Corin Group PLC appoint Michael Roller as Finance Director

Corin Group PLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of orthopaedic devices, has appointed Michael Roller Finance Director with effect from 2 March 2009, following the resignation of Simon Hartley on 12 February 2009.

Michael has held a number of financial and corporate development roles with a wide range of multi-national and smaller businesses including being finance director of four publicly listed companies. Since 2004, Michael has held finance director positions in listed and private equity backed organisations, including Strathdon Investments plc and Capital Consulting. He has also carried out consultancy assignments relating to corporate development for a number of organisations including Johnson Matthey and 2e2. In 2003 Michael was finance director of Genus PLC and from 2001 to 2003 finance director of IDS Group PLC. At Money Controls plc (formerly Quadramatic plc), the diversified engineering group, Michael was finance director between 1998 and 2000. During most of the time in that role he worked on a number of acquisitions and disposals

Between 1993 and 1998, Michael held a number of roles with Johnson Matthey including internal audit and corporate development. Latterly he was Finance Director of the JV Cookson Matthey, which had some 30 operating units in 20 countries worldwide. Michael has a history degree from Oxford University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1989.

Graeme Hart,

Corin’s Chairman commented

“Michael brings considerable worldwide expertise in a range of relevant industries including manufacturing and high specification materials. He also has extensive and comprehensive financial experience having worked in a wide range of roles and blue chip corporations, and will be a strong addition to Corin’s management team.

“On behalf of the Board and everyone at Corin, I would like to thank Simon for his significant contribution and commitment to the Group over the last 12 years. He played a key part in the Group’s development and growth including the flotation, the acquisition of Alphanorm, the distribution agreements with Stryker and more recently as Interim Chief Executive. We wish him well for the future.”

Michael will also become Company Secretary.

Source: Corin Group PLC

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