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Begbies Traynor (BEG)

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Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Begbies Traynor

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 2712W
Begbies Traynor Group PLC
10 December 2019
 

10 December 2019

 

Begbies Traynor Group plc

 

Directorate change

 

Non-executive director appointed with significant digital transformation experience

 

Begbies Traynor Group plc (the 'company' or the 'group'), the business recovery, financial advisory and property services consultancy, announces the appointment of Peter Wilhelm Wallqvist to the board as an additional non-executive director with immediate effect.

 

Peter, 42, has spent his career in information technology. He joined BT Research as a graduate engineer in 2003, and from there he went on to deliver a number of high-profile IT projects in the US and Europe at organisations such as Bloomberg and GlaxoSmithKline. In 2010, he co-founded and became CEO at the AI company RAVN Systems, to build and deliver a platform to drive digital transformation initiatives in the professional services industry.

 

In May 2017, RAVN Systems was acquired by iManage, a leading vendor of document management systems for the legal and professional services industries. Following the acquisition, Peter served as VP of Strategy and Global Practice Director, specifically to serve the professional services sector, until he left the business in October 2019.

 

Commenting on Peter's appointment, Ric Traynor, Executive Chairman said:

 

"I am delighted that Peter is joining Begbies Traynor Group's board; he brings significant experience of the use of information technology in professional services firms, in the context of improving working practices and strategic business development."

 

Directorships of Peter Wallqvist:

 

Current:

None

 

Within the last five years:

RAVN Systems Limited

 

Save as set out in this announcement, there are no further disclosures required under Rule 17 Schedule 2 (g) of the AIM Rules.

 

- ENDS -

 

Enquiries please contact:

           

Begbies Traynor Group PLC                                                               0161 837 1700

Ric Traynor - Executive Chairman

Nick Taylor - Group Finance Director

 

Canaccord Genuity Limited                                                                 020 7523 8350

(Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

David Tyrrell / Sunil Duggal

 

Shore Capital                                                                                         020 7408 4090

(Joint Broker)

Mark Percy / Anita Ghanekar

 

MHP Communications                                                                          020 3128 8572

Reg Hoare / Katie Hunt / Pete Lambie

 

Information on Begbies Traynor Group can be accessed via the group's website at

www.begbies-traynorgroup.com/investor-relations


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