Board Change

11 May 2017

RPS Group Plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Allison Bainbridge as a Non-Executive Director. Allison will join the Board with effect from 1 June 2017, at which time John Bennett will step down as a Non-Executive Director.

Allison Bainbridge, since 2011, has been the Group Finance Director of Vp plc ("Vp"), a quoted specialist in the equipment rental business serving international markets including rail, water, construction, civil engineering, house building and oil and gas. Prior to joining Vp, Allison held various senior finance positions with Yorkshire Water and Kelda Group Limited, being Group Finance Director of the latter from 2008 to 2010. Allison is a Chartered Accountant who trained and worked with Price Waterhouse from 1986 to 1992. Allison graduated in economics from Birmingham University and went on to take an MA in economics at Leeds University. On joining the RPS Board, Allison will also become Chair of the Audit Committee.

Ken Lever, Group Chairman, commented:

"I would like to thank John for the significant contribution he has made whilst serving on our Board. He has fulfilled his role tirelessly and diligently and his contribution will be greatly missed. I am delighted to welcome Allison to the Board. Allison's background and business experience equip her well to contribute to the activities of the Board as we continue to develop and grow the value of RPS."

11 May 2017

There are no matters requiring disclosure pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13 in respect of Allison Bainbridge other than her directorship of Vp plc as mentioned above.


For further information, please contact:

RPS Group plc
Ken Lever, Group Chairman Tel: 01235 863 206
Instinctif Partners
Justine Warren
Matthew Smallwood
Tel: 020 7457 2020