Vitesse Media plc (AIM: VIS), the AIM-quoted digital media and events business, is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Donoghue with immediate effect.
Anne has had a varied and successful career at the forefront of change in the retail financial services sector and has extensive experience of leading the development and management of large scale customer service operations.
Anne started her career in 1978 at Co-operative Bank before joining NatWest in 1997. During her time at NatWest Anne held a major operational and integration delivery role as Head of Telephony Customer services during the integration of NatWest systems and processes onto the RBS IT platform following the takeover of NatWest by RBS, one of the biggest and most successful business integration and change management programme of its kind.
Between 2004 and 2010 Anne was International Director at Tesco Personal Finance PLC, the finance Joint Venture between RBS and Tesco PLC.
Recently Anne has been involved in commercial and charitable events management including the City A.M. Active Trader conferences and annual Awards 2013, plus the Brand Finance Global Forum 2015 and 2016. In addition, within the charity sector the Soldiering On Awards, Square Mile Salute charity fundraiser, and City of London Livery and Guilds.
David Smith, Non-Executive Chairman of Vitesse Media, said:
“At a pivotal point for Vitesse, we are delighted to welcome Anne to our Board. It is crucial that the Board is constructed appropriately to support the growth of the Group, both now and in the future, and Anne’s extensive knowledge and experience do just that. Having had first-hand experience in overseeing significant business evolution, we look forward to Anne’s support and contribution at a time when we are rolling out a new strategy and focused on driving growth.”
Regulatory disclosures (in accordance with Rule 17 and Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies):
Anne Elizabeth Donoghue, aged 55, is, or has been during the last five years, a director or partner of the following companies/partnerships:
Square Events Limited
Square Mile Events Limited (dormant)
Square Mile Salute Limited
Commonwealth Argosy Limited
For further enquiries please contact:
Vitesse Media plc
+44 (0)20 7250 7035
Simon Stilwell, Chief Executive
Stockdale Securities Limited
+44 (0)20 7601 6100
+44 (0)20 3865 9668
About Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media plc is an AIM-quoted leading B2B media business specialising in events, digital activities, data and research across four key sectors: Technology, Investment, Diversity and SME. Vitesse’s ambition is to create content that informs, communities that engage and brands that inspire in order to enable a better business environment for our sponsors and clients.
Vitesse’s flagship titles include SmallBusiness.co.uk, Growth Company Investor, Information Age, GrowthBusiness.co.uk and What Investment. Vitesse Media is also responsible for a growing portfolio of high-profile events, including The Quoted Company Awards, Women in IT Awards, British Small Business Awards and Data 50 Awards, amongst others.