Versarien announces Diane Savory to its Board of Directors as upcoming Non-Executive Chair

– UK, Mitcheldean –  Versarien Plc (LON: VRS) today announced the appointment of Diane Savory OBE DL as the Non-executive Chairman, effective on 1 January 2022, succeeding James Stewart CBE who will retire from the Board on 31 December 2021.

“Having worked with Diane at GFirst I am confident that her experience will be invaluable to Versarien as we focus on our objectives of achieving commercial traction and sustainable shareholder returns, whilst also focussing on the benefits graphene can bring to the environment.” said CEO, Neill Ricketts. 

James Stewart added: “I am very pleased that the Board is appointing Diane as my successor. Her history of working at Superdry during a period of accelerated global growth, her experience as Chair at GFirst, and her government connections provide excellent experience for this appointment. It has been a pleasure to serve as Non-executive Chairman of Versarien and I wish Diane and the Company every success for the future.”

About Diane Savory

Diane Savory has, until recently, served as Chair at GFirst LEP. She is a member of the Retail Sector Council at the Department of Business, Enterprise, Innovation, and Skills and worked at Superdry Plc for a total of 22 years, including as a main board director, during which time it grew from an SME to a London Stock Exchange Main Market listed company. Diane’s experience is allied to particular elements of the Company’s GSCALE project.

Diane Savory commented: “I am delighted to accept the appointment as James’ successor at such an exciting time for the business. As the graphene world begins to gain commercial traction our portfolio of graphene products and global footprint, supported by the UK Government, will allow Versarien to play a key role in bringing advanced materials to the commercial and consumer markets. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank James for his leadership and commitment.”

About Versarien

Versarien Plc is an advanced engineering materials group. Leveraging proprietary technology, the Group creates innovative engineering solutions for its clients in a diverse range of industries.

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