Board Changes

RNS Number : 6732G
W.H. Ireland Group PLC
31 March 2022


WH Ireland Group Plc

(“WH Ireland” or the “Company”)

Board Changes

WH Ireland (AIM:WHI) announces that Philip Shelley will retire as a Non-Executive Chairman and director of the Company with effect from 25 April 2022.  


Philip Shelley has advised the Board that after nearly three years at WH Ireland, and leaving the Company in a strong and stable position, he would like to focus on developing his other business interests which have reached a significant point of scale. He leaves the business under the stewardship of Phillip Wale as CEO and a strong senior management team following the new appointments of Simon Jackson, as CFO; Michael Bishop, as new head of Wealth Management and Fraser Marshall, as the head of Capital Markets.


Commenting, Philip Shelley stated “It has been a pleasure to Chair the Group and to contribute to its turnaround and transformation. During this time, we have achieved stability and improved performance, developed a focused growth strategy and appointed an experienced and strengthened Board and senior executive team capable of implementing it.”


Commenting, Phillip Wale, Chief Executive Officer, said “I would like to thank Phil on behalf of the Board for his help and guidance to myself and the executive team. His focus and energy has assisted us to materially advance the turnaround of WH Ireland and ensure a clear focus on its core strengths. He has been an excellent Chair and we wish him every success in his continuing portfolio career.”


As a result of this change, the Board is pleased to announce that Simon Lough who has served as a Non-Executive Director of the Company since 2019 has agreed to assume the duties of acting Non-Executive Chairman (a position which is subject to the approval of the FCA) with immediate effect.


For further information, contact:


WH Ireland Group plc

Phillip Wale, Chief Executive Officer

+44(0) 20 7220 1666

Canaccord Genuity Limited

Andrew Potts / Tom Diehl 

+44(0) 20 3368 3555

MHP Communications

Reg Hoare / James Bavister 

+44 (0) 20 3128 8793


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