("Grainger" or the "Company")
Grainger plc, the UK's largest listed residential property company, announces today that Carol Hui will join the Board as a non-executive director on 1 October 2021.
Carol is a non-executive director of Breedon Group plc, the British Tourist Authority and until 2020 was the non-executive Chair of Robert Walters plc. In an executive capacity, Carol's most recent role was as Chief of Staff and General Counsel at Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited from which she stepped down in summer 2021 and has previously served in senior positions in oil and gas, logistics and infrastructure companies. She was also a corporate finance lawyer at Slaughter and May.
Carol will oversee the establishment of the Company's Responsible Business Committee and become chair of it. This Committee will provide Board-level oversight of the delivery of the company's ESG strategy including its 2030 'net zero in operations' commitment and its diversity and inclusion plans.
Mark Clare, non-executive Chairman of Grainger commented:
"We are delighted to welcome Carol to the Board of Grainger. She has had a distinguished career in business across a variety of sectors, which will complement the skills of the board. In particular, her experience in environmental and sustainability programs in large organisations will be highly beneficial to Grainger as we continue to implement our strategy and drive the target for our operations to be net zero carbon by 2030. "
Carol will also be appointed as a member of the Company's Nominations, Audit and Remuneration Committees.
There are no further details that are required to be disclosed under Listing Rule 9.6.13R (2) to (6).
For further information, please contact:
Helen Gordon/Kurt Mueller/Adam McGhin/Julie Deighton
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7940 9500
Ginny Pulbrook/Geoffrey Pelham Lane
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3757 4992