14 April 2021
iomart Group plc
("iomart" or the "Group" or the "Company")
Appointment of Chief Operating Officer
iomart Group plc (AIM: IOM), the cloud computing company, is pleased to announce it has further strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer. Neil Christie, who had been running the Infrastructure as a Service side of the iomart business, will now take responsibility for the Group's day-to-day operations, reporting into CEO Reece Donovan.
Neil has worked in the cloud computing industry for over 10 years. He is focussed on building a culture of quality, service delivery excellence and innovation by developing the systems, skills and processes required to support iomart and its customers. After training as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Neil jointly ran a web hosting company, which iomart acquired in 2011. He is a member of the technical and IT faculty committees for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Neil's appointment follows the recent announcement by iomart of a new Chief Marketing Officer, Sharon Mars Leach, to strengthen its brand positioning within the growing marketplace for cloud services.
This is a non-Board appointment.
Reece Donovan, CEO of iomart Group plc, commented:
"I am delighted Neil has accepted this new position within our senior management team. He knows iomart from the inside and has excellent commercial knowledge of the market in which we operate. We will be working closely together to enhance our structure and processes in order to deliver on our long-term growth strategy."
Neil Christie, Chief Operating Officer, commented:
"I am excited to be working with Reece to take forward his vision for iomart. I will be supporting the talented teams we have across the business and bringing together all parts of the Group to deliver on our strategy of service excellence and further growth."
For further information:
iomart Group plc
Tel: 0141 931 6400
Reece Donovan, Chief Executive Officer
Scott Cunningham, Chief Financial Officer
Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)
Tel: 020 7418 8900
Edward Knight, Paul Gillam, Nick Prowting
Investec Bank PLC (Joint Broker)
Tel: 020 7597 4000
Patrick Robb, Virginia Bull, Sebastian Lawrence
Tel: 020 3405 0205
Caroline Forde, Helena Bogle, Joe Pederzolli
About iomart Group PLC:
For over 20 years iomart Group plc (AIM: IOM) has been helping growing organisations to maximise the flexibility, cost effectiveness and scalability of the cloud. From data centres we own and operate in the U.K., and from connected facilities across the globe, we can provide multiple secure infrastructure solutions from branch office backups, to hyper cloud migrations, and everything in between, delivered typically with a 24/7 managed service. Our team of over 400 dedicated staff work with our customers at the strategy stage through to delivery and ongoing management, to implement the secure cloud solutions that deliver to their business requirements.
For further information about the Group, please visit www.iomart.com
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