Thu 6 Oct 2011
Panmure Gordon & Co. plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Lesley Watkins to the Board as a non-executive director and chair of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee with immediate effect. Mrs Watkins’ appointment coincides with Simon Heale’s notification of his intention to stand down from the Board on 4 November, 2011.
“Coinciding with Mrs Watkins’ appointment, I wish to thank our Senior Independent Director, Simon Heale, for his service to the Board since 2007. He has been a tremendous supporter of the business and has provided valuable counsel during his tenure. He will depart the Board on November 4th with our very best wishes.”
Mrs Watkins commented: “Panmure Gordon & Co’s reputation for integrity and its investment banking business mix were chief determinants of my desire to join the company’s Board. I am very pleased to be joining a very experienced Board at a time of real opportunity in the business cycle.”
Lesley Susan Watkins, aged 52, is currently finance director and company secretary of Calculus Capital Limited, a private equity fund management business, which she joined in 2002. She is also a non-executive council member of the Competition Commission and chair of the Commission’s Audit Committee. A qualified accountant, Lesley has extensive experience in investment banking, working for a number of City firms including 14 years with UBS and 3 years as a Managing Director, Global Investment Banking with Deutsche Bank. Mrs Watkins is a FCA and holds a BSc Hons Mathematics.
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