Benchmark CFO steps down

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Directorate change as Mark Plampin to leave aquaculture health, nutrition and genetics business.

Plampin will continue in his role until a successor is appointed to ensure an orderly transition process.

After nine years in the role of Chief Financial Officer Mark Plampin is stepping down from Benchmark, the company announced in a press release on Tuesday. Plampin will continue in his role until a successor is appointed to ensure an orderly transition process.

Benchmark’s stock price has plummeted in recent years. GRAPH: Infront

He has notified the Board of his decision to step down to pursue other opportunities.

The company has commenced an external search for a successor and a further announcement will be made in due course, it said.

Benchmark Chairman Peter George commented:

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark for his considerable contribution during his time with the Group and wish him every success in the future. We have begun the search for his successor and look forward to updating on progress and ensuring a smooth handover of duties in due course.”

Benchmark Chief Financial Officer Mark Plampin said:

“It has been a privilege to have served as Chief Financial Officer at Benchmark for almost a decade. I am proud of the significant milestones achieved during my time at Benchmark. We now have a focused pipeline of products and the infrastructure in place to support the Group’s sustainable growth. I have enjoyed being part of a strong team at Benchmark and I look forward to working with my successor to ensure a smooth handover.”