Synectics plc (AIM: SNX), a leader in the design, integration and support of advanced security and surveillance systems, announces that it has appointed Andrew Lockwood as an independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Mr Lockwood has over 30 years’ experience of reshaping and growing technology, managed services and healthcare businesses and is currently Chief Executive Officer of KCH Interventional Facilities Management LLP (“KFM”), a provider of healthcare support services. Prior to joining KFM, Andrew was Managing Director of Capita plc’s international healthcare technology and services businesses, Commercial Director for data solutions at Daisy Communications Plc, Interim Chief Executive Office at Retalika Limited, a SaaS business, and President and co-founder of Graphita Inc, a web 2.0 online and mobile media and entertainment business. Previously, he had held various executive positions at Covad Communications, a provider of broadband and data services in the US, been Senior Vice President & General Manager, wireless at Inktomi Corporation, a software provider for internet service providers, and held various positions at BT.

Further information in accordance with paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies (“AIM Rules”) is set out at the end of this announcement.

David Coghlan, Chairman of Synectics, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Andy Lockwood to the Board of Synectics. Andy has had a distinguished career successfully growing enterprise software businesses with similar characteristics to Synectics’ core activities. He will bring considerable personal energy and very relevant experience to our oversight of the Company’s future growth path"


For further information, please contact:

Synectics plc
Paul Webb, Chief Executive
David Bedford, Finance Director
Tel: +44 (0) 114 280 2828

Shore Capital
Tom Griffiths / Henry Willcocks / David Coaten
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7408 4050

About Synectics plc

Synectics (AIM: SNX) is a leader in the design, integration and support of advanced security and surveillance systems that enable clients around the world to protect their people, communities, and assets.

Founded over 30 years ago, Synectics has deep industry experience across gaming, energy, urban transport, public space and critical infrastructure projects. The group's expert engineering teams work in partnership with customers to create integrated product and technology platforms, proven in the most complex and demanding operating environments.


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 in respect of the appointment of Andrew Stephen Lockwood, aged 65. Mr Lockwood does not hold an interest in the Company's issued share capital.

Current Directorships
Bridgewalk Heights No31 Management Company Limited

Past Directorships
Bridgewalk Heights RTM Company Limited
CHKS Limited
Cymbio Limited