David Buckeridge joins Velcourt Group Board

I am delighted that David Buckeridge has accepted our invitation to join Velcourt Group plc's Board.  David brings with him a life time's experience of  the global food and agri-business industries.  Currently an Operating Partner at Paine and Partners, David is responsible for driving the global investment of a substantial private equity fund in the food and agri-business sectors; in addition David advises  several client companies in the life science sector.  Prior to this, David was CEO of the  private equity backed global plant breeding company Advanta BV and before  that spent  nineteen years within AstraZeneca, the global pharmaceutical and life sciences group.
 
I am quite certain that David's very considerable experience, coupled with his energy and enthusiasm, will add weight to the Group's Board at the same time, complimenting the skills of our other non executive directors Steve Ellwood and Anthony Colburn.
 
I  very much look forward to working with David.
 
James Townshend,
Chairman and CEO
Velcourt Group plc