Appointment of Chairman

Dignity plc is pleased to announce that Clive Whiley has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Company with effect from 26th September 2019.

Clive has over thirty five years’ experience in regulated strategic management positions since becoming a Member of the London Stock Exchange. He has extensive main board executive director experience across a broad range of financial services, engineering, manufacturing, distribution, retail & leisure businesses: encompassing the UK, Europe, North America, Australasia, Middle East and the People’s Republic of China.

David Blackwood, Interim Chairman, said:

“I am delighted that Clive will be joining the Board of Dignity plc as Chairman. His significant commercial, business and board experience together with his personal qualities will be invaluable.”

Clive Whiley said:

"I am pleased to have been invited to become Chairman of Dignity, one of the UK’s leading and most respected organisations in the funeral sector and a business with an undoubted heritage.

I greatly value the support already shown to me by key shareholders and I am looking forward to working with the Executive team to ensure that we are fully prepared, armed with the learnings from the CMA review, to deliver a successful plan to improve performance on behalf of all of Dignity's stakeholders.”

The Board is well advanced with the search for additional Non-Executive Directors with a view to the Board comprising a majority of independent Non-Executive Directors in due course, as announced at the time of the Company’s interim results in July 2019.

For more information

David Blackwood, Interim Chairman  
Mike McCollum, Chief Executive  
Dignity plc +44 (0)20 7466 5000
Richard Oldworth  
Chris Lane  
Tilly Abraham  
Buchanan +44 (0)20 7466 5000
www.buchanan.uk.com Dignity@buchanan.uk.com


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