IDE Group chairman to step down

IDE Group non-executive chairman Jonathan Watts is stepping down from the board due to health reasons.

The group said he had agreed to continue in his current role until the end of January to enable a smooth transition to current non-executive director Bill Dobbie who would step in as interim chairman.

Dobbie said: 'On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Jonathan for his constant dedication to the group.

'Jonathan has been a vital asset in building IDE Group to what it is today. We wish him all the very best for the future.'

At 8:16am: (LON:IDE) Ide Group Holdings Plc Ord 2.5p share price was 0p at 28.5p