Brave Bison Group plc (AIM: BBSN), the independent digital media & social video broadcaster, announces the resignation of Richard Mansell from the Board of Directors as he steps down from the role as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Richard's decision is for private family reasons, and he steps down with immediate effect.
Ashley MacKenzie, CEO of Brave Bison, said: "Richard is a hugely effective business partner and great friend. He is one of life's good guys. From a walk-up in Denmark Street, we co-founded Base79 together with an unwavering belief in online video, YouTube and wherever the consumer goes the advertiser will follow. Since our return to Brave Bison last year, we have renewed that focus on social video creation, with Richard's difficult decision to step down as COO coming at a hugely exciting time for our business and industry as a whole. I entirely respect Richard's decision, and am delighted that he will continue working with Brave Bison on various projects as a consultant. Richard leaves with the fondest of wishes from me and everyone at Brave Bison."
Richard Mansell said: "Having been a part of this story from the very origins of Base79 in 2007, it has been a privilege to see our business and vision attract such great talent within the industry as we seek to grow audiences and resultant revenues for all. I firmly believe Brave Bison's successes will continue, as the business moves up the value chain in the social video space and progresses on its path to profitability. I would like to thank Ashley and the Board for their support."
Richard's responsibilities at Chief Operating Officer will be shared between between the CEO, CFO and broader leadership group within the Company.
The Company continues to trade in line with management expectations. This announcement contains inside information.
For further information, contact:
Brave Bison Group plc
Kevin Deeley (Chief Operating and Finance Officer)
Richard Johnson / Andy Crossley / Ed Thomas
Tel: 020 7601 6100
FTI Consulting (PR adviser to Brave Bison)
Rob Mindell / Charles Palmer
Tel: 020 3727 1000