Board Changes

Published 25th June 2015

Cohort, the independent technology group, announces the following Director changes.

With effect from the Annual General Meeting to be held on 22 September 2015 Stanley Carter will relinquish his role as Co-Chairman of Cohort. He will remain on the Board as a Non-executive Director.

Jeff Perrin will be joining the Board of Cohort as a Non-executive Director on 1 July 2015 and will take over from Sir Robert Walmsley as Chairman of the Audit Committee following the Annual General Meeting. Rob Walmsley will remain on the Board as a Non-executive Director and continue as Chairman of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee.

Jeffrey Lawrence Perrin (64) is a qualified FCCA who spent his earlier career in a variety of financial roles including spells as Finance Director of different GEC subsidiaries and divisions. From 1989 to 2007 he was first Finance Director and later Chief Executive of Radstone Technology Plc, a producer of embedded computer products, particularly for military markets, quoted on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. He presently serves as Chairman of Chess Technologies Limited, a private company supplying high technology engineered products into defence, aerospace and asset security markets.

Nick Prest, Chairman of Cohort, said

“These changes reflect the evolving needs of Cohort and the wishes of individuals. I would like to set on record the Board’s appreciation for all that Stanley Carter has done for Cohort as co-founder, as Chief Executive until 2009 and thereafter as Co-Chairman. He remains a major shareholder and the Board is pleased that he will be continuing as a Non-executive Director.

I am delighted that we will shortly be welcoming Jeff Perrin to the Board. He brings a wealth of experience not only in the financial management of multi-business technology groups, operating in the UK and overseas, but also in the general management of such companies, embracing the supply of software and hardware and the execution of multi-disciplinary projects in markets related to those in which Cohort operates. He will be a valuable addition to the Cohort Board.
I would like to thank Rob Walmsley for his work as Chair of the Audit Committee from the inception of the company until now.”

Stanley Carter, Co-Chairman of Cohort, said

“From the initial idea over 10 years ago to the vibrant group Cohort has become today I have been closely involved firstly as Chief Executive and thereafter as Co-Chairman. I look forward to maintaining my commitment to the Group as a Non-executive Director.”

Jeff Perrin has been a director of the following companies during the five years preceding the date of this announcement:
Current                                            Past
Chess Technologies Limited         None
Vision4ce Limited

There is no further information to be disclosed under Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.