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04/03/2024

Anne de Kerckhove To Join Blackbird's Board

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Blackbird has announced that Anne de Kerckhove will join the Company's Board on 6 March 2024 as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair.

Additionally, John Honeycutt, Independent Non-Executive Director, will be stepping down on the same date.

Anne is an experienced international executive with a wealth of relevant experience in technology, B2B and B2C SaaS, Media and Entertainment, e-commerce, marketplaces and digital transformation, and in helping businesses scale. She also has extensive Non-Executive Director experience of publicly quoted and private companies, including at: i) AIM-quoted Eagle Eye Solutions Group plc, where she chairs the Board; ii) 888 Holdings plc, where she is a Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Nominations and ESG committees and is a member of the Remuneration committee; iii) 7Digital Group Limited; and iv) Metail Limited.

After working as a banker in Canada and then a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in London, Anne focused her career on technology and innovation. Until January 2023, Anne de Kerckhove was the CEO of Freespee, a company in the customer experience orchestration space. Before that, Anne held several Managing Director roles in fast growing companies such as Videology, an online advertising technology platform and Inspired Gaming Group.

Anne is an angel investor, mentor and Limited Partner in over 20 early-stage start-ups and entrepreneurial funds including CRE, Daphni, Andela, Flutterwave and Carlili. She is actively involved in promoting women, both on boards and within the technology industry, and is a speaker at business conferences and events. She is also a guest lecturer at INSEAD. Anne holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and an MBA from INSEAD.

In addition, the Company announces that John Honeycutt, independent Non-Executive Director is standing down from the Board on 6 March 2024 in order to focus on his expanding International client base. The Board would like to thank John for his valuable contributions over the last four years and to wish him well with his future endeavours.

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