RNS Number : 5402Y
Iomart Group PLC
10 September 2020

10 September 2020

iomart Group plc

("iomart" or the "Group" or the "Company")


Directorate Changes


iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM), the cloud computing company, announces that following over 20 years as Chief Executive Officer of iomart Group plc, Angus MacSween, has confirmed  his intention to retire as CEO with effect from 1 October 2020. Reece Donovan, who joined the Company and Board as Chief Operating Officer in March 2020, as part of the Board's succession planning, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer from that date.


Angus will remain on the Board as a Non-Executive Director for up to 12 months to oversee a smooth transition and handover to Reece.


Ian Steele, Chairman, commented:


"I'd like to thank Angus for the truly outstanding contribution he has made to the success of iomart during his 22-year tenure. Having founded the business in 1998, iomart has grown into one of the UK's largest providers of managed cloud computing services with annual revenues of over £100m and more than 400 staff. Angus has focused on developing a robust recurring revenue business model which has consistently delivered profitable growth with strong cash flow.  He leaves iomart in excellent health and well positioned for the next phase of development.  Reece has already made a great impression since joining in March and we look forward to him assuming the CEO role.


"On a personal level, I have enjoyed working with Angus immensely, he is an inspirational individual and I wish him the very best in his future pursuits."


Angus MacSween, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

"The appetite for cloud computing has grown considerably since we purchased our first data centres in 2007, and yet the market is still only in its infancy. Over the years, the business has navigated all kinds of challenges and events and has been able to prosper throughout.  This has been due, in no small part, to the hard work of the whole iomart team since inception.  I would like to thank everyone that has played a part in enabling iomart to be the great business it is today and I look forward, in my new role, to helping Reece continue drive the Company forward."


Reece Donovan, Chief Executive Officer designate, added:


"Having spent the last six months getting to know the business, its people and customers, I am delighted to take on the role of Chief Executive of iomart. Angus and the team have built a strong position in the growing cloud computing market, with a reputation for consistent delivery and I look forward to working with Scott and the full iomart team to deliver upon the opportunity ahead."


iomart will publish its normal pre close trading update for the six months ending 30 September 2020 on 1 October 2020.




For further information:


iomart Group plc


Tel: 0141 931 6400

Angus MacSween, Chief Executive Officer


Scott Cunningham, Chief Financial Officer




Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

Tel: 020 7418 8900

Edward Knight


Edward Allsopp


Nick Prowting




Investec Bank PLC (Joint Broker)                                      

Tel: 020 7597 4000

Patrick Robb


Virginia Bull


Sebastian Lawrence




Alma PR

Tel: 020 3405 0212

Caroline Forde


Helena Bogle



About iomart Group plc

For over 20 years iomart Group plc (AIM: IOM) has been helping growing organisations to maximise the flexibility, cost effectiveness and scalability of the cloud. From data centres we own and operate in the U.K., and from connected facilities across the globe, we deliver 24/7 storage and protection for data across the most complex of cloud and legacy infrastructures. Our team of over 400 dedicated staff work with our customers at the strategy stage through to delivery and ongoing management, to implement the secure cloud solutions that deliver to their business requirements.


For further information about the Group, please visit  www.iomart.com  



This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact rns@lseg.com or visit www.rns.com.

RNS may use your IP address to confirm compliance with the terms and conditions, to analyse how you engage with the information contained in this communication, and to share such analysis on an anonymised basis with others as part of our commercial services. For further information about how RNS and the London Stock Exchange use the personal data you provide us, please see our Privacy Policy.