Board Changes

06 March 2007

Galiform Plc today announces the following Board changes:

Gerard Hughes, Group Commercial Director, has been appointed to the Board as an executive director. He joined the Group in April 2000 as Company Secretary and, in addition to that role, he has, since October 2005, played a major role in the restructuring and refinancing of the Group, including the business disposals during the course of 2006. Before joining the Group he was Deputy Group Secretary at WH Smith.

In accordance with previous announcements on Board succession, Lesley Knox retires today having served as a non executive director since 2001. Michael Wemms, who was appointed as a non executive director in November 2006, takes over as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. He has also been appointed as Senior Independent Director.

Tony De Nunzio also retires today. He was appointed as a non executive director in 2000 and has served as Deputy Chairman, Chairman of the Audit Committee and Senior Independent Director. Angus Cockburn, who was appointed as a non executive director in October 2006, takes over as Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Commenting on the changes, Will Samuel, Chairman, said:

"We are very grateful to Tony De Nunzio and Lesley Knox for their significant contributions to the Board and its Committees over the past six years and particularly during the recent period when the Group has stabilized its position. The appointments today will be instrumental in advancing Galiform's next stage of development."
In accordance with paragraph 16.4 of the Listing Rules, it is confirmed that there are no details to be disclosed in relation to Gerard Hughes under paragraph 6.F.2 (b) to (g) of the Listing Rules.


  1. Michael Wemms was Chairman of House of Fraser plc from 2001 until November 2006 and is a Non Executive Director of Inchcape plc, Majid Al Futtam Group and Cole Myers Limited. He was Chairman of the British Retail Consortium from 2004 until 2006. He was an Executive Director of Tesco plc from 1989 to 2000, with responsibility for Store Operations from 1991. He commenced his management career with Tesco in 1971 and held a wide range of executive positions in Supply Chain, IT, Finance and Administration before assuming his Board responsibilities.
  2. Angus Cockburn has been Group Finance Director of Aggreko PLC since 2000, having previously been Managing Director of Pringle of Scotland and Regional Finance Director Europe for Pepsico Foods. He is a Chartered Accountant and qualified with KPMG Peat Marwick.



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