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Serco appoints three new Non-Executive Directors to the Board

Published: 3 Mar 2014

Serco Group plc (Serco), the international service company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Clasper, Tamara Ingram and Rachel Lomax, as non-executive directors with effect from 3 March 2014.  In addition, Rachel Lomax will become Chair of the Corporate Responsibility Committee.  This new committee will have responsibility for the ethical and governance oversight of the Group as well as consideration of health and safety, environmental and risk policy management.

Alastair Lyons, non-executive Chairman, said: "I am delighted that we have secured the services of three individuals who bring a broad range of skills and experience to complement Serco's current non-executive directors.  Each has a great track-record in their particular field of expertise and will add much to the debate around our board table."

Mike Clasper CBE, 60, was previously the Group Chief Executive of BAA plc from 2003 to 2006 and Chairman of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs from 2008 to 2012.  He is currently Chairman of Coats plc, the world's leading industrial thread and textile crafts business, and Which? Limited and is a non-executive director of Guinness Peat Group plc.  Mike was previously Senior Independent Director at ITV PLC from which he stepped down on 31 December 2013 after 8 years' service on the Board.  He has also been appointed President Elect of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) where he will succeed the current President in October 2014.

Tamara Ingram OBE, 53, is Executive Vice President at WPP, where she is Managing Director at Grey Group and CEO, Team P&G.  She chaired the Board of Visit London (formerly the London Tourist Board) from 2001 - 2011 and is currently a Trustee of Save the Children (UK).  In 2013 Tamara stepped down after completing nine years as a non-executive director of The Sage Group plc.

Rachel Lomax, 68, was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2008 and has been Permanent Secretary at both the Department for Transport and the Department for Work and Pensions.  She is currently a non-executive director of HSBC Holdings plc where she is also Chair of the Conduct & Values Committee.  Rachel is also a non-executive director at The Scottish American Investment Company PLC and Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited.

In accordance with the Listing Rules, there are no additional matters that would require disclosure under LR 9.6.13 R (1) to (6) in relation to these appointments.