Simon Shaw to take over as Savills CFO

Savills has announced Simon Shaw as its new CFO.

The property sales and lettings giant brought him in to replace Mark
Dearsley, who left the company on 13 February to join Partnership Assurance.

The FTSE 250 company said in a regulatory statement: ‘Savills plc is pleased
to announce that Simon Shaw will join the board as group Chief Financial Officer
on 16 March 2009.

Shaw is a chartered accountant and was CFO of Gyrus Group plc, the former
FTSE 250 international medical devices business, from 2003 until its sale to
Olympus Corporation in February 2008.

Jeremy Helsby, CEO of Savills, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Simon to
Savills. He has an impressive and extensive track record, and brings very
valuable international commercial and financial skills to our management team.’

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