Directorate Change

Released : 06/06/17 14:00

RNS Number : 3082H
Gattaca PLC
06 June 2017

Gattaca plc (the "Company")


Directorate Change -

Appointment of new CFO


Gattaca plc, the UK's leading specialist Engineering and Technology recruitment business, is pleased to announce the appointment of Salar Farzad as Chief Financial Officer.


Salar, 52, will replace the current Chief Financial Officer Tony Dyer who, after 21 years with Gattaca, has decided to pursue other interests and opportunities.  Tony will remain with the Company until the end of June to work closely with Salar to ensure a smooth transition, but has resigned from the Board with immediate effect.


Salar joins Gattaca from Zodiak Media, a television production company where he was Group Chief Financial Officer from 2014 to 2016.  Prior to this, Salar held senior financial roles at Macmillan Science and Education, 2Entertain, MTV Networks International and EMI. He qualified as an ACA with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Patrick Shanley, Chairman, said:

"We are delighted to welcome Salar to the Group. His extensive international experience will add considerable value as the Company continues to expand its non-UK business."


"On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Tony for the contribution he has made to the Company over the last 21 years.  He has seen the business grow substantially over the period and was instrumental in the acquisition of Networkers and the subsequent broadening of our international footprint."


Salar holds or has held the following directorships in the five years preceding his appointment at the Company:




Patrator Limited

Queen's Club Gardens Limited


Previous five years


Banijay UK Limited

Banijay Rights Limited

Zodiak Media Limited

Zodial Active Srl

Zodiak Media AB

Zodiak Americas

Zodiak USA

MH Gill & Co Ltd

Magnolia Spa

5to Elemento AB

Pico Script Lab Inc.

Genio Production Inc.

Sanata Monica Production Center

Santa Monica 23 Productions Inc.

Clock Tower Productions Inc.

Pangea Management Group


In relation to Salar Farzad's appointment to the Board, there is no further information required to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.


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For further information please contact:

Gattaca plc

+44 (0) 1489 898989

Brian Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer


Caspar Branson, General Counsel




Numis Securities Limited

+44 (0) 20 7260 1000

Michael Meade / Kevin Cruickshank /


Tom Ballard




Citigate Dewe Rogerson

+44 (0) 20 7638 9571

Nick Hayns / Ellen Wilton




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