Workspace Group PLC (LON:WKP) announced that Jamie Hopkins, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, has informed the Board of his decision to leave the Company due to extenuating personal circumstances.
Jamie will remain in position until 31 May 2019. Graham Clemett, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, will then assume the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer until a permanent successor to Jamie is appointed. The search for a successor will commence shortly and an announcement of their appointment will be made in due course.
Daniel Kitchen, Chairman, commented:
“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Jamie for his significant contribution as Chief Executive of Workspace over the last seven years. The Company has outperformed throughout his tenure and he leaves the business in fantastic shape, with a clear and proven strategy. We wish him all the best for the future.
Workspace has a strong senior management team and the Board is confident that the business will be in good hands while the search for a new Chief Executive is underway. We look forward to updating the market on performance and trading at the Full Year results in June.”
Jamie Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“After a superb seven years at Workspace, I have decided to step down. I am confident that I leave the Company in excellent health, with a clear strategy, a strong team and an exciting future. My decision to leave has been made purely on personal grounds and I look forward to closely following Workspace’s continued success. I intend to remain a shareholder of the Company and wish everyone at Workspace the best for the future.”
Current trading remains in line with expectations and the Company will announce its Preliminary Results on 5 June 2019.