London, 26th September 2022, Lumi, the global specialist in delivering compliant shareholder and member Annual General Meetings, today announces a string of appointments to strengthen its leadership team.
The appointments follow a stellar H1 for the company which opened a new office in Italy and drove record shareholder engagement at AGMs, doubling the average number of shareholders attending meetings and increasing the average number of messages sent in meetings by 25%.
Lumi already works with over 5,000 businesses around the world and the majority of the FTSE100, including BP, HSBC, EasyJet and Shell, to deliver member and shareholder events with patented virtual AGM technology. The strengthened senior leadership team will fuel growth by providing more dedicated support in finance, technology, sales and marketing and operations for each of Lumi’s 12 operating countries, alongside CEO Richard Taylor, CFO Rahul Shah and CTO Marc Harper.
UK Managing Director, Peter Fowler, is stepping into the role of Chief Operating Officer. Peter is one of the industry’s leading AGM experts and has wide-ranging experience of working in many of the key markets around the world. Working with all the leading registrars in the market, as well as directly with issuers, Peter’s extensive market knowledge has helped companies successfully harness the power of physical, hybrid and virtual meetings.
Current Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Shareholder Engagement, Kerry Leighton-Bailey has been promoted to Chief Commercial Officer. Kerry joined Lumi as CMO in 2018 and has been responsible for the development and implementation of the marketing strategy globally. She works across all markets to ensure Lumi's products, services and values are communicated consistently across the globe. Along with marketing, Kerry’s remit will now also include sales, client, and partner relationships.
Joining from GEA Management Consulting, Davide Lispi will take up the position of Lumi’s first ever Head of Corporate Development. Davide is an MBA graduate from INSEAD and has experience across a diverse range of international markets and sectors. His primary focus will be to further develop Lumi’s growth in Asia along with supporting the senior leadership team and business more widely.
Richard Taylor, CEO of Lumi, comments: “I’m pleased to be announcing these new appointments to our senior team at an exciting time for the business. We are continuing to grow fast as companies re-evaluate the way they engage shareholders and the role of hybrid formats in making meetings more inclusive. The unparalleled experience of our senior leadership team, combined with our market-leading technology, means we'll continue to provide issuers and shareholders with world-class AGMs.”
Nigel Hammond, Managing Partner at Vespa Capital, comments: “Companies all over the world trust Lumi with their AGMs thanks to its market leading technology and excellent service delivery. I am pleased to support these latest appointments which broaden and strengthen the management team.”