First Flight Non-Executive Directors Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Gillian Wilmot to the ZOO Digital Board as Chairman with effect from 1st July 2019. Gillian who will also Chair the Remuneration Committee and act as a member of the Audit Committee, replaces Roger Jeynes who stepped down from the Board after serving a nine-year tenure.

Along with extensive Board level leadership roles in both private and public company environments, Gillian brings a wealth of relevant industry experience across B2B, technology, advertising and communication sectors. Gillian's skillset shows particular strengths in value creation, operational insight and Corporate Governance.

Stuart Green, Chief Executive of ZOO Digital commented, "We are delighted to be welcoming Gillian as Chairman of the Board. Following a detailed search process professionally managed by First Flight, Gillian's relentless focus on business performance, growth and her track record of commercial business successes, coupled with excellent Corporate Governance skills, was central to the Board's selection decision. We are confident that Gillian will be a valuable asset and counsel to the Group as we continue the execution of our growth strategy”.

Chris Spencer-Phillips, MD of First Flight commented: “We are very pleased Gillian has been appointed and believe that Zoo Digital have an excellent incoming Chair who will contribute to their continued growth.”

First Flight is a specialist provider of Non-Execs in the AIM market and is a member of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) issuer marketplace as an approved provider of Non-Execs to FTSE Small Cap and AIM Companies. 

Interestingly the LSE say there are now 24 female Chairs in the AIM market but disturbingly 444 companies still have all-male Boards.

First Flight is running at around 30-40% for women Non-Exec placements.

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