20 April 2021

Appointment of new Chief Financial Officer 

James Fisher and Sons plc announces Duncan Kennedy will join the Board as Chief Financial Director and Executive Director on 4 May 2021. 

Duncan will take on the role from Stuart Kilpatrickwho announced his intention to step down from the Board following the Company's Annual General Meeting in MarchStuart remains with James Fisher until 29 April 2021. 

Duncan was Chief Financial Officer at BTG plc (BTG) - previously a FTSE250 international specialist healthcare company - where he held the role fotwo years before the company was acquired in 2019. Duncan joined BTG in 2005, and held a number of finance and commercial leadership positions during his time at the companyHe is a chartered accountant with a primary degree in mathematics. 


Malcolm Paul, Chairman at James Fishersays: 

"We are delighted that Duncan Kennedy has agreed to join James Fisher as its new CFO. Duncan has gained significant managerial and financial experience in a variety of roles and has a track record of creating sustainable stakeholder value through both organic and acquisitive strategies. We look forward to Duncan contributing strongly towards James Fisher becoming a purpose-led, values-driven company and delivering the growth potential inherent within the company." 


This announcement is made pursuant to the Company's obligations under Listing Rule 9.6.11R. 

There is no further information to be disclosed under Listing Rule 9.6.13R. 

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