Ideal appoint independent non-executive director


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<img src="/images/iwhp.jpg" border="0" alt="Ideal World" title="Ideal World" hspace="4" align="right" />Ideal World has announced the appointment of Graham Cole as an independent non-executive director to the plc Board with effect from 1 July 2009.<br /><br />Graham a qualified accountant (FCA) aged 62 brings to the role many years of experience of corporate governance and management. He specialises in advising growth companies and has been involved in over 60 public flotations in the UK and Europe.<br /><br />In 1995,Graham joined Beeson Gregory (now Evolution), a European investment bank, as a Director where he was involved with capital raising and growth strategies for a wide variety of domestic and European companies and has continued to advise public and private companies. He was a member of Beeson Gregory's operating board and a member of the Group's Executive Committee, responsible for day to day management.<br /><br />Graham was also a co-founder and member of the executive committee of CISCO (City Group for Smaller Companies), now QCA (Quoted Companies Alliance), which was set up to promote the interest and visibility of quoted companies with a market capitalisation of less than c.£1 billion. He was Chairman of the subcommittee on corporate governance and author of the original CISCO guidance on the implementation of the Cadbury rules, which subsequently received Stock Exchange and institutional endorsement.<br /><br />Commenting on Graham's appointment, Paul Wright, Chairman said:<br /><br />"We are delighted that Graham is joining the Board of Ideal Shopping Direct. With such a distinguished career in business, his advice will be invaluable in helping the Company to fulfill its potential in the coming months and years."<br /><br />He becomes the third non-executive on the Ideal Shopping Direct Board, joining Chairman Paul Wright and non-executive director Val Kaye.

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