Almost missed this in the Christmas run-up, but (thanks, Richard) on 21 December, UK collaboration technology vendor Asite announced to the London Stock Exchange the following directorate changes:
- following the appointment of Mr. Gordon Ashworth as acting Chief Executive Officer in March 2005, that this position has now been made permanent
- Mr Tony Ryan, Sales Director, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect; and,
- that Sir John Egan has announced his intention to retire from the Board at the end of December 2005.
Colin Goodall, Chairman, commented: "The board would like to take the opportunity to thank Sir John for his valuable contribution to the Company and wish him every success with his future endeavours."
No great surprises there, though there may be some investors who will be concerned at the loss of such a notable and influential industry figure as Egan (the Asite share price dipped briefly below 2p the following day).