The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT), the leading global illustrated book publisher, today announces the appointment of Claire Capeci as a non-executive director of the Company, effective 17 May 2017.
Claire is Global President, Retail for J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, the WPP-owned advertising agency, and based in New York City. She leads a specialized retail discipline that leverages the company's deep experience in the category and extends and expands it around the world. In addition to her global role, Claire leads the agency's Edgewell Personal Care account and worked with Macy's for eight years. She has been with the company since 2006, having assumed the roles of Global Business Director and Managing Director for JWT New York before taking on her current position. Prior to joining JWT, Claire was Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Lowe Worldwide.
Claire was named one of the "30 Most Powerful Women in Advertising" by Business Insider and has worked on campaigns for renowned brands including Nokia, Estee Lauder, Macy's, GMC SUVs and Trucks, Heineken and Diet Coke.
This will be Claire's first position as a non-executive director. She will join Quarto's non-executive Board along with Peter Read, Chairman; Mike Hartley, Chair of the Audit Committee; and Jess Burley, Chair of the Remuneration Committee.
The Company confirms that save as set out above there is no additional information about Claire that the Company is required to disclose under paragraph 9.6.13 (1) to (6) of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.
Peter Read, Chairman of The Quarto Group, said: "I am delighted to welcome Claire to the Board. With over 50% of Quarto's revenues generated in the US, it feels particularly relevant to bring in someone with such solid experience in the world of US retail."
Claire Capeci added: "I am joining the board at an exciting and transformational time for Quarto. I look forward to working more closely with my fellow Board members and everyone in the company, in our pursuit of driving up shareholder value in the business."
For further information, please contact:
|The Quarto Group
Marcus Leaver, CEO
Dorothée de Montgolfier, Group Director of Communications
|020 7700 9002|
|020 3772 2573|
About The Quarto Group
The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is the leading global illustrated book publishing group. Our mission is to make and sell great books that entertain, educate and enrich the lives of adults and children around the world.
Quarto creates and owns proprietary content, publishing books from a diverse portfolio of imprints that are creatively independent and expert in developing long-lasting content across specific niches of interest.
Quarto sells books across 50 countries and in 39 languages through a variety of traditional and non-traditional channels, while constantly looking for new ways to create and deliver content that people need.
Quarto employs over 400 talented people in the US, UK and Hong Kong. The group was founded in London in 1976. It is domiciled in the US and listed on the London Stock Exchange.