Appointment of executive chairman

09 September 2011

Hot Tuna (International) Plc is pleased to announce that Francis Ball, previously non-executive director of Hot Tuna, has been appointed as executive chairman with immediate effect. Francis will take on executive responsibility for the Hot Tuna business in the UK, allowing Geoff O'Connell to focus on Hot Tuna's international business and planned expansion overseas.  Geoff has already developed exciting levels of interest in the Hot Tuna brand in key markets throughout continental Europe, and is establishing a powerful trading relationship in Australia and New Zealand.  With the recent appointment of Marcus Yeoman as non-executive director, as well as Francis moving to an executive role, it will enable Geoff to concentrate on developing strong relationships in the United States, the Pacific ring, UAE and the Far East as well as building on the distributor relationships already established in continental Europe.



Hot Tuna (International) PLC
Geoff O'Connell, CEO

  Tel: 020 7440 0644
Pelham Bell Pottinger
Lucy Frankland/ Dan de Belder

  Tel: 020 7861 3885
Seymour Pierce Limited
Mark Percy / Catherine Leftley

  Tel: 020 7107 8000
Allenby Capital Ltd
Nick Naylor/Alex Davies
Tel: 020 3328 5656


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