Wilmington plc is pleased to announce that Mark Milner will join the Board on 1 July 2019 as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. At the same time, Martin Morgan, currently Executive Chairman will revert to his previous position as Non-executive Chairman.
Mark Milner joins Wilmington from Daily Mail and General Trust plc ('DMGT') where he has been since 2001 in a number of senior roles including from 2013 to 2018 as Chief Executive Officer of its property information division, Landmark Information Group. Prior to this, whilst at DMGT, Mark was CEO of the Digital Property Group, responsible for running its consumer focused property portals, PrimeLocation, Findaproperty and Globrix until their merger with Zoopla in 2012.
Between 2001 and 2008 Mark held a variety of positions at Associated Northcliffe Digital Ltd, becoming Managing Director of the Specialist Division. His early career was spent in commercial and sales roles in the newspaper industry.
Martin Morgan, Chairman, commented:
"Following a thorough independent external search process, we are delighted that Mark Milner is joining us as CEO. This is an important point in Wilmington's evolution and Mark's experience in both sales and operations in digital media businesses will be hugely valuable to us during this stage of our development."
Mark Milner, said:
"I am excited to be joining Wilmington. The group has some very strong brands and leading market positions and I look forward to building on this and driving the organic growth plan for the Group that Martin has already set out."
The Company confirms that there are no other disclosures that need to be made under Listing Rule 9.6.13 relating to the appointment of Mark Milner. The full press release can be read here: