GlobalData PLC

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 5933O
GlobalData PLC
03 October 2019

3rd October 2019


GlobalData Plc

("GlobalData" or the "Company")

Directorate Change

Chief Financial Officer Appointment

GlobalData, the international data and analytics company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sally Johnson as Chief Financial Officer. She will join GlobalData at a date to be agreed but is expected to be within the first quarter of 2020. Sally will succeed Graham Lilley, who has decided to step down, but will remain in his current role as a member of the Board and Chief Financial Officer to ensure an orderly transition.

Sally is currently Deputy CFO of Pearson plc, the global education group, and has a wealth of international finance, change management and leadership experience, having held the role of Deputy CFO at Pearson plc since 2015. She has been at Pearson since 2000 holding various operational and commercial finance roles across the business including SVP Finance, Core markets and International Controller. Prior to Pearson, she worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Assurance practice. Sally is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and an Oxford graduate.   

A further announcement will be made when the timings of Sally Johnson's appointment have been confirmed.

Mike Danson, Chief Executive of GlobalData, commented:

"On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Graham for his important contribution to the business over the past 8 years.

We are looking forward to welcoming Sally to GlobalData. Her broad financial and leadership experience will be extremely valuable to us as we continue to grow GlobalData and take it into the next stage of development."



GlobalData Plc

           0207 936 6400

Mike Danson, Chief Executive




N+1 Singer

           0207 496 3000

James Maxwell




Hudson Sandler

0207 796 4133

Nick Lyon



The following information in relation to Sally Johnson is disclosed in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Full name:  Sally Kate Miranda Johnson (née Meadows)

Age: 45

Shares held: nil


Directorships held in the past five years:


Current Directorships

Previous Directorships

·      Pearson Real Estate Holdings Limited

·      Pearson PRH Holdings Limited

·      Pearson Overseas Holdings Limited

·      Pearson Nominees Limited

·      Pearson Management Services Limited

·      Pearson Loan Finance Unlimited

·      Pearson International Finance Limited

·      Pearson Funding Four Limited

·      Pearson Funding plc

·      Pearson Education Investments Limited

·      Pearson Dollar Finance Two Limited

·      Pearson Dollar Finance plc

·      Pearson Canada Finance Unlimited

·      Pearson Brazil Finance Limited

·      Pearson Australia Finance Unlimited

·      Aldwych Finance Limited

·      Pearson Netherlands B.V.

·      Pearson Loan Finance No.4 Limited

·      Pearson Loan Finance No.3 Limited

·      Pearson Books Limited

·      Westminster Press Pension Trust Limited

·      Educational Resources (Cyprus) Ltd

·      Pearson Loan Finance No. 6 Limited

·      Pearson Strand Finance Limited

·      Blue Wharf Limited

·      Green Wharf Limited

·      Pearson Loan Finance No.2 Unlimited

·      TestChange Limited

·      Embankment Finance Limited

·      Pearson in Practice Holdings Limited

·      Pearson in Practice Skills Based Learning Limited

·      Pearson in Practice Technology Limited

·      Pearson Pension Trustee Limited

·      Pearson Group Furbs Trustee Limited

·      Pearson Education Limited

·      Aset Limited

·      E Q L Assessment Limited

·      Pearson College Limited

·      Edexcel Limited

·      Escape Studios Limited

·      Longman Group (Overseas Holdings) Limited

·      Aset Solutions Limited

·      Pearson Heinemann Limited

·      ENVQ Limited

·      Goal Limited

·      Joint Examining Board Limited

·      Sector Training Limited

·      Education Development International Plc

·      Peter Honey Publications Ltd

·      Pearson Education Holdings Limited

·      Aset Group Limited

·      Aset Management Limited

·      Pearson Central Europe sp Z.o.o



There are no further disclosures to be made under Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.


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