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Ronaldsway Private Equity director Adele Thackray resigns after eight months

6 Aug 2013

leeceUK-based listed firm Ronaldsway Private Equity announced that its non-executive director Adele Thackray has resigned after less than a year with the firm and will be replaced by John Leece, pictured.

Thackeray joined Ronaldsway in December after director Grahame Rose left the firm, followed by fellow board member Marcus Yeoman after a month.

Ronaldsway director Andrew Hasoon told AltAssets at that time that Yeoman and Rose had been “caretaker directors” for what was in essence a shell company, and had stepped down because he and Thackray had taken over running the organisation.

He did not immediately return a request for comment.

Leece has worked in marketing communications at board level for 25 years in media buying, advertising and public relations. He worked for Omnicom subsidiary Macmillan Davies Hodes for six years and spent 12 years at Chime Communications as a finance director of its Public Relations Group.

Ronaldsway’s new director has managed several mergers of both large and small businesses. He was involved in the management buyout of the Bell Pottinger Group from Chime in June 2012.

Ronaldsway chairman Andy Hasoon said, “I would like to thank Adele for her contribution to the company during her time with us and wish her well for her future plans.”

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