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Harvey Nash Group plc announces appointment of Mark Garratt as Group Finance Director

Harvey Nash Group plc (the "Company"), the technology recruitment and offshore services provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Garratt as Group Finance Director. Mark will join the Board as an executive director on 3 April 2017 and is expected to assume the role of Group Finance Director on 27 April 2017 upon the announcement of the Company's final results for the year ended 31 January 2017.

Mark has extensive experience as a finance director in the staffing and recruitment sector. Most recently, he was Global Chief Financial Officer of Ingeus Group, a human services outsourcer to governments in 12 countries. Earlier in his career, Mark was Chief Financial Officer of Cordant Group plc, a provider of recruitment and technical services, and Group Finance Director of Reed Health Group plc, an international recruitment business in the health and care sectors. Mark has also served as Group Finance Director of the private equity backed National Fostering Agency.

Further to the announcement on 29 September 2016, it is expected that Richard Ashcroft, the Company's current Group Finance Director, will now step down as Group Finance Director upon the announcement of the Company's final results for the year ended 31 January 2017 on 27 April 2017.

Julie Baddeley, Chair of the Company said:

“We are delighted that Mark is joining the Board as Group Finance Director. His extensive experience in the recruitment sector, as well as his corporate finance experience, will be important attributes as we continue to develop the Group’s businesses. We recognise and thank Richard for over a decade of loyal service to the Company and the Board during which time there has been a near four-fold increase in the Company's turnover."

Albert Ellis, the Company's Chief Executive, said:

"This is an important period in the Group’s development as we focus ever more intensely on driving profitable growth. I look forward to working with Mark as part of the leadership team to build on our track record of building market leading businesses and delivering strong shareholder returns."

There is no information required to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules in respect of Mark Garratt.

Enquiries:

Harvey Nash Group plc
Albert Ellis, CEO Tel: 020 7333 2635

Hudson Sandler
Cat Valentine Tel: 020 7796 4133
Fern Duncan

Notes to editors:

Harvey Nash is a global recruitment business. Our unique portfolio of services, from executive search, professional recruitment to offshore solutions, enables us to engage with clients at every stage of the business cycle. Our relationship-based model underpins the delivery of resilient financial returns and supports sustainable returns to shareholders.

With 8,000 professionals in 47 offices across the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia, Harvey Nash has the reach and resources of a global organisation, while fostering a culture of innovation and autonomy that empowers its employees and associates to deliver client-centric solutions.