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Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Studio Retail Gp PLC

Studio appoints Caroline Ross as a NED

RNS Number : 7753L
Studio Retail Group PLC
15 September 2021

15 September 2021


Studio Retail Group plc ("Studio" or "Group")


Directorate changes


Studio appoints Caroline Ross as a non-executive director



Studio, the digital value retail business, is pleased to announce the appointment of  Caroline Ross as an independent non-executive Director. She will join the Board on 27th September 2021.


Caroline is a highly experienced HR professional with a focus on innovation and technology, and a deep understanding of colleagues and culture. She is currently Chief People Officer of FTSE 100 company, Flutter Entertainment, and holds a non-executive position on the board of Moat Housing Association.  Caroline previously held director level positions with Group plc, Shine Ltd, News International Newspapers Ltd, and Talkback Thames.


Caroline will also join the Company's Remuneration and Nomination Committees.


Ian Burke, Chairman, commented:

"I am delighted to welcome Caroline to the Board. Her expertise in developing colleague and culture agendas will further add to the skills and insight of the Board as we continue to focus on growing the Group's digital value proposition."





Caroline, a law graduate, started her career with Liverpool Victoria the Friendly Society taking a number of training & development functional roles before joining the Performing Rights Society and then developing into senior HR and training management roles with Express Newspapers, then Bloomberg and then FremantleMedia. Following the merger of Talkback Productions and Thames Television Caroline was appointed HR Director for the combined business in 2003.  She subsequently held HR Director roles at News International Newspapers Ltd from 2006, and at Shine Ltd, the UK's largest TV and digital content and distribution company from 2009. In 2015 Caroline joined FTSE 250 digital pure play business Money Supermarket Group as Chief People Officer before moving to Channel 4 in 2018 as Chief Human Resource Officer. In January 2020 Caroline became Chief People Officer of international gaming business Flutter Entertainment.  Alongside her executive role, Caroline has also joined the board of Moat Housing Association in a non-executive capacity.



The Company confirms that there is no further information about Caroline Ross requiring disclosure under paragraph 9.6.13 (1) to (6) of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.



For further information, please contact: 

Tulchan Communications LLP

Sunni Chauhan

020 7353 4200

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