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Diploma Appoint Barbara Gibbes as Chief Financial Officer Designate

Diploma PLC (LON: DPLM), the international group supplying specialised products and services, has today announced the appointment of Barbara Gibbes as Chief Financial Officer Designate. Barbara will join the Company on 2 March 2020 and, after a period of transition, will join the Board as Chief Financial Officer on 22 June 2020. Nigel Lingwood will step down from the Board on 22 June and continue to facilitate a successful handover until he leaves the Group, as previously announced, on 30 September 2020.

Barbara is a chartered accountant having qualified with Deloitte LLP before progressing to Director in Audit and Assurance. She has since held senior finance positions at Management Consulting Group PLC, Domino’s Pizza Group plc and Intu Properties plc.

Commenting on the appointment, Johnny Thomson, Chief Executive of Diploma said:

“I am delighted to welcome Barbara to Diploma. She has a wealth of experience and a strong track record in fast paced, decentralised, service-orientated environments. She has strategic vision, strong commercial acumen and a track record of execution. I have no doubt that Barbara is an excellent fit for Diploma, and I am really excited about working with her to deliver our strategic objectives and the next phase of growth.”

Barbara Gibbes said:

“I am looking forward to joining Diploma. The business has an excellent track record of value-added customer service and strong returns, and I look forward to working with Johnny and the management team to further develop and realise the Group’s potential.”

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