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New Chair appointed at iomart

Cloud computing company iomart has appointed Lucy Dimes as its new independent non-executive chair, with effect from the closing of the AGM on 30 August.

This follows the decision by exiting chair Ian Steele not to stand for re-election.

Dimes has operated in senior executive positions in FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and private equity-owned companies spanning telecoms, technology, business services and financial services.

She also sits on the board of defence and aerospace group Babcock International and is an advisor to the automation software developer Intelygenz.

Dimes also previously sat on the board of textile services business Berendsen, before it was acquired by Elis in 2017.

Reece Donovan, chief executive at iomart, commented: “Lucy’s considerable experience and insight will be invaluable to us as we continue to pursue a successful growth strategy.

“On behalf of the full company, I would like to thank Ian for his six years of first class commitment and service.”

Dimes added: “The UK does not have many home-grown technology businesses, and, over the last 20 years since its inception, iomart has evolved to become one of the UK’s largest and most successful independent providers of managed cloud computing services.

“I welcome this opportunity to work with Reece and the rest of the board to help realise the company’s full potential in the future.”

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