RNS: Directorate Change

Friday, 13 December 2019

Synectics plc (AIM: SNX), a leader in the design, integration, control and management of advanced surveillance technology and networked security systems, is pleased to announce that it has appointed David Bedford as Finance Director with effect from 6 January 2020.

Mr Bedford will lead the Company’s Finance and Administration functions from its Registered Office in Sheffield, which recently relocated from Studley, Warwickshire. A period of overlap will allow for a handover of responsibilities with the current Warwickshire-based team, led by acting Finance Director Amanda Larnder, remaining in place until April 2020.

David holds a degree in Economics & Accounting from the University of Bristol and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He brings extensive UK and international finance leadership experience gained within a range of well-respected organisations.

Having qualified with Deloitte & Touche in 1994, David joined Price Waterhouse’s corporate finance group. Over the last 15 years, David has held a number of senior finance positions within IMI Precision, the largest division of IMI Plc, the FTSE-250 specialist engineering group. During his time at IMI, David helped drive profitable growth as Regional Finance Director for businesses in Europe, the US and Asia. Most recently, he served in a global role as Commercial Finance Director, supporting major new product launches, working on acquisitions and helping drive the organisation’s digital transformation. Prior to joining IMI, David spent 7 years with Jaguar Land Rover.

David Coghlan, Chairman of Synectics, commented: “I am delighted with David’s appointment as Synectics’ Finance Director. His skills and experience will strengthen Synectics’ senior leadership team and we look forward to working closely with him.”

For further information, please contact:

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

Paul Webb, Chief Executive
Tel: +44 (0) 114 280 2828

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

Appendix - AIM Rule 17
There are no disclosures to be made in accordance with Rule 17, Schedule Two (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies in respect of the appointment of David Michael Bedford, aged 51. Mr Bedford does not hold an interest in the Company's share capital.


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