Electric Word Plc

Electric Word Plc

Sector: Periodicals: Publishing Or Publishing And Printing Region: United Kingdom

: | London Stock Exchange: ELE

Electric Word supports continuing learning for professional communities working in the education, healthcare and sport sectors.

We provide specialist information and professional development in a wide range of formats, including websites, magazine, books, training, conferences and consultancy services. Our products and services help people who manage schools, hospitals and sports organisations to share best practice, extend their expertise, keep up to date with their legal and other responsibilities and make the most of their careers.

We believe in lifelong learning, both for ourselves and our customers, and we do our best to enable that to happen in ways that are interesting, practical and effective.

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Jan 31, 2013 7:00 pm | Investor Presentation


Julian Turner, CEO
Julian Turner, aged 52, led the flotation of Electric Word plc as Chief Executive in March 2000. He was previously the Director of Marketing of Euromoney Institutional Investor plc for three years. This followed five years at Guardian Newspapers Limited, where he had commercial management roles in the Product Development Unit, Guardian Magazines and Wired Magazine (UK). Before starting his career in subscription-based publishing he spent four years in postgraduate research in medieval English political history.
Will Fawbert , Finance Director
Will Fawbert, aged 42, joined Electric Word in January 2013 and was appointed to the board on 15 February 2013. He joined from Right Management, the career and talent management consultancy business within ManpowerGroup Inc where he held various senior managerial, operational and finance roles during his ten year tenure. This followed two years as CFO of a VC backed software company and seven years with KPMG where he qualified as a chartered accountant.
Andrew Brode , Chairman
Andrew, a chartered accountant, was chief executive of Wolters Kluwer (UK) Plc between 1978 and 1990.  In 1990, he led the management buy-out of the Eclipse Group, which was sold to Reed Elsevier in 2000.  In 1995, he led the management buy-in of RWS Group, Europe's largest technical translations group, and now an AIM-listed company.  He is also a non-executive director of a number of private equity-financed media companies.
Stephen Routledge , Non-Executive Director
Stephen Routledge, aged 50, is an investment banker in the media industry. After a career at Lazard and HSBC he founded Trillium Partners in 2003. Trillium Partners is a specialist media industry advisory house which acts for public and private clients on a range of corporate finance transactions. Stephen is a law graduate and a chartered accountant. Stephen joined the Electric Word board of directors in September 2006.
Henrietta Marsh , Non-Executive Director
Henrietta is an Operating Partner of ISIS Equity Partners and represents ISIS on the Electric Word board. She is also a non-executive director at Dods (Group) plc where she chairs the remuneration committee and an independent non executive director at Acal plc. She was the founder chairman of the AIM VCT Managers Group and is a member of the London Stock Exchange’s Aim Advisory Group. Formerly, she was responsible for AIM investment at ISIS and was a director of 3i plc, where she worked as a fund manager. She has an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD.

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