IG Group’s CFO Christopher Hill set to leave

IG Group Holdings plc (LON:IGG), an online trading expert, today announced that Christopher Hill, Chief Financial Officer, has informed the Board of his plans to leave IG. It is anticipated that Mr Hill will continue in his current role until the end of his notice period and leave IG in February 2016.

Christopher Hill is leaving IG to take up the role of Chief Financial Officer at Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL), an asset manager and financial services provider.

Andy Green, Chairman of IG, said:

“We are disappointed to lose Chris, but we understand his decision. Chris has provided great service to IG over the last four years and has played an important role as part of a leadership team that has set out a clear strategic vision for IG. I have no doubt that Chris will be an asset to his future employer and I wish him the very best of luck with his new role.

The Board will commence, with immediate effect, a thorough search and selection process for Chris’s successor, considering both internal and external candidates. In the meantime, Chris will continue in his current role to ensure we have an orderly handover of responsibilities.”

Christopher Hill commented:

“I will be sorry to leave such a great business, but I am excited about the opportunity presented by Hargreaves Lansdown, an established FTSE 100 company. I know I will be leaving IG in robust health, with a talented leadership team and a range of initiatives which should drive growth into the future”.

The announcement about Christopher Hill leaving IG Group comes shortly after IG’s CEO Tim Howkins announced his decision to retire after 16 years within senior leadership positions at the Group.

To view the official filing with the London Stock Exchange on Chris Hill’s departure, click here.

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