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Appointment of Group Chief Financial Officer


Photo-Me announces that Mr Gabriel Pirona has informed the Board of his intention to step down from his role of “Group Finance Director” and leave Photo-Me to pursue a new opportunity in Continental Europe. The Board and Mr Pirona have agreed that this change will be effective from 1 April 2018.

Photo-Me is appointing Mr Stephane Gibon as Group Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1 April 2018.

Mr Gibon joined Photo-Me in 1997 and is currently Chief Financial Officer, Europe, and Group IT Manager, responsible for all finance operations across Continental Europe, the UK and Ireland, as well as the global IT support teams.

Before joining Photo-Me, Mr Gibon was Head of Financial Planning and Analysis at Philips Whirlpool (now Whirlpool) and previously Head of Internal Audit and Cost Accounting Controller at Giraudy. He also spent a number of years at SAATCHI AND SAATCHI France and FOX PATHE as Group Controller and IT Systems Manager.

In the coming weeks, Mr Pirona and Mr Gibon will work together closely to ensure a smooth transition of the role.

Commenting on the changes, Serge Crasnianski, Chief Executive Officer, said:

“I am delighted to announce Stephane’s appointment. He has more than 20 years’ experience working at Photo-Me and has a deep understanding of the business and our strategic priorities. The Board looks forward to working with him.

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to sincerely thank Gabriel for his contribution and dedication throughout his three years at Photo-Me, during a period of significant profit growth and diversification of the business.  We wish him all the best in his new endeavours.”