Countplus appoints non-executive director to board

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Countplus Limited (ASX: CUP) has announced the appointment of Andrew McGill to its Board as a Non-Executive Director, effective from 4 December 2017, as the company leverages his extensive corporate experience in its expansion and turnaround strategy.

Mr McGill currently serves as Non-Executive Director of the PM Capital Asian Opportunities Fund and Non-Executive Chairman of the PM Capital Global Opportunities Fund. He formerly served as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ASX-listed investment company Treasury Group.

He was the Founding Partner with Crescent Capital Partners and former Managing Director and CEO of the private equity firm Northern Lights Capital Group.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr McGill to the company. Countplus will benefit from Mr McGill’s extensive merger and acquisitions (M&A) expertise and draw upon his deep capital markets and private equity experience as Countplus continues with its two-year turnaround strategy,” said Countplus CEO Matthew Rowe.

“As part of this strategy, we have put together a refreshed and skilled Board and Mr McGill’s experience in managing leading companies will be invaluable to Countplus as we form a more disciplined and profitable financial services company,” Mr Rowe said.

Mr McGill has also been appointed as Chair of the Acquisitions Committee.

“As part of Countplus’ revitalisation strategy, the company has adopted a new Direct Equity Plan (DEP), designed to align Countplus’ strategic goals with member firms and improve performance. In line with this, the company has created a strong pipeline of M&A opportunity. In this environment, Mr McGill’s chairmanship of the Acquisitions Committee will be greatly valued by Countplus,” Mr Rowe said.

Mr McGill holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and is a council member at Kambala, a Sydney-based Anglican School for Girls.

Mr McGill holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, Banking, Corporate, Finance and Securities Law from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

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