Director Appointment

Avanti Communications Group Plc (“Avanti” or “the Company”) (AIM: AVN), the satellite operator, is pleased to announce the appointment to its Board of Ian Colin Taylor MP (63) as a Non-Executive Director.  Ian joins with immediate effect. 
Ian is MP for Esher and Walton, having entered Parliament in 1987 after a career in investment and corporate finance.  He was Minister for Science and Technology (including Space) at the Department of Trade and Industry (1994-97).  He now chairs the Conservative Party’s Policy Task-force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. He is also Chairman of the Conservative Group for Europe.
John Brackenbury, CBE, Chairman of Avanti Communications commented;”We are delighted to welcome Ian to our board.  There are few people who have greater experience in navigating the geo-politics of the global space industry than Ian and we look forward to benefiting from his wise counsel and extensive international relationships.”

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