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Alliance Pharma bolsters board with addition of two experienced non-execs

Jo Le Couilliard spent much of her career at GSK, while Richard Jones is an ex-investment banker and the current CFO of AIM-listed Mereo Biopharma

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Le Couilliard and Jones will join the board on 1 January

Speciality pharma group Alliance Pharma PLC (LON:APH) has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board.

Alliance said the appointments of Jo Le Couilliard and Richard Jones will add further international business experience and capital markets expertise.

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Le Couilliard spent most of her career at FTSE 100 drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC (LON:GSK), while former investment banker Jones is the current chief financial officer of Mereo Biopharma Group PLC (LON:MPH).

Both directors qualified as accountants at Big Four accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

“I am delighted to welcome Jo and Richard to Alliance's board,” said chairman David Cook.

“They bring a huge breadth of relevant and varied experience to Alliance. Jo's extensive experience at GSK included a senior sales and marketing position in Asia Pacific, which represents Alliance's fastest growing region.

“Richard, from his work as an investment banker and as a financial executive, brings a depth of relevant capital markets experience. I look forward to their contribution to the company's ongoing development into a leading international healthcare business.”

Alliance shares were flat at 67.2p in early deals on Monday.

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