Regulatory Story
Company Hawkwing PLC
Headline Appointment of Non-executive Director
Released 11:00 26-Sep-2019
Number 7930N11

RNS Number : 7930N
Hawkwing PLC
26 September 2019


26 September 2019


Hawkwing plc


("Hawkwing" or the "Company")


Appointment of Non-executive Director


Further to the announcement of 5 September 2019 and the completion of the sale of the Australian Businesses, Hawkwing plc (AIM: HNG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dwight Mighty, Company Secretary at Hawkwing, as a Non-executive Director of the Company with immediate effect. 


Mr. Mighty was co-founder and Group Chief Operating Officer of Hawkwing, formerly TLA Worldwide plc, which floated on AIM in December 2011, by merging two sports businesses in the USA and, subsequently, acquired a further US baseball agency in 2012 and an Australian sports marketing business in 2015. 


Prior to Hawkwing, between January 2007 to January 2011, Mr. Mighty was Group Chief Financial Officer and then Group Chief Operating Officer of Essentially Group, which was listed on AIM. During that time, he oversaw the acquisition of nine businesses over three years and the sale of Essentially Group to Chime Communications Limited. Prior to Essentially Group, Mr. Mighty worked in various senior roles in corporate finance, private equity and banking including Gresham Private Equity, Montagu Private Equity and HSBC.


Keith Sadler, Interim Non-Executive Chairman of Hawkwing, said: "We are delighted to welcome Dwight to the board of Hawkwing. Over the years his considerable experience and expertise has proved invaluable. Dwight's M&A skills will be invaluable as we seek a business for Hawkwing to acquire."


Other than as set out below, there are no other matters required to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph (g) of Schedule Two to the AIM Rules for Companies as regards Mr Mighty's appointment. Mr Mighty holds 4,161,740 shares in the Group.


Regulatory disclosures:


Mr Dwight Patrick Mighty (formerly Dwight Patrick Hayden) (aged 58) has the following current and past directorships and partnerships within the last 5 years:


Current directorships/partnerships

Past directorships/partnerships

TLA America Inc

TLA Acquisitions Limited

TLA Acquisitions (Number Two) Limited

Modwenna Sports Advisors Limited

Sandgate Capital Ltd

Left Field Live Pty Ltd

The Legacy Agency (New York) Inc

The Legacy Agency Inc

TLA-ESP Limited

TLA Worldwide (Aust) Pty Ltd

TLA Merchandise Pty Ltd



Mr. Mighty was a director of Critical Care Transfers Limited ("Critical Care") from 7 April 2011 to 14 June 2012. Critical Care was put into administration on 14 June 2012 that ended on 11 December 2013 with the company subsequently dissolved on 16 May 2017. The shortfall to creditors was £125,586.52.




Hawkwing plc

Keith Sadler, Interim Non-Executive Chairman

+44 20 7618 9100


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