Biome Technologies plc (LON:BIOM) has announced the appointment of Simon Herrick as a Non-Executive Director of the Company. He will join the Board with immediate effect. He will assume the responsibilities previously held by Michael Kayser as Chair of the Audit and Remuneration Committees, after Michael retires from the Board at the Company’s AGM on 21 April 2021.
Simon has significant experience in senior financial roles. He has been a Non-Executive Director and has Chaired the Audit and Remuneration Committees of Ramsdens Holdings Plc since 1 January 2017 and of FireAngel Safety Technology Group plc, having been appointed to that role on 24 September 2019.
Simon has previously served as interim CEO and interim CFO at Blancco Technology Group plc from 2017 to 2018 and interim CFO of Crew Clothing Company Limited from 2015 to 2016. He was a board director without portfolio at Debenhams from 2011 and in January 2012 was appointed CFO, a role he fulfilled until 2014. In January 2010, he was appointed as Group Finance Director of Northern Foods plc and as acting CEO from December 2010 until the company’s sale and delisting in 2011 and was previously CFO at Darty plc between 2005 and 2010.
Prior to the above roles, Simon had held senior finance roles at, PA Consulting Limited, Regus PLC, Hays PLC, Pepsi Cola International and Alcatel Alsthom.
Simon qualified as a chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse in 1989. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds an MBA from Durham University.
John Standen, Chairman, commented:
“We are delighted that Simon is joining us. He has wide and strong financial experience, gained from senior roles in a range of companies and business environments, which will be of great value to us in the future. We are looking forward to working with him.
I would also like to take this opportunity to emphasise our thanks to Michael Kayser for his tremendous contribution to our development over the last 10 years. We wish him well.”