Board Appointment

RNS Number : 2738V
W.H. Ireland Group PLC
01 November 2010

WH Ireland Group plc


(“WH Ireland” or the “Company”)


Appointment of Director



WH Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Mark Kershaw to the Board as Finance & Operations Director with immediate effect.  As previously announced, Nigel Gurney, the current Finance Director, will be stepping down from this role and is leaving the Company on 11 November 2010.


Alan has been with the Company since 6 January 2010 and has been instrumental in streamlining and restructuring the Company’s back office.  His work to date for WH Ireland has given him a thorough understanding of the group’s business and makes him ideally suited to assume the role of Finance & Operations Director.


Alan (aged 44) is a qualified chartered accountant and is currently a director of the following companies (all of which are subsidiaries of WH Ireland):


WH Ireland Limited

ARE Business and Professional Limited

SRS Business and Professional Limited

WH Ireland (Financial Services) Limited

Fitel Nominees Limited

WH Ireland Nominees Limited

Readycount Limited

Stockholm Investments Limited

WH Ireland (Stockbrokers) Limited

WH Ireland Trustee Limited

WHI Leasing Limited


Alan has not been a director of any other companies, or a partner in any partnerships, within the last 5 years.


There is no further information to be disclosed under Rule 17 or paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.


Rupert Lowe, Chairman, commented:


“I am pleased to welcome Alan on to the Board as Finance & Operations Director. He brings a wealth of experience, in particular his in-depth knowledge of operations, finance, technology and risk, gained in senior roles spanning over fifteen years within specialist financial services businesses.”


For further information please contact:


Rupert Lowe


WH Ireland Group Plc 

020 7220 1666

Tom Durie


Oriel Securities Ltd

020 7710 7600


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