SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a - 16 or 15d - 16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
month of April
HSBC Holdings plc
Floor, 8 Canada Square, London E14 5HQ, England
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18 April 2019
Kong Stock Code: 5)
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC
CHANGE OF GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY
HSBC Holdings plc (the 'Company') has today announced the
appointment of Richard Gray as Group Company Secretary from 19
April 2019 on an interim basis, replacing Ben Mathews who has
resigned with effect from 18 April 2019.
Richard joined HSBC in 2008 and is currently the General Counsel
for Businesses and Regions of HSBC. He is a qualified
solicitor both in the UK and Hong Kong.
HSBC's Group Chairman, Mark Tucker, said:
"I am delighted that Richard has agreed to accept the role of
interim Group Company Secretary whilst we finalise arrangements for
a permanent appointment. I am confident that his experience,
enthusiasm and deep knowledge of the Group will be invaluable as we
continue to work to simplify, clarify and strengthen the Group's
governance and until a permanent appointment is made.
On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Ben Mathews for his
valuable contribution since his appointment as Group Company
Secretary in 2013."
An announcement will be made regarding the permanent successor in
For and on behalf of
HSBC Holdings plc
Mark E Tucker
The Board of Directors of HSBC Holdings plc as at the date of this
Mark Tucker*, John Flint, Kathleen Casey†,
Laura Cha†, Henri
de Castries†, Irene
José Meade†, Heidi
Miller†, Marc Moses,
Ewen Stevenson, Jonathan Symonds†,
Jackson Tai† and Pauline
van der Meer Mohr†.
* Non-executive Group Chairman
† Independent non-executive
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Notes to editors:
HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is
headquartered in London. The Group serves customers worldwide
across 66 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and
Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of
US$2,558bn at 31 December 2018, HSBC is one of the world's largest
banking and financial services organisations.
to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf
by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Ben J S Mathews
Group Company Secretary