Company Announcements

Directorate Change

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Marshalls PLC
08 November 2022

8 November 2022


Marshalls plc

(the "Company" or "Marshalls")


Board Changes


Diana Houghton appointed as a Non-Executive Director

Tim Pile to retire from the Board


Marshalls plc, the specialist landscape, building and roofing products group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Diana Houghton to the Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 01 January 2023. Diana is currently the Group Head of Strategy at Smiths Group plc, the multinational, diversified engineering business.  Diana will also join the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.


The Company also announces that, following his long, and very valuable service to the Company, Tim Pile intends to retire as a Non-Executive Director and Board member at the Company's 2023 AGM.


Vanda Murray, Chair of the Board, said:


"We will be very sorry to see Tim go but thank him for sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience and for his long-service to the Company. It has been invaluable to have his support for an extended period, especially given the challenges of the last couple of years. We're delighted to welcome Diana to the Board. Diana is an experienced director who brings a wealth of strategic knowledge."


Diana Houghton commented:


"I'm delighted to be joining the Marshalls' Board and look forward to supporting the Company in achieving its strategic goals."


Tim Pile commented:


"It has been a pleasure to serve on the Marshalls' Board and I wish the business every success in the future. I would like to thank the whole of the Board for their support during my tenure."


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Martyn Coffey, Chief Executive

Marshalls plc

+44 (0)1422 314777

Justin Lockwood, Chief Financial Officer

Marshalls plc

+44 (0)1422 314777

Andrew Jaques

Charlie Barker

MHP Communications

+44 (0)20 3128 8540



Diana Houghton Biographical Notes


Diana is a strategy and corporate finance specialist with broad experience in the industrial, consumer, retail and leisure sectors.  She is currently Group Head of Strategy at Smiths Group plc, the multinational, diversified engineering business. Prior to that, Diana was Corporate Development Director of Allied Domecq plc and between December 2008 and August 2015, Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Thorntons plc.


Diana is independent for the purposes of the UK Corporate Governance Code. Her recruitment follows a formal, rigorous and objective selection process led by the Nomination Committee with the help of external consultants. This announcement includes the information required by Listing Rules 9.6.11 to 9.6.13, and there is no information to report under Listing Rule 9.6.13R (2) - (6) inclusive.


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