Floor coverings firm announces board appointments

James Halstead plc, a manufacturer and international distributor of commercial floor coverings, has announced two new appointments to its Board, with effect from 8th January 2024.

David Drillingcourt will join the Board in an executive director role as Corporate Development Director. David, a Chartered Accountant, joined the Company in 1996 and during his time with the Company has held many senior group roles, including the Finance Director of Polyflor Limited and Group Company Secretary. Recently, in the role of Corporate Development, he has been responsible for developing and supporting the growth of the business across the globe.    

Deborah Harrison will also join the Board as an independent non-executive director. Deborah is a Chartered Accountant and has over thirty years of experience working for a top tier accounting firm, providing auditing and accounting services to a wide range of organisations and sectors. Deborah will also sit as a member of the audit committee and remuneration committee.

The Company also announces that, having served on the Board for over 10 years, non-executive director Stephen Hall will be stepping down with effect from 1st March 2024. A further announcement regarding the appointment of the new Senior Independent Director will be made at the time of his departure.

Commenting, Mr Mark Halstead, Chief Executive of James Halstead plc, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome both Deborah and David to the James Halstead board. Deborah will bring to the board her significant experience of dealing with international groups of companies, including acquisitions and disposals, and her knowledge of corporate reporting requirements will further enhance the Board’s financial expertise.

“David’s extensive knowledge of the Company and his flooring industry experience will play an important role in supporting the board in its strategic aim of growing the global footprint of the business.

“I also would like to thank Stephen for his contribution to James Halstead plc in his role as non-executive director through an important period which has seen the business grow and overcome significant challenges. We wish him the very best for the future.”     

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