25 June 2012
Appointment of David Radcliffe and Martin Sawkins as independent non-executive directors
Wincanton is pleased to announce the appointment of two new independent non-executive directors. David Radcliffe and Martin Sawkins will join the Wincanton Board with effect from 27th July 2012.
David Radcliffe is Chief Executive of Hogg Robinson Group plc, a position he has held since 1997. Martin Sawkins is Group HR Director of Rentokil Initial plc, having been appointed in 2008. He previously held similar roles at HomeServe plc, the AA Limited, and at Centrica Home and Road Services.
Both will join the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees from their dates of appointment. Martin Sawkins will also chair the Remuneration Committee.
It is also announced that Neil England will be retiring as a non-executive director of Wincanton with effect from 31 July 2012. Neil leaves with the Board’s best wishes for the future and with thanks for the personal commitment he has shown to Wincanton during his time on the board.
Paul Venables will assume the role of Senior Independent non-executive Director with effect from 1 August 2012.
Steve Marshall, Chairman of Wincanton said “I am delighted to welcome both David and Martin to the Wincanton Board. They will bring a mix of top-flight general management and people skills, together with a ready empathy for the challenges of operating in a competitive business to business contracting environment. Combined with existing boardroom experience, these appointments will assist Wincanton greatly in developing as a leading supply chain solutions provider to the UK and Ireland markets. My personal thanks also go to Neil for his contribution during his period on the Wincanton Board.”
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For further information please contact:
Steve Marshall, Chairman 01249 710 000
Eric Born, Chief Executive
Charles Ryland / Jeremy Garcia / Catherine Breen 020 7466 5000