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Appointment of Independent Non-executive Director 14 April 2020

14th April 2020

RNS Number : 4635J
Dart Group PLC
14 April 2020

14 April 2020

Dart Group PLC

(the "Group")


Appointment of Independent Non-executive Director

Dart Group PLC, the Leisure Travel and Distribution & Logistics group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Terrell as an independent non-executive director, with immediate effect.


Robin Terrell has extensive experience in leading online and retail businesses ranging from Amazon, where he was Vice President and UK Managing Director from 2001 to 2005, to John Lewis, where he was Managing Director of John Lewis Direct, responsible for developing their multi-channel proposition.  Most recently he was Chief Customer Officer at Tesco, where he also served as Interim Managing Director, UK and Group Multi-channel Director.  Prior to that he served as Executive Director of Multi-channel and International at House of Fraser. Robin qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand.


Robin is Non-Executive Chair of Manufacturing Services Investment Limited, Non-Executive Director and Audit Chair at William Hill Plc, and Non-Executive Director at Amara Living,  Ahlens and New Look. His previous Non-Executive roles include Tesco Mobile, Lazada Group, Karen Millen, Maplin Electronics, Wilkinson and Monica Vinader.


Robin will become a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees with effect from the date of his appointment.


Philip Meeson, Executive Chairman of the Group commented:


"I am delighted to welcome Robin Terrell to the Board of Directors.  He has huge experience in leading online and retail businesses with a focus on providing a great customer experience, and also a strong track record as a Non-Executive Director. I know that he will make a significant contribution to the ongoing success of our business."


The directorships and partnerships currently held by Robin Terrell and over the five years preceding the date of appointment are as follows:


Mr Robin James Terrell, aged 50


Current directorships/partnerships

Previous directorships/partnerships

2101 Limited

Åhléns AB

Amara Living Limited

Manufacturing Services Investment Limited

New Look Retail Holdings Limited

William Hill Plc

Catapult Ventures Limited

Cocoon Labs Ltd

Karen Millen Holdco 1 Limited (in administration)

Lazada Group SA

MEL Topco Limited (dissolved)

Tesco Mobile Limited

Wilko Digital Limited

Wilkinson Hardware Stores Limited

Mr Terrell was appointed as a non-executive director of MEL Topco Limited (part of the Maplin Electronics Group) on 21 August 2017. Liquidators were appointed to MEL Topco Limited (along with other group companies) in relation to a creditors' voluntary liquidation on 1 May 2018 and the company was dissolved on 7 December 2019.  The companies in the group, in aggregate, owed approximately £53 million to a secured creditor (who held charges over the assets of the group). No distributions were made to unsecured creditors.


Mr Terrell was appointed as a non-executive director of Karen Millen Holdco 1 Limited on 3 March 2016.  Administrators were appointed to Karen Millen Holdco 1 Limited on 6 August 2019 (as well as a number of other companies in the Karen Millen Group) and the administration is still ongoing.  The companies in the group, in aggregate, owed approximately £65 million to a secured creditor and approximately £62 million to unsecured creditors. Due to Karen Millen Holdco 1 Limited being an intermediate holding company, no asset realisations are expected from that company.


Mr Terrell does not hold any ordinary shares in Dart Group PLC.


There are no further disclosures to be made pursuant to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.


For further information, please contact:


Dart Group plc

Philip Meeson, Executive Chairman

Tel:             0113 239 7817

Gary Brown, Group Chief Financial Officer

Cenkos Securities plc

Nominated Adviser

Katy Birkin/Russell Cook

Tel:             020 7397 8900

Canaccord Genuity - Joint Broker

Adam James

Tel:             020 7523 8000

Arden Partners - Joint Broker

Paul Shackleton/Daniel Gee-Summons

Tel:             020 7614 5900

Buchanan - Financial PR

Richard Oldworth

Tel:             020 7466 5000





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