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MDS appoints non-executive director

Blagden has over 20 years’ experience in the UK telecoms and IT industry and since 2004, has been non-executive chairman of Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited and is a member of Fujitsu UK's leadership team.

Blagden previously worked at GEC Plessey as International Commercial Manager and then Country General Manager.  He joined The Quante Group as UK Managing Director and in 1995, joined the Main Board as International CEO.  With operations in over 50 countries worldwide, he led the sale of the company to 3M in 2000.

In 2000, Blagden was managing director of Spescom Limited based in Johannesburg where he headed up their international telecoms and IT business. 

Blagden said, “I’m delighted to be joining MDS at such an important time in its development and I look forward to making a valuable contribution to MDS, and to working with my new colleagues on the Board”.

Mark Edwards, CEO of MDS, commented, "We are extremely pleased to have Simon Blagden joining our Board as Non-Executive Director, at this very exciting time for our company.  Simon brings a wealth of experience in business relationships in the ICT sector, which will be invaluable in supporting our growth strategy".

In 1997, Blagden was appointed Member of The Order of The British Empire for Services to UK Business and Export.

This follows the announcement last month, naming Andrew Taylor as non-executive director of MDS.

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