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COE Group plc appoints Dr Alison Fielding as Non-Executive Director

Published on 18 September, 2006

Coe Group plc, the developer and supplier of advanced video surveillance systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alison Fielding as Non-Executive Director with effect from 18 September 2006.

Dr Fielding is currently the Director of Technology Transfer at IP Group plc, the intellectual property commercialisation company.  She has five years' experience in identifying and commercialising a diverse range of new technologies, encompassing electronics, software, remote power sources, speciality chemicals, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, and over eleven years' experience of managing companies in a senior capacity.

Previously, she spent five years at McKinsey & Co where she consulted on issues such as business strategy, international growth, organisational design and financial turnaround.  Prior to McKinsey, Dr. Fielding spent four years as a development chemist for Zeneca, where she worked commercialising new technologies in the speciality chemicals and agrochemicals divisions.  She holds an MBA with distinction from Manchester Business School, a PhD in organic chemistry and a first class degree in chemistry from the University of Glasgow.

As announced in the circular to shareholders, dated 1 August 2006, John Cook has informed the board of his intention to retire as a board director now that a new board director has been appointed and he will step down at the end of October 2006. 

Dick Eykel, Chairman of COE Group, said: "John has worked tirelessly for COE for 15 years and we are very grateful for his important contribution to the Company."

Andrew Wallace, Chief Executive of COE Group, said: "We are delighted that Dr Fielding has joined the Board of Directors.  Her experience of commercialising new technologies, her detailed knowledge of IP Group's portfolio and her professional background will be a great asset to COE."

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