Further to its announcements of 22 June 2022 and 24 October 2022, Synectics plc (AIM: SNX), a leader in the design, integration and support of advanced security and surveillance systems, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Craig Wilson as an independent non-executive director and chairman-designate, with immediate effect. After a planned transition and handover period of approximately three months, David Coghlan will resign as a director and Mr Wilson will be appointed as non-executive Chairman of the Company.

Craig Wilson is a chartered engineer with a distinguished leadership background in both large and small technology companies. He was Chief Executive of listed multi-national software and business process services company Xchanging plc until its acquisition by Computer Sciences Corporation (“CSC”) in 2016. Following the acquisition, he led CSC’s £1 billion plus revenue business in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands. Previously, Mr Wilson served in leadership roles for Hewlett Packard Enterprises and Electronic Data Systems. He is currently a non-executive director of AIM-quoted AdEPT Technology Group plc and chairman (non-board) of private-equity backed Kao Data Limited. In addition, Craig has extensive experience in the public sector spanning the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Revenue & Customs, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Justice. Further information in accordance with paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies is set out in the appendix of this announcement.

David Coghlan, Chairman of Synectics, commented: “The Board is delighted to welcome Craig to Synectics. He has deep leadership experience of enterprise software and wider technology businesses, large and small, that is highly relevant to Synectics’ growth opportunities. I am confident that he will add considerable value to the Company.”

For further information, please contact:

Synectics plc
David Coghlan, Chairman
Claire Stewart, Company Secretary
Tel: +44 (0) 114 280 2828

Shore Capital
Tom Griffiths / David Coaten
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7408 4090

Appendix - AIM Rule 17

Save for the information set out below, there are no further disclosures to be made in accordance with Rule 17, Schedule Two (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies in respect of the appointment of Craig Alaister Wilson, aged 61. Mr Wilson does not hold an interest in the Company's share capital.

Current Directorships

AdEPT Technology Group plc
Harlow Operations Limited

Past Directorships

Kao Data Limited