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Fredrik Lofthagen and Peter Cookson appointed directors

24th March 2009

Hasgrove plc (AIM: HGV, ‘Hasgrove’ ‘the Group’), the pan European marketing and communications services group, has strengthened its Board with the appointment of Fredrik Lofthagen and Peter Cookson. 

Fredrik Lofthagen, who has been Chief Executive Officer of the Group’s Interel companies since January 2006, has overseen the significant organic and acquisitive growth of Interel since it was acquired by the Group in April 2006.

Peter Cookson, who becomes a non executive Director, has worked closely with the Group since November 2007.  His particular focus has been on the performance of Amaze Europe. Peter is a Chartered Accountant and has a wealth of Corporate Finance experience. Over many years he has operated as a Finance Director for both public and private Companies. Peter will be a member of the audit and remuneration committees

In addition, Tom Pennington, a Chartered Accountant who has been with the Group for almost two years, has been appointed as Company Secretary of Hasgrove plc.,

Godfrey Taylor, Chairman, said:

“Fredrik has made a significant contribution to the development of one of our largest operations and has considerable international experience in Public Affairs.  Peter’s expertise in corporate finance will be extremely valuable to the Board”

Fredrik Olof Birger Lofthagen (44) holds the following current directorships:

  • Cabinet Stewart Limited
  • Cabinet Stewart Inc
  • Cabinet Stewart SA (now Interel Cabinet Stewart SA)
  • Interel Association Management SA
  • Interel Holdings limited
  • Interel PR & PA SA
  • Politics International Limited


Peter John Cookson (62) holds the following current directorships:

  • Alliance Executive Limited
  • Clywd Micro Services Limited
  • Creations Chapel Limited
  • D.A.P. Management Limited
  • Groundbadger Limited
  • Riliance Software Limited
  • Zema Productions Limited


Peter Cookson has previously been (but is no longer) a director of the following companies in the past 5 years:

  • Amaze (Europe) Limited
  • Amaze (Holdings) Limited
  • Carrwood Barker Holdings Limited
  • Carrwood Directors Limited
  • Carrwood Secretaries Limited
  • PSCA International Limited