16th August 2018
Cello Health plc (AIM: CLL), the global healthcare-focused advisory Group, is pleased to announce the appointment, with immediate effect, of two independent non-executive directors to the Company’s board of directors (the “Board“). The new Board members, Clifford Tompsett and Jo LeCouilliard, both have extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
Clifford Tompsett was until recently a senior partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”), with responsibility for the firm’s global cross border IPO practice. For a number of years Clifford led the firm’s UK and European activities in the pharmaceutical sector, advising on many of the large deals in the industry. He was at PwC for 38 years, and is a qualified chartered accountant. Clifford will head the Board’s Audit Committee and he will also be the Company’s Senior Independent Director.
Jo LeCouilliard was until recently at GlaxoSmithKline plc where she held senior executive positions globally with roles in regions including the United States and Asia. Jo has also held senior hospital management positions at BMI Healthcare, and is currently a non–executive director of Circassia Pharmaceuticals plc.
In line with the plans announced at the Annual General Meeting on 10 May 2018, Paul Hamilton and Will David have both stood down as non-executive directors with immediate effect, each having served as members of the Board for more than a decade.
Mark Scott, CEO of Cello, said:
“Both Paul Hamilton and Will David have been non-executive directors of the Company since its formation. Throughout that time, they have helped the Board shape the Group into a leading international business serving predominantly health orientated clients. We are profoundly grateful for their efforts, and wish them both the best for the future.
“I am delighted that the Group has secured the services of two, highly experienced and capable new non-executive directors with deep experience across the pharmaceutical industry. The Board very much looks forward to working with Clifford and Jo as we shape the future growth path for the Group.”
Full name (age)
Previous directorships / partnerships (over the last five years):
Clifford Peter Tompsett (61)
Dundas & Burgun Limited
Hatton Farm Estates Limited
Kismet Acquisition Limited
Joanna Susan LeCouilliard (54)
Circassia Pharmaceuticals plc
GlaxoSmithKline Pte. Ltd.
Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing Pte. Ltd.
General Healthcare Group Ltd
Duke NUS Medical School
Mr. Tompsett and Ms. LeCouilliard do not have any interests in the ordinary shares of the Company.
There are no further disclosures to be made pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies in respect of the appointments of Mr. Tompsett and Ms. LeCouilliard.