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23 February 2018

Board Changes

Mitie Group plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Yates as a Non-Executive Director of Mitie, with effect from 1 March 2018.

Mitie Group plc (“Mitie”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Yates as a Non-Executive Director of Mitie, with effect from 1 March 2018.

Roger has substantial Board experience, a strong business track record and extensive knowledge of the finance and investment community.  It is intended that Roger will become Mitie’s Senior Independent Director, upon the retirement from the Board of Larry Hirst, Mitie’s current Senior Independent Director, who is scheduled to retire from the Board at Mitie’s annual general meeting on 31 July 2018.

Roger is currently Non-Executive Director of Jupiter Fund Management plc, JPMorgan Elect plc and St James’s Place plc, where he is also Chair of the Remuneration Committee.

Roger started his career at GT Management in 1981 and held positions of increasing seniority at Morgan Grenfell, LGT Management Consultants, Invesco, Henderson Group and UniCredit’s asset management arm, Pioneer Investments, where he was Chief Executive Officer.

Roger also has over 12 years of experience as a Non-Executive Director, having previously been Non-Executive Chairman and Senior Independent Director of IG Group Ltd, Chairman of Electra Private Equity plc and Chairman of Pioneer Investments.

It is confirmed that there are no further details to be disclosed pursuant to LR 9.6.13 R (1) to (6) and that Roger does not currently hold any shares in the Company.

Derek Mapp, Chairman of Mitie, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Roger to the Board of Mitie. Roger has over 30 years of investment management and City experience and will be a valuable addition to the Mitie Board as we continue to drive our transformation programme forward.”

Roger Yates, said:

“I am pleased to be joining Mitie at this time.  Mitie’s increasing use of technology through its Connected Workspace proposition, its impressive customer base and its leading position as a major employer of skilled people throughout the UK makes this an exciting time for the business.”

For further information, contact:

Tori Cowley

Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs, Mitie Group plc

T: +44 (0) 203 123 8705                  M: +44 (0) 781 852 8110              


Peter Dickinson

General Counsel and Company Secretary, Mitie Group plc

T: +44 (0) 203 123 8157                  M: +44 (0)776 821 5013                 


Notes to editors

About Mitie

Mitie is a FTSE 250 business providing a wide range of facilities management and professional services, from real estate consultancy, project management, energy consultancy, compliance, risk assessment and security systems to cleaning, catering, engineering, technical and environmental services and a range of specialist services.

We work in partnership with organisations to deliver long-term savings, managing and maintaining some of the nation's most recognised landmarks for a range of blue-chip public and private sector customers. 

We are the UK's largest Facilities Management company employing some 53,000 people across the country.

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