Securing Your World

Appointment of a New Non-Executive Director

09 December 2016

G4S plc, the leading global, integrated security company, today announces the appointment of Ian Springett as a non-executive director of its board from 1 January 2017.

Upon appointment, Mr Springett will become chairman of the board’s Audit Committee as well as a member of its Risk Committee.

Commenting on the new appointment, John Connolly, G4S chairman, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Ian Springett to our board. Ian has a range of experiences and expertise which will be very valuable to our board, including extensive periods working in a number of countries around the world, significant involvement in a contracting environment and the necessary finance and accounting background to enable him to lead our Audit Committee.”

Ian Springett

Ian Springett is the chief financial officer and a director of Tullow Oil plc and has held that position since 2008.  Ian is a chartered accountant, having qualified with Coopers & Lybrand in London. Prior to joining Tullow Oil, Ian worked at BP for 23 years where he gained extensive international experience and held a number of senior positions, including vice-president of BP Finance, CFO for the United States and he also served as a business unit leader in Alaska.

No further information is required to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.

For further enquiries, please contact:
Helen Parris - Director of Investor Relations +44 (0)208 722 2125

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About G4S

G4S is the leading global, integrated security company, specialising in the provision of security services and solutions to customers. Our mission is to create material, sustainable value for our customers and shareholders by being the supply partner of choice in all of our markets.

G4S is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S is active in over 100 countries and has 600,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit


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