Corporate News

Directorate Change

26 January 2023

Appointment of independent Non-Executive Director

The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Smith as an independent Non-Executive Director of STM with immediate effect. Peter will Chair the Audit & Risk Committee and be a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Peter is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience in the financial services sector. Peter was Chief Financial Officer of Lighthouse Group plc ("Lighthouse") from 2008 until 20219 when the business was acquired by Quilter plc. Most recently, Peter has been an adviser to Quilter in respect of its integration of Lighthouse Group Plc. Between 2005-2008, Peter was Chief Financial Officer of Sumus Plc, another quoted financial services business, which was subsequently acquired by Lighthouse. Prior to this, Peter held a number of senior finance roles, including corporate finance partner at KPMG.

Commenting on the appointment, Nigel Birrell, Non-Executive Chair, said:

"I am delighted to welcome Peter to the Board of STM. Peter brings a wealth of leadership experience in the quoted financial services sector. The Board and I very much look forward to working with him, as we develop and implement our growth strategy."

The following matters fall to be disclosed under Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:

Full name:Peter James Smith
Current directorships and partnerships:SMS Advisory Limited
Historical directorships and partnerships in previous 5 years:
Lighthouse Group Limited
Lighthouse Advisory Services Limited
Lighthouse Financial Advice Limited
LighthouseWealth Limited
Luceo Asset Management Limited
Falcon Financial Advice Ltd
Lighthouse Corporate Services Ltd
Lighthouse Support Services Limited
Financial Services Advice and Support Ltd
MKC (Carrwood) Limited (formerly LighthouseCarrwood Ltd)
LighthouseXpress Ltd
Lighthouse Direct Ltd
LighthouseTemple Ltd
Lighthouse Benefits Ltd
Lighthouse Wealth Management Ltd
Lighthouse Financial Advisers Ltd
Lighthouse+ Ltd
Lighthouse Pensions Help Ltd
Lighthouse Financial Adviser Services Ltd
LighthousePlus Ltd
SMS Advisory Ltd

There is no further information to be disclosed in relation to the director appointment pursuant to Rule 17 and Schedule 2, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.


For further information, please contact:

STM Group Plc 
Nigel Birrell, Chair
Alan Kentish, Chief Executive Officer
Via Walbrook PR
Matt Goode / Emily Watts - Corporate Finance
Tim Redfern / Richard Chambers - ECM
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7220 0500
Tom Cooper / Joseph WalkerTel: +44 (0) 20 7933 8780
 Mob: +44 (0) 797 122 1972
 [email protected]


Notes to editors:

STM is a multi-jurisdictional financial services group traded on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. The Group specialises in the administration of client assets in relation to retirement, estate and succession planning and wealth structuring.

Today, the Group has operations in the UK, Gibraltar, Malta, Australia and Spain. STM has developed a range of pension products for UK nationals and internationally domiciled clients and has two Gibraltar life assurance companies which provide life insurance bonds - wrappers in which a variety of investments, including investment funds, can be held.

STM's growth strategy is focused on both organic initiatives and strategic acquisitions.

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STM is a multi-jurisdictional financial services group listed on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange.
The Group specialises in the administration of client assets in relation to retirement, estate and succession planning and wealth structuring.

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