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PA Group Appoints new Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

LONDON, October 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

PA Group, the parent company of the Press Association (PA) and MeteoGroup, has appointed Stephen Godsell as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary.

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Stephen joins the organisation with over ten years' legal experience in the media, technology and publishing sectors, having spent the last six years at The Economist Group, most recently as its Senior Legal Counsel, which he joined from Clifford Chance.

Stephen will head PA Group's legal team based in the company's headquarters in Victoria and will have overall responsibility for all legal and company secretarial matters.

Stephen, said: "I'm delighted to be joining PA Group.  This is a particularly exciting time for the company as it continues to increase its market share through organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

"The Press Association is at the forefront of developing innovative digital news and content services, while supporting its customers in a changing and increasingly fragmented news and media market.  MeteoGroup, our weather business, continues to thrive, grow and expand internationally.

"I look forward to working with the team to support and contribute to the Group's on-going success."

Clive Marshall, Chief Executive of the PA Group, said: "Stephen's appointment will strengthen our legal capability and provide the skills we need as we continue to diversify and grow our businesses."

Stephen is a trustee of The Economist Educational Foundation and a member of the Society for Computers and Law, The Intellectual Property Lawyers' Organisation and The Royal Photographic Society; he formerly served as a committee member of the Professional Publishers Association.

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