Aukett Fitzroy Robinson Group PLC
Aukett Fitzroy Robinson Group PLC 12 April 2007 For immediate release 12 April 2007 Aukett Fitzroy Robinson Group Plc (‘AFRG’ or the ‘Company’)
Change of Directorate Aukett Fitzroy Robinson Group Plc (“AFRG”; ticker: AUK.L), the international architectural practice, with offices in the UK, Russia, and Europe, announces that Mr Patrick Carter, Group Finance Director, is to leave the Company by mutual consent, effective from 12th April 2007. He is to take up a similar position with a quoted consultancy practice, but in a different market sector from that of AFRG.
Mr. Carter, aged 37, joined Aukett Group plc in June 2001 as Group Financial Controller and was promoted to Group Finance Director in October 2002. He became Group Finance Director of the enlarged company in April 2005 following the merger of Aukett Group with the then privately-owned Fitzroy Robinson Group.
For the immediate future, Mr Lad, AFRG’s financial controller, will take over responsibility for Mr Carter’s position and report directly to Nicholas Thompson, AFRG’s Chief Executive. Mr. Lad has been at AFRG since 2000.
AFRG has appointed Financial Professionals, an executive search firm, which is part of the Hydrogen Group to find a replacement for Mr. Carter. A short list of candidates has been compiled.
Trading at AFRG is in line with management and current market expectations for the six months to end 31 March 2007 and for the 12 months to end 30 September 2007. The interim results for AFRG will be announced in June 2007.
As previously stated by the Company: “The UK and overseas markets for commercial architects remain buoyant.” At the AGM held today all resolutions were duly passed.
Said Nicholas Thompson: “I would like to thank Patrick for the contributions he made during the merger process – which created one of only two quoted such companies on the stock market – and since then. We wish him every success for the future.”
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Aukett Fitzroy Robinson Group Plc
Nicholas Thompson, CEO
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