British Land appoints Loraine Woodhouse as a non-executive director
Shopping centre owner British Land has appointed Halfords chief financial officer Loraine Woodhouse as a non-executive director.
Due to take up her role on 1 March, Woodhouse will chair the audit committee from 31 March at which time Preben Prebensen will step down from his role as interim chair of audit but remain a member of the committee.
Woodhouse has worked with Halfords since November 2018. Prior to that, she spent five years in senior finance roles within the John Lewis Partnership which included acting group finance director and finance director of Waitrose. She has also previously worked as chief financial officer of Hobbs, finance director of Capital Shopping Centres and finance director of Costa Coffee. Earlier in her career, she worked with Kingfisher.
Tim Score, chairman of British Land, said: “I am delighted to welcome Loraine to the British Land Board and as Chair of our Audit Committee. She has extensive experience across all finance disciplines and has worked within many different sectors including real estate and retail”.
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