Non-Executive Director and announces Rupert Howell as next Chairman

– UK, London –  System1 Group plc (LON: SYS1) today announced the appointment of Phil Machray to its Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 27 May.

The company also announced that the Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee, Rupert Howell, will be appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors, to succeed Graham Blashill who will not be seeking re-election at the AGM later this year.

“In Rupert Howell, we have a worthy successor with a wealth of experience in advertising, marketing and media. I should also like to welcome Philip Machray to the Board and am confident his knowledge and insight will contribute significantly to our future success.” said Founder and CEO, John Kearon.

About Philip Machray

Phil Machray started his career at Deloitte in 1992, where he qualified as a chartered accountant and became a Director in the Technology, Media, and Telecoms practice. He then joined Trinity Mirror Group, where he held several roles including Director of Corporate Development, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer of what became Reach PLC. Since 2021, Philip has been CFO of Merit Group PLC, a data and intelligence business, and a Non-Executive Director of Digitalbox, a mobile-first digital publisher and AIM-listed company, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee.

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