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REG - St. James's Place - Directorate Change

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RNS Number : 5278E  St. James's Place PLC  28 October 2022

Directorate Change

 

 

St. James's Place plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Dominic Burke
as an Independent Non-executive Director with effect from 1 November 2022.
Upon appointment, Dominic will be a member of the Group Risk Committee and
Group Audit Committee.

 

Dominic has significant experience in the financial sector and has spent his
career in the insurance industry. In 2000, Dominic joined the Jardine Lloyd
Thompson Group plc following the acquisition of the Burke Ford Group of
companies that he had co-founded, and from 2005 he took on the role of Group
chief executive until the company's 2019 sale to Marsh & McLennan
Companies, Inc. Dominic held the position of vice chair of Marsh &
McLennan until January 2022.

 

Since 2011 Dominic has been a non-executive director and the chair of Newbury
Racecourse plc.

 

Paul Manduca, Chair of St. James's Place plc, said: "I am delighted that
Dominic will be joining the Board of St. James's Place plc. He is a
well-regarded leader within the financial sector and brings with him a wealth
of experience as a director".

 

Dominic's appointment forms part of the Board's wider succession planning
which aims to ensure an orderly transition over time. Simon Jeffreys and Roger
Yates have informed the Board of their intention to retire from the Board at
the conclusion of the 2023 Annual General Meeting ("AGM") at which point they
will have served as Directors for nine years. In accordance with our
succession plans, the Board announces its intention to appoint Dominic to the
role of Senior Independent Director ("SID") following St. James's Place's AGM
in May 2023 and at the same time, that Emma Griffin be appointed as Chair of
the Group Remuneration Committee and John Hitchins be appointed as Chair of
the Group Audit Committee. These proposed appointments are all subject to
regulatory approval.

 

There is no other information regarding Dominic Burke's appointment to be
disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.

 

Ends

 

Enquiries:

Hugh Taylor, Director - Investor
Relations
Tel: 07818 075 143

Jamie Dunkley, Director - External Communications
Tel: 07779 999 651

Tom Burns / Eilis Murphy,
Brunswick                                               Tel:
020 7404 5959

 

 

 

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