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Travis Perkins appoints Jasmine Whitbread as chair

Wickes owner Travis Perkins has announced that Jasmine Whitbread will succeed Stuart Chambers as chair when he steps down on 31 March. The appointment follows a… View Article

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Travis Perkins appoints Jasmine Whitbread as chair

Wickes owner Travis Perkins has announced that Jasmine Whitbread will succeed Stuart Chambers as chair when he steps down on 31 March.

The appointment follows a “rigorous and wide ranging” selection process using an external search firm.

Pete Redfern, senior independent director of Travis Perkins, said: “On behalf of the board I would like to thank Stuart for his outstanding leadership of the Board.  Stuart has expertly guided the board as it has shaped the group’s strategy.  He leaves Travis Perkins having ensured a strong, capable board is in place with the skills and experience required to meet the future demands on the business.”

Whitbread is currently chief executive of London First but will leave the organisation on 30 March. From 2005 to 2015, she was chief executive of Save the Children UK and has also previously worked with Oxfam, Rio Tinto, Cortex and Thomson Financial

Redfern added: “We are delighted to announce Jasmine’s appointment.  Jasmine has over a decade of experience on the boards of large public companies for whom she has chaired key committees.  She brings extensive leadership, third sector and commercial experience with exceptional strength in managing stakeholder relationships including with investors, governments, customers, partners and teams.”

 

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