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TruSpine Technolgs. - Proposed Director Appointments & Update

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TruSpine Technologies Plc · TSP

18/09/2023 07:00

TruSpine Technolgs. - Proposed Director Appointments & Update
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TruSpine Technologies PLC
18 September 2023

18 September 2023


TruSpine Technologies plc

("TruSpine" or the "Company")


Proposed Director Appointments & Update

TruSpine Technologies plc, (AQSE: TSP) the medical device company focused on the development of its pioneering "screwless," spinal (vertebral) stabilisation systems announces the proposed appointments of Victoria Sena and Samuel Ogunsalu as Non-Executive Directors of the Company, subject to standard regulatory due diligence.

Proposed Director Appointments

Victoria Sena founded Cherrybank Consulting Limited in 2019 to assist clients in the areas of governance, operations, risk, and compliance. Previously Victoria spent eight years at the Bank of England in the authorisations, banking, and insurance divisions, and completed a secondment to the Treasury Committee of the House of Commons. After moving to the private sector Victoria served as a Group Risk Manager for an international insurance group, before becoming Chief Operating Officer of a boutique investment manager where she was an FCA Approved Person. She is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments and holds degrees from Oxford University and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Samuel Ogunsalu has over 20 years' experience in technology commercialisation, licensing, and business development. He has executed a wide number of transactions ranging from negotiating licences and M&As, to transformational technology partnerships with companies such as Merck, GSK, Pharmacia (merged with Pfizer) and Abbott (now AbbVie) as well as helping to establish preclinical research programmes with a number of industrial partners and set up joint ventures, start-ups, and spinout companies to develop novel technologies. Samuel was previously Chief Business Officer & Director of an oncology company and Chief Commercial Officer of an AIM listed biotech company. Prior to that he has held a number of positions across technology business units connected with Queen Mary College, London, as well as other roles in which he has advised private and listed companies in both the UK and the USA. He started his professional career as a pilot plant engineer at Imperial College, London, followed by scientific research at University College London, before moving into business & commercial development. Samuel holds a BSc in Microbiology from the University of Wales, and an MSc in Biochemical Engineering from UCL.

A further announcement will be made in due course following completion of standard regulatory due diligence.


Further to the announcement of 17 August 2023, the Company announces that it will not appeal the Disciplinary Notice published by the Aquis Stock Exchange which resulted from the Aquis Disciplinary Investigation. The Company accepts the findings of the Aquis Disciplinary Investigation.

The Company believes that the appointments of Victoria Sena and Samuel Ogunsalu will improve the corporate governance at the Company.

Capitalised terms used in this announcement shall, unless otherwise defined, have the same meanings as set out in the Company's announcement of 17 August 2023.

The Directors of the Company are responsible for the release of this announcement.


TruSpine Technologies Plc

Tel: +44 (0)20 7118 0852

Laurence Strauss, Chief Executive Officer

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (AQSE Corporate Adviser)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7213 0880

Liam Murray / Ludovico Lazzaretti

Peterhouse Capital Limited (Broker & Financial Adviser)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7469 0930

Lucy Williams / Duncan Vasey


Novus Communications (PR and IR)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7448 9839

Alan Green / Jacqueline Briscoe


Caution regarding forward looking statements

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