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FirstGroup Names Graham Sutherland CEO

FirstGroup plc (FGROY.PK,FGROF.PK,FGP.L), on Wednesday, announced the appointment of Graham Sutherland as Chief Executive Officer following a comprehensive search process led by the Nomination Committee of the Board.

The company noted that Graham will join the Board as an Executive Director and take up the role of Chief Executive Officer with effect from 16 May 2022.

Graham has an established record in strategic development, as well as in delivering enhanced financial and operational performance and engaging a diverse range of stakeholders.

Graham was Chief Executive Officer of KCOM Group plc, a LSE-listed telecommunications company, from 2018 until its sale to a Macquarie-managed infrastructure fund. Prior to this, Graham held a number of senior executive roles within BT Group PLC over twelve years.

Graham was also Chief Executive of BT Ireland where he was responsible for all consumer, business and network activities. Prior to that he was Chief Executive of NTL Ireland and has also held senior financial roles including at Bombardier. He is a non-executive director of Savvi, one of Ireland's largest credit unions.

Commenting, David Martin, FirstGroup Executive Chairman said, "I am delighted to welcome Graham to FirstGroup. He has a strong track record in the delivery of critical services and in creating value for shareholders in rapidly evolving regulatory and technological environments. Graham joins at an exciting and important time for FirstGroup which is now a focused and resilient business with a strong platform from which to develop..."

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