Director Appointment

Dillistone Group Plc
(“Dillistone”, the “Company” or the “Group”)
Appointment of Director

Dillistone Group Plc, the AIM quoted supplier of software for recruiters, announces that it has appointed Steven Hammond to the Board as Chief Engineering Officer with immediate effect.

Steven Hammond has a multifaceted IT background spanning more than 20 years with a blend of technical, software development and business roles throughout that time. He joined the Group after the acquisition of ISV Software Ltd in 2014. Post-acquisition, Steve continued his role of Director of IT for ISV, and in 2019 became responsible for the R&D and software engineering strategy of the Group’s software products.

Jason Starr, Chief Executive of Dillistone Group Plc commented: “Since taking on a Group-wide leadership role, Steve has transformed our development effort. He is also the technical guru behind our new Talentis product ( which we are proud to launch today – and which takes advantage of the latest in big data and artificial intelligence technology. Adding Steve to the Board will benefit the Group as we progress into an exciting future.”

A list of Steven Hammond’s current directorships together with those held within the last five years is set out below:

Current Directorships

Ikiru People Ltd
ISV Software Ltd

Previous Directorships


Steven Thomas Hammond (aged 38) holds options over ordinary shares in the Company as follows: 25,000 options exercisable at 97 pence, 6,896 options exercisable at 52.2 pence, 45,000 options exercisable at 33 pence and 16,250 options exercisable at 14.4 pence. He does not hold any ordinary shares in the Company. Mr Hammond has confirmed that there is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014.


Giles Fearnley Chairman via Walbrook PR
Jason Starr Chief Executive via Walbrook PR
Julie Pomeroy Finance Director via Walbrook PR
Chris Fielding WH Ireland Limited (Nominated Adviser) 020 7220 1650
Tom Cooper/Paul Vann Walbrook PR 020 7933 8780
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Notes to Editors:

Dillistone Group Plc is a leader in the supply and support of software and services to the recruitment industry. Dillistone operates through the Ikiru People ( brand.
The Group develops, markets and supports the Talentis, FileFinder, Infinity, Mid-Office, ISV and GatedTalent products.
Dillistone was admitted to AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange plc, in June 2006.  The Group employs around 90 people globally with offices in Basingstoke, Southampton, Frankfurt, New Jersey and Sydney.