Science in Sport Plc - Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

 

Science in Sport plc (AIM: SIS), the premium performance nutrition company serving elite athletes, sports enthusiasts and the gym lifestyle community, is pleased to announce the appointment of James Simpson as Chief Financial Officer. James, an experienced finance executive with a track record in the e-commerce and consumer sectors, will join the Group, and Board, on 26 September 2019.

 

He joins Science in Sport from ASOS plc, the AIM-listed fashion e-tailer, where he held the title of Operational Finance Director. Prior to ASOS, James held senior financial roles at the consumer businesses Britvic plc and Tesco plc.

 

James qualified as an accountant with PwC in 1998. His early career was in audit at PwC after which he worked in finance roles at Cadbury Schweppes, L'Oreal and Royal Dutch Shell before joining Tesco.

 

In addition to his executive career, James has been a longstanding non-executive director at the arts charity Fevered Sleep.

 

James's appointment at Science in Sport follows the Company's announcement on 12 June 2019 stating that Elizabeth Lake, the Company's former Chief Financial Officer, would leave the Company on 10 September 2019.

 

John Clarke, Science in Sport's Non-Executive Chairman, commented:

"We are delighted to welcome James as Chief Financial Officer of Science in Sport at an exciting time in the Group's development. James brings a wealth of financial experience gained in the e-commerce and consumer sectors, particularly in the planning and management of international growth. We look forward to working with James as we continue to deliver our international growth strategy."