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Xpediator PLC
01 June 2022

1 June 2022


("Xpediator", the "Company" or the "Group")

Board updates

Xpediator, (AIM: XPD), a leading provider of freight management services across the UK and Central and Eastern Europe, is pleased to announce the following Board updates.  


Non-Executive Interim Chairman

Xpediator announce the appointment of Gillian Wilmot as independent Non-Executive Interim Chairman commencing today.

Gillian is an experienced chairman and non-executive director following an executive career as a Marketing Director then CEO. Gillian brings a wealth of experience across B2B, digital technology and digital transformation in traditional industries.  Gillian's skillset brings particular strength in value creation, operational insight and corporate governance. She was recognised for governance excellence in the 2014 Sunday Times Non-Executive Director Awards. Current directorships include Chairman of ZOO Digital Group plc and Jisp, a B2B and B2C solutions business.

Rob Riddleston will step down as Non-Executive Interim Chairman but will remain as an independent Non-Executive Director providing continuity for the Board.


Interim Chief Executive Officer

Xpediator announce the appointment of Michael ("Mike") Stone as Interim Chief Executive Officer commencing today, for an initial six-month term, capable of further extension by agreement.

The Company also announces that Wim Pauwels has stepped down from the Board of Xpediator, having joined in November 2019 as a Non-Executive Director and serving as Interim CEO since November 2021.

Mike is a highly experienced executive within the international logistics industry with over 35 years' experience working with logistics companies both domestically and internationally. Currently serving as Non-Executive Director of Bpost SA (Belgium Post Group), the publicly listed postal service for Belgium, Mike has also served as Managing Director for Quadient's (formerly called Neopost) UK operations, Chief Operating Officer of DX Group, and prior to that, in senior European and global management positions with DHL including Managing Director of Operations for DHL Express Europe.

The Board of Xpediator currently consists of the following members:

-     Gillian Wilmot, independent Non-Executive Interim Chairman

-     Mike Stone, Interim Chief Executive Officer

-     Richard Myson, Chief Financial Officer

-     Rob Riddleston, independent Non-Executive Director

-     Charles McGurin, independent Non-Executive Director


Gillian Wilmot, Non-Executive Interim Chairman of Xpediator, commented:

"I am looking forward to working with the Board and the whole team at Xpediator to restore value for shareholders. There is significant change already underway with a highly experienced CEO and CFO. All aspects of the business will be reviewed, a plan agreed and then executed. The results of the review will be shared with shareholders in due course."

Mike Stone, Interim CEO of Xpediator, commented:

"Joining Xpediator at this time is an exciting opportunity and I very much look forward to contributing to the leadership of the Company."

Rob Riddleston, Non-Executive Director, commented:

"I am delighted to welcome Gillian to the Board and I see this as a major step forward as she brings significant experience and energy to the Board. I am equally as happy to welcome Mike as our new CEO and I am confident he will add value to our business. In addition, the arrival today of Richard Myson as CFO will help to strengthen our Board and the Xpediator management team. I would like to add my personal gratitude and thanks to Wim Pauwels who has served on the Board as a NED since 2019 and for last six months as Interim CEO."


For enquiries, please contact:

Xpediator plc

Tel: +44 (0)330 043 2395

Mike Stone, Interim CEO

Gillian Wilmot, Non-Executive Interim Chairman

Rob Riddleston, Non-Executive Director

Zeus (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Tel: +44 (0)20 3829 5000

David Foreman, Jamie Peel, James Hornigold (Investment Banking)

Dominic King (Corporate Broking)

Novella Communications (Financial Public Relations)

Tel: +44 (0)20 3151 7008

Tim Robertson

Safia Colebrook


The following details in relation to the appointment of Gillian Caroline Wilmot, aged 62, are disclosed in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:

Current directorships

Directorships held within the last five years

ZOO Digital Group plc

Bubbles Online Services Limited (trading as jisp.com)

Board Mentoring Limited

Brighter Beauty Group Limited

NED Advisory Limited

Elexon Clear Limited

Elexon Limited

National Coaching Foundation (The)

Multi Operator Self Exclusion Scheme Limited

Clearly So Limited

Litter Aware Limited

Litter Aware Holdings Limited

Senet Group For Responsible Gambling

Sport Mentoring Limited



Gillian was a director of Land of Leather Holdings plc from 1 July 2005 to 31 December 2008, following which it entered into administration on 12 January 2009 which resulted in all creditors being repaid in full.

Gillian Wilmot resigned as a director of Malachite 1 Limited, Malachite 2 Limited and Malachite 3 Limited, a collection of privately owned, private equity backed companies on 29 November 2007, (together the "Malachite Companies"). On 31 December 2007, administrators were appointed to the Malachite Companies which were subsequently dissolved in October 2009.

Gillian has no interest in the ordinary any shares of Xpediator plc as at the date of this announcement.

The following details in relation to the appointment of Michael Adrian Stone, aged 61, are disclosed in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:

Current directorships

Directorships held within the last five years

Bpost SA

Sebastian Associates Ltd

The Ink People Ltd

Quadient Solutions Ltd

Quadient Finance UK Ltd

Quadient UK Ltd

Quadient Holdings UK Ltd

Data Capture Solutions Ltd 


Mr Stone has no interest in the ordinary any shares of Xpediator plc as at the date of this announcement.

There are no other disclosures in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

About Xpediator:

Xpediator is a well-established international provider of freight management services. Established in 1988, the Group's international network of offices provides road, sea and air freight services, together with logistics and warehousing in the UK and Romania. The business offers integrated freight management within the supply chain logistics and fulfilment sector, through its three main areas: freight forwarding, logistics and warehousing and transport services. With headquarters in Braintree, Essex and country offices in nine CEE countries across 38 sites, the Group currently employs over 1,200 people and was successfully listed on London's AIM Market in 2017.

For more information, please visit: www.xpediator.com.

Alternatively, do follow us on Twitter at @Xpediator or find us on LinkedIn at Xpediator Plc.



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