WHITELEY, UK and FARMINGTON, CT--(Marketwire - July 14, 2010) -  The Innovation Group plc (LSE: TIG.L), ('Innovation' or 'the Group'), a global provider of enterprise software and business process outsourcing solutions to the insurance, financial services, motor and fleet industries world-wide, is pleased to announce two new appointments to the U.S. management team. The appointments of William Langley as Chief Executive Officer, Business Process Services, U.S. and Mark McGee as Chief Operating Officer, Business Process Services, U.S. are part of the Group's strategy to refresh and bolster its leadership teams globally.

William (Bill) Langley has over 20 years of insurance industry experience working closely together with the top insurance carriers on improving their claims management process through collision repair and insurance estimating software solutions, analytical tools and data. Mark McGee brings to Innovation a further 20 years of industry experience in the Insurance and Technology sectors, with a successful and extensive track record with both publically traded and private services organisations working within insurance and financial services industries.

Together, Bill and Mark will play key roles in the Group's US leadership team, spearheading efforts to grow the Group's activities in this exciting market place.

Andy Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of The Innovation Group welcomed the appointments saying: "We are excited that Bill is joining us to lead the U.S. business. He has a comprehensive understanding of the claims management supply chain and deep relationships within the industry. I am also thrilled that Mark is joining us at Innovation in this key operational role. He brings great industry insight and experience to our U.S. team. I look forward to working closely with them both."

Bill Langley added: "Innovation Group has the end to end BPO solutions needed to streamline the process for the insurance industry, driving efficiency and accuracy within the claim process. I am very excited about what we can accomplish as a team."

About The Innovation Group plc:
The Innovation Group plc (LSE: TIG.L) is a leading provider of enterprise software, business process outsourcing and repair and service network management solutions to the global insurance, financial services, motor and fleet industries. Innovation Group provides contact centres, repair networks, process management, supply chain and technology operations and decision support analytics to support accident management, repair and estimation and claims management services. Innovation Group has over 800 global clients including AXA Insurance, RSA, Encompass, Esurance, Hertz, CNA, Main Street America Group, American Modern Insurance Group, LeasePlan, The Ford Motor Company, Aviva, Toyota and Zurich. The Group processes more than 4 million claims per year with 20 per cent direct claims cost saving achieved. Innovation Group's 2,300 people are located in the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India,, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain and United States. www.innovation-group.com 

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