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Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Medica Group PLC

Medica appoints Barbara Moorhouse as NED

RNS Number : 8590B
Medica Group PLC
15 June 2021
 

15 June 2021

Medica Group Plc

 

Medica appoints Barbara Moorhouse as Non-Executive Director

 

Barbara will serve as Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee

 

Medica Group Plc (LSE: MGP, "Medica" or the "Company"), the market leader in the provision of teleradiology services in the UK and Ireland, announces that Barbara Moorhouse will join the Board of Medica as a Non-Executive Director on 1 July 2021. Barbara will serve as the Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee. As previously announced, Steve Whittern, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee, will stand down from the Board ahead of the Annual General Meeting on 16 June 2021.

 

Barbara has extensive business and management experience in the private, public and regulated sectors. In the private sector Barbara has held a series of strategic, commercial and finance roles, including being Chief Finance Officer for two international listed IT companies - Kewill Systems plc and Scala Business Solutions NV, Group Finance Director at Morgan Sindall plc, and Regulatory Director at South West Water. In the public sector, she has been Director General at the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Transport and Chief Operating Officer at Westminster City Council. Barbara has been a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee for Guy's & St Thomas' Charity and a Non-Executive Director of the NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group. She is Non-Executive Director at Balfour Beatty plc, Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Aptitude Software Group plc and Chair of the Rail Safety & Standards Board. Barbara is currently Non-Executive Director at Agility Trains (East) Ltd, but is stepping down this month having been on the board since 2015.

 

Roy Davis, Chairman of Medica, said:

"We are delighted to have someone of Barbara's expertise and stature join the Board of Medica. Barbara is a seasoned Non-Executive Director and brings significant experience from both the private and public sectors. Coupled with her extensive background in the most senior of finance positions in large scale, highly complex and fast-growing organisations, Barbara will further strengthen Medica's Board. I very much look forward to working with her."

 

Commenting on her appointment, Barbara Moorhouse added:

"I am very pleased to be joining the Board of such an exciting and rapidly-growing company with a compelling strategy in place. I am looking forward to engaging with the Board and the management team and using my expertise to help implement this strategy."

 

Save as disclosed herein, there are no further details required to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13 in connection with Barbara's appointment.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Medica Group Plc:

Roy Davis, Chairman

Stuart Quin, Chief Executive Officer

 

+44 (0)33 33 111 222

 

FTI Consulting

Victoria Foster Mitchell

Sam Purewal

+44 (0)20 3727 1000

 

Investec Bank plc (Joint Broker)

Sara Hale

Daniel Adams

Virginia Bull

 

+44 (0)20 7597 5970

Liberum (Joint Broker)

Bidhi Bhoma

Richard Lindley

Euan Brown

+44 (0)20 3100 2000

 

About Medica Group PLC

 

Medica is the market leader in the UK and Ireland for the provision of teleradiology services, providing outsourced interpretation and reporting of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computerised tomography), ultrasound and plain film (x-ray) images. Medica also offers diabetic retinopathy screening in Ireland.

 

Medica contracts with the largest pool of consultant radiologists in the UK and Ireland, performing remote access teleradiology across its customer base of more than 100 NHS Trusts in the UK, the Irish HSE, private hospital and insurance groups, as well as diagnostic imaging companies. This enables the Company to offer a fast, responsive service. In addition, Medica operates in Australia and New Zealand through MedX, a 50:50 Joint Venture with Integral Diagnostics Limited Pty.

 

The Company currently offers two primary services to hospital radiology departments:

 

· NightHawk - urgent reporting service

· Elective - includes routine cross-sectional reporting on MRI and CT scans, and routine plain film reporting on x-ray images.

 

These services are underpinned by Medica's bespoke, secure IT platform that provides market-leading linkage between a hospital's Radiology Information System (RIS) and consultant radiologists who contract with the Company. Direct RIS access ensures that where the wider patient medical history is available, it can be reviewed by the consultant as part of every report.

 

Through its subsidiary, RadMD, in the United States, Medica also provides pharmaceutical and biotech clients and contract research organisations (CROs) with high quality, complex imaging services for international clinical trials. RadMD has gained vast experience in the space, having contributed to over 500 international clinical trials, in all phases of clinical research from proof of concept to phase III and with expertise in oncology, as well as a wider range of therapeutic areas including medical devices, neurology and cardiovascular.

 

For more information please visit: www.medicagroupplc.com

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