Topps appoints former ScS exec to board

Tile specialist Topps Tiles Plc has announced the appointment of Denise Jagger as an independent non-executive director, Senior Independent Director Designate and Chair of the Sustainability Committee of the Company.

Denise will join the board of directors of Topps Group on 1 February 2024 and will succeed Keith Down as Senior Independent Director at the AGM in January 2025, at which point Keith will retire from the Board after having served his term under the UK Corporate Governance Code.

Denise is an experienced non-executive director, with a track record in non-executive roles, in both public and private businesses, stretching over 25 years. She is currently a non-executive director at Reach and CLS Holdings, and was previously a non-executive at Redrow, ScS Upholstery and Scarborough Building Society.

Denise was also a non-executive director and SID at Bellway and Pool Re, having retired from the latter in September 2023. Denise is currently Senior Independent Director at Reach. A qualified solicitor, she was previously Company Secretary and General Counsel at Asda Walmart and is currently a Trustee of the National Trust and the recently retired Chair of the University of York.

Paul Forman, Chair of Topps Group, said: “Denise is a seasoned public company NED and senior independent director, and her specific experience of consumer facing businesses and within the construction and building materials sector are highly relevant and make her a great fit for the Topps Group team. We welcome her to the Board and look forward to her contribution to the Group’s future development.”

Commenting on her appointment, Denise Jagger said: “I am delighted to be joining the Topps Group Board. Having worked in consumer facing businesses throughout my career, the Topps Group stands out for its world class customer service, clarity of proposition and collaborative culture. These are strong foundations, and I am looking forward to working with the Board and the executive team as they build upon them in the years ahead.”

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