Travis Perkins makes Board changes

After nearly nine years as a non-executive director, Pete Redfern, will relinquish his role as senior independent director on 1 June 2023 and subsequently step down from the Company’s Board of Directors at the conclusion of the Board’s meeting on 19 September 2023.

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Travis Perkins has also appointed Jez Maiden to the Company’s Board as a non-executive and senior independent director with effect from 1 June 2023.

Maiden brings to the Board over 40 years of business, leadership and corporate experience spanning diverse sectors, including household FMCG, management consultancy, food manufacturing, transport and chemicals.

A qualified accountant (FCMA), Maiden has extensive operational finance as well as comprehensive corporate finance experience.  He has held a number of executive director CFO positions, latterly as Group finance director for Croda International Plc from whose board he stepped down on 26 April 2023 before retiring from Croda on 31 May 2023.

Jasmine Whitbread, chair of Travis Perkins, said: “On behalf of the Board and all at Travis Perkins, I would like to thank Pete for his diligent and valued service.  My personal thanks go to Pete for his support to me in his role as Senior Independent Director and we wish him every success in all his future endeavours.

“We are delighted to welcome Jez to the Travis Perkins team.  Jez is a proven Senior Independent Director with diverse sector experience, and we are pleased that we will benefit from his extensive finance and audit, public company and capital markets expertise.  We look forward to working with Jez as we continue to fulfil our ambition to be the leading partner to the construction industry.”

Jez Maiden added: “This is an exciting time for the construction industry with the transformation of the built environment playing a critical role in the UK’s net zero journey and creating huge opportunity for Travis Perkins.  I look forward to joining the Board and working with the wider Travis Perkins team.”

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