27/10/2019
ME Group Holdings Limited
(“ME Group” or the “Company”)

ME Group has appointed Darren Smith as Commercial Director, and promotes Joanne Sharp to Head of Outsourcing and LegalTech Operations.

Darren re-joins ME Group from Quanta Law where he was Managing Director, having previously held the role of Business Development Director for ME Group.

Darren was formerly the Group Commercial Director and shareholder at One Advice Group, the UK’s leading provider of personal insolvency and legal solutions in the UK. Whilst at One Advice Group he helped successfully steer one of its subsidiaries businesses through FCA regulation becoming a CF1 whilst also spending 5 years as the Managing Director of its subsidiary ABS law firm where Darren was an approved person with the Solicitors Regulation Authority and also the appointed COFA.

Joanne Sharp has been promoted to Head of Outsourcing and LegalTech Operations. Prior to joining ME Group in early 2019 Joanne has held operational management roles within the financial services sector including for the Cheshire Building Society.  Joanne is PRINCE 2 qualified and has over 20 years experience of using technology to improve customer experience and operational efficiency.

Rob Cooper, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ME Group said: “We are pleased to welcome back Darren to the Group. We have some very exciting plans for the future strategy of the Group and Darren’s expertise in the sector, together with his commercial ability, means he is well placed to help the Group deliver on that future strategy.

We thank Jonny White, who has left the Group to become Chief Executive of Quanta Law, for his leadership as Chief Operations Officer. We look forward to continue working closely with him as we continue to develop our commercial relationship with Quanta Law.

Our appointment of Joanne Sharp to Head of Outsourcing and LegalTech Operations is a recognition of Joanne’s contribution to the Group since joining. As we look forward to the future strategy of the Group Joanne will lead all of the Group’s operational activity except for Litigation Funding. Her substantial experience of leading operations management in technology enabled businesses brings great value to the Group.”

The Directors of ME Group accept responsibility for the contents of this announcement.

For further information, please contact:

ME Group
Rob Cooper, Chief Executive Officer
01625 568 760

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Ben Welsh, Media Relations
07568 382040