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Microsaic Systems plc. (4/15/14). "Press Release: Appointment of Andrew Darby as Finance Director".

Organisation Organisation Microsaic Systems plc (AIM: MSYS)
Products Product 4000 MiD® desktop MS system
  Product 2 ionchip® technology
Persons Person Darby, Andrew (Microsaic 201404–201512 Finance Director before Active Risk + Mysis + Generali STEPPED DOWN 12/15)
  Person 2 Jump, Colin (Dawes Scientific 201602– CEO at ETP before Microsaic CEO + Managing Director Shimadzu UK + SGE Europe)
     


Microsaic Systems plc (AIM: MSYS), the developer of miniaturised chip-based scientific instruments, is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Darby as Finance Director. Andrew will replace Malcolm Bateman who is stepping down from the Company and Board after eight years with the Company to focus on a portfolio of other business and charitable interests. Malcolm will continue as consultant to Microsaic for a short period to ensure an orderly transition. Andrew is due to be appointed to the Board of Microsaic on 16 April 2014.

Andrew Darby, aged 51, has over 17 years of experience in senior finance, strategic and operational roles within quoted companies in the information technology sector. He joins Microsaic from Active Risk Group plc, a former AIM-listed company specialising in enterprise risk management software solutions, where he spent seven years as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer until its successful sale to Sword Group SE in August 2013. Prior to joining Active Risk, Andrew held several senior finance and operational positions with Misys plc, a FTSE250 banking and capital markets software firm, most recently as Finance Director, Banking Division Business Units. Prior to Misys, Andrew was Financial Controller for Generali SpA, the global financial services firm. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) in 1990 and graduated with an MA (Hons) in Classics from the University of Cambridge.

Commenting on the appointment, Colin Jump, Chief Executive of Microsaic Systems plc, said:

"I am delighted to welcome Andrew to the Company as our new Finance Director. Andrew brings valuable and relevant experience to Microsaic from many years working in senior positions at fast-growing companies that are leaders in their field. His experience with quoted companies will also be important as the Company grows and looks to enhance its relationships with investors and analysts. I am confident that Andrew will make a great contribution to Microsaic in the exciting years ahead. I would also like to thank Malcolm Bateman for his work and dedication to the Company over the last eight years and wish him well with his future career."

Andrew Darby added:

"I am excited to be joining Microsaic at this time in its development and to have the opportunity to help drive this innovative business forward. Microsaic has a unique proposition in the analytical instrumentation sector and is well positioned to capitalise on the potential of its revolutionary miniaturised mass-spec technology. I look forward to contributing to the translation of this potential into real value for our shareholders."

It is anticipated that the preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2013 will be released on 30 April 2014.


The following information is required to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies:

Current Directorships:
None

Past Directorships in the last five years:
Active Risk Group plc
Active Risk Ltd
Active Risk Inc
Active Risk Pty Ltd
Line International Ltd


Contacts

Microsaic Systems
Colin Jump, CEO
Via Citigate Dewe Rogerson


Numis Securities Limited
Stuart Skinner (Nominated Adviser)
James Serjeant (Broker)
+44 (0)20 7260 1000

Citigate Dewe Rogerson (Financial PR)
Mark Swallow, Malcolm Robertson, Chris Gardner
+44 (0)20 7282 2948/2867/2995

Conscience Creative (Trade PR)
Reita Smith
+44 (0)20 3475 4226


About Microsaic Systems

Microsaic Systems develops and sells chip-based scientific instruments for the chemical identification of substances. The Company's products are based on the 'gold-standard' scientific technique of mass spectrometry.

Microsaic Systems has developed a miniaturised mass spectrometer based on its patented, chip-based technologies (ionchip®, spraychip® and vac-chip™), that is smaller, lighter, quieter, more energy efficient and cheaper to run than conventional mass spectrometer systems.

Mass spectrometry is used across many industry sectors, including government, energy, utilities, pharmaceutical, diagnostics and healthcare, environmental, food and drink, security and defence, and industrial chemicals - a combined market of $3 billion in 2012.

Microsaic Systems was established in 2001 by a team including founders from Imperial College London, and was admitted to AIM in April 2011 under the symbol MSYS.

www.microsaic.com

   
Record changed: 2016-01-10

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