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IG Group Hldgs plc - Non-Executive Director Changes

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IG Group Holdings plc
19 March 2020


IG Group Holdings plc

LEI No: 2138003A5Q1M7ANOUD76


19 March 2020


Non-Executive Director Changes


Appointment of Helen Stevenson

The Board of IG Group Holdings plc (the "Company"), a global leader in online trading, is pleased to announce that Helen Stevenson was yesterday appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company.  Helen was also appointed as a member of the Company's Remuneration Committee.


Commenting on the appointment, Company Chairman Mike McTighe said:  "Following an extensive, externally facilitated, search I am delighted to welcome Helen to the Board.  She is a highly experienced Non-Executive Director with significant marketing and digital skills and experience.  Helen's appointment complements and builds on the skills of the existing Board members and her experience in the ever-changing world of executive remuneration is especially welcome." 


Helen Stevenson said: "IG Group is an award-winning, multi-platform trading company with strong technology assets, a high-quality customer base and a clear and exciting growth strategy. I'm looking forward to working with the Board and the management team to realise further the potential of the business."



Retirement of Stephen Hill

The Board of the Company yesterday received notice from Stephen Hill of his intention to retire as a Non-Executive Director of the Company at the expiry of his current term with effect from 27 April 2020.  


Mike McTighe, on behalf of the Board, would like to extend his thanks to Stephen for his contribution to the Board during his 9-year tenure and wish him every success for the future.  Mike said:  

"Stephen has been an invaluable support to the board and executives throughout his period with the company. His insights and perspectives have been greatly appreciated over the years. We thank him for his dedication and service and wish him well."

This announcement is made in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.11.



Helen Stevenson - Biographical Details


Helen Stevenson brings extensive marketing and digital experience from a range of industries together with strong customer focus.  Helen is an experienced Non-Executive Director with particular experience regarding remuneration matters.  Helen is currently the Senior Independent Director of Reach plc and Kin and Carta plc and a non-executive director of Skipton Building Society.  

Helen served as Chief Marketing Officer UK at Yell Group plc from 2006 to 2012 and, prior to this, served as Lloyds TSB Group Marketing Director. Helen started her career with Mars Inc where she spent 19 years, culminating in her role as European Marketing Director, leading category strategy development across Europe.

Helen has a BA (Hons) Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University.

There is no further information to disclose in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.13R.


For further information, please contact:

IG Group

Liz Scorer                                                             020 7573 0727

Jon Laycock                                                         020 7573 0326

[email protected]

FTI Consulting

Neil Doyle / Ed Berry                                        020 3727 1141 / 1046


About IG

IG empowers informed, decisive, adventurous, people to access opportunities in over 16,000 financial markets. With a strong focus on innovation and technology, the company puts client needs at the heart of everything it does.

IG's vision is to provide the world's best trading experience. Established in 1974 as the world's first financial derivatives firm, it continued leading the way by launching the world's first online and iPhone trading services.

IG is an award-winning, multi-platform trading company which allows retail, professional and institutional clients to trade 24 hours a day, 7 days a week*. IG is the world's No.1 provider of CFDs** and a global leader in forex. It provides leveraged services with the option of limited-risk guarantees and offers an execution-only stock trading service in the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Ireland, Austria and the Netherlands. IG has a range of affordable, fully managed investment portfolios, which provide a comprehensive offering to investors and active traders.

IG is a member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, including a Swiss bank, Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and North America. IG Group Holdings plc holds a long-term investment grade credit rating of BBB- with a stable outlook from Fitch Ratings.

*Excluding 10pm Friday (GMT) to 4am Saturday (GMT)

**Based on revenue excluding FX (from published financial statements, June 2019)


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