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SDL PLC - Directorate Change

RNS Number : 9293A
27 January 2020



(the "Company")


Non-Executive Director Appointment



SDL PLC, the global leader in content management and language translation software and services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gordon Stuart as an independent Non-Executive Director.


Gordon will be appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 27 January 2020 and will become a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.


Mandy Gradden, who serves as Chair of the Audit Committee, will mark her 9th anniversary as a Non-Executive Director at the beginning of 2021. Gordon will take over as chair of the Audit Committee at the AGM in May and Mandy will continue to serve on the Committee and as a Non-Executive Director at least until the end of 2020. The Board, in consultation with Mandy, has decided to make this appointment in good time to ensure continuity and an appropriate transition period. 


Gordon currently serves as the CFO of Unit4 NV, a global provider of ERP systems and business software to people centric enterprises.  Previous roles include CFO of TMF Group and CFO at Alexander Mann Solutions.  He has held senior positions with a number of UK listed businesses including Group Finance Director of Xansa plc and Group Finance Director of London Bridge Software Holdings plc.  His early career was as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co.  He has also held non-executive roles at Sepura plc and Intec Telecom Systems plc.


In accordance with Company policy, Gordon will offer himself for election at SDL's Annual General Meeting scheduled to be held on 5 May 2020.




"I am delighted to welcome Gordon to the Board. He brings current technology experience and considerable large international service organisation insight, a key strategic area for the Company as we follow the growth path outlined at the recent Capital Markets event."



The Company confirms that there are no additional matters requiring disclosure under rule 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.

For further information, please contact:


SDL plc 

01628 410100 

Adolfo Hernandez, CEO 

Xenia Walters, CFO 

Luther Pendragon 

0207 618 9100 

Harry Chathli 

Claire Norbury 

Alexis Gore 



About SDL 

SDL (LSE: SDL) is the global leader in content management and language translation software and services. For over 25 years we've helped companies communicate with confidence and deliver transformative business results by enabling powerful experiences that engage customers across multiple touchpoints worldwide. Are you in the know? Find out why 90 of the top 100 global companies work with and trust us on SDL.com. Follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook. 

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