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Wickes owner Travis Perkins appoints new chairman

Travis Perkins, the owner of Wickes, Toolstation and Tile Giant, has appointed Stuart Chambers as its next chairman. Due to join the company’s board on 1… View Article

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Wickes owner Travis Perkins appoints new chairman

Travis Perkins, the owner of Wickes, Toolstation and Tile Giant, has appointed Stuart Chambers as its next chairman.

Due to join the company’s board on 1 September as a non-executive director and chairman designate, Chambers will succeed Robert Walker when he steps from the board in November.

Chambers is a former chief executive of Pilkington and NSG Group, which acquired Pilkington in 2006. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at Mars and 10 years at Shell in a range of senior operational management roles.

He is currently a member of the takeover panel and chairman designate at Anglo American. He was chairman of ARM Holdings and Rexam until last year and has also served as a director on the boards of Tesco, Smiths Group, Manchester Airport and Associated British Ports.

John Carter, Travis Perkins chief executive, said: “I am delighted that Stuart has agreed to chair our board through our next phase of growth and development.”

Walker added: “I am confident that Stuart is the right person to chair the board for the next phase of the company’s development. Good medium-term succession planning is important and this appointment is the result of a thorough process.”

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