Director Appointment

RNS Number : 3762M
W.H. Ireland Group PLC
21 September 2021


WH Ireland Group Plc

(“WH Ireland” or the “Company” and with its subsidiaries the “Group”)

Director Appointment

WH Ireland (AIM: WHI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Wood as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Company.

Tom is a highly experienced CEO / CFO who has operated in senior leadership roles within Banking and regulated Financial Services. Tom was Chief Restructuring and Financial Officer of The Co-operative Bank plc from 2017 to 2019 having been appointed by the shareholders following its third re-capitalisation. Through focused commercial leadership he helped deliver a step change in returns, growth and capability. Prior to that Tom was CFO of Shawbrook Group plc from 2012 to 2016 and was also interim CEO from May 2015 until January 2016. He has more recently advised several private equity funds on financial services sector assignments and portfolio companies in respect of M&A and transformational growth.


Tom Wood, commented: “I am delighted to join WH Ireland as a Non-Executive Director following a year of significant progress by the business. The team at WH Ireland is well positioned to grow both the Wealth Management and Capital Markets businesses, leveraging their reputation of providing high quality service to their clients in dynamic and changing markets. WH Ireland is building a differentiated and strong position supporting growth companies in both private and public markets and I really look forward to helping them grow this vital offering as well as accelerating growth in wealth management.”


Commenting on today’s announcement, Phil Shelley, Chair of WH Ireland, said:

“I am really pleased to be welcoming Tom to the Board. He brings in depth financial and regulatory experience having been at the forefront of a number major transformations in financial services that accelerated growth and returns. As we build our business, I am confident Tom brings very relevant and current capability to his role as Chair of Audit.”

Further disclosures pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies: 

Thomas Francis Wood, age 49, is currently or has previously been a director of the following companies within the past five years:

Current directorships





Previous directorships






Tom Wood has no beneficial interest in the equity securities of WH Ireland Group Plc.

Save as disclosed above, there is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

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For further information please 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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