Appointment of Non-Executive Director

15 January 2018

FD (AIM:FDP.L, ESM:FDP.I) announces that Donna Troy has joined its board as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Based in Austin, Texas, Donna has extensive experience in both senior executive and non-executive roles within multi-national technology companies. In the past she has held sales leadership roles in organisations including IBM, McAfee, SAP, Dell and Epicor, delivering revenue and margin growth and implementing global go-to-market strategies. She currently holds non-executive roles at Pivot3 and TIBCO.

Donna Troy commented: “I have been immensely impressed by FD’s achievements to date and the potential of its Kx technology and I am delighted to join the board at this exciting stage of the Group’s development.”

Seamus Keating, Chairman of FD, welcomed Donna’s appointment and commented: “Donna’s wealth of experience in scaling global enterprise software vendors will be very valuable as FD executes the next phase of its growth plans.”

Donna Sayce Troy (61), currently holds or has held the following directorships or partnerships in the past five years:

Current Directorships:                                  Previous Directorships:

Pivot3 Inc.                                                            Nil
TIBCO Software Inc.
DGT Group
DGT Management
DGT Holdings

There are no other matters which are required to be disclosed in accordance with Rule 17 and paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies.


For further information please contact:

First Derivatives plc
Brian Conlon, Chief Executive Officer
Graham Ferguson, Chief Financial Officer
Ian Mitchell, Head of Investor Relations
+44(0)28 3025 2242
Investec Bank plc (Nominated Adviser and Broker)
Andrew Pinder
Carlton Nelson
Sebastian Lawrence
+44 (0)20 7597 5970
Goodbody (ESM Adviser and Broker) 
Linda Hickey
Finbarr Griffin
+353 1 667 0420
FTI Consulting
Matt Dixon
Dwight Burden
Darius Alexander
Niamh Fogarty
+44 (0)20 3727 1000


About FD

FD is a global technology provider with 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest finance, technology, retail, pharma, manufacturing and energy institutions. The Group’s Kx technology, incorporating the kdb+ time-series database, is a leader in high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics and operational intelligence. Kx delivers the best possible performance and flexibility for high-volume, data-intensive analytics and applications across multiple industries. FD operates from 14 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, including its headquarters in Newry, and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide.

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