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Directorate change
Thursday, 08 June 2017

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We are pleased to announce that Christopher Humphrey has joined Eckoh plc today as a non-executive Director and will become Chairman following the Group’s AGM in September.

He will succeed Chris Batterham who, in line with corporate governance best practice, will be stepping down at the forthcoming AGM having served as non-executive chairman since July 2009.

Christopher Humphrey, BA, MBA and FCIMA, is currently a Non-Executive Director of AVEVA Group plc, SDL plc and The Vitec Group plc. Christopher was formerly Group Chief Executive Officer of Anite plc from 2008 until August 2015, having joined Anite in 2003 as Group Finance Director. He has held senior positions in finance at Conoco, Eurotherm International plc and Critchley Group plc. He was previously a non-executive director of Alterian plc between 2011 and 2012.

Nik Philpot, Chief Executive Officer of Eckoh commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Christopher to Eckoh. He is an excellent fit for us and we look forward to the experience and insight he will bring with over 30 years’ Board involvement. He has worked with a range of technology companies including SDL, Aveva, Vitec and Anite, and has significant experience in various international markets, including the United States. The Board looks forward to working with Christopher as we embark on the next stage of the Group’s growth and development.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Chris Batterham for his huge contribution during his tenure on the Board. During this period, Eckoh has seen uninterrupted growth and a substantial increase in shareholder value and we wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Pursuant to Schedule 2 (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies the following is disclosed in relation to Christopher Humphrey:

Christopher Humphrey (age 60) holds or has held the following directorships and/or partnerships in the last 5 years: 



Past (within the past five years)

The Vitec Group plc

Anite plc

AVEVA Group plc


SDL plc



Christopher is currently holding 50,000 ordinary shares in the capital of the Company.



 For further information please contact:


Chrissie Herbert, Chief Financial Officer
Tel: 01442 458 300