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Yourgene: Barry Hextall, Peter Charles

Barry Hextall has stepped down as CFO of Yourgene, effective immediately. Peter Charles was appointed interim CFO with non-board capacity. The UK-based firm has begun the process of finding a permanent CFO, it said. Charles is CEO of Peter Charles Limited, a UK-based financial consulting firm. Hextall has been with Yourgene for eight years and will remain as a company secretary until a full-time successor is appointed. He will provide an orderly handover over the next six months.

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