Directorate Changes

01 November 2019

Non-Executive Director Appointment

Howdens is pleased to announce that Louise Fowler will be appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Following her appointment, Louise will be a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. She will also become a member of the Nominations Committee following completion of a formal induction programme.

Louise is currently a non-executive director of Assura Plc. She has also previously served as a non-executive director at Benenden Health, Stockport Hydro Ltd and Britannia International. Louise has over 25 years' marketing, customer and digital experience at a senior level in the travel and financial services industries. She began her career at British Airways before moving into financial services with Barclays and the Co-operative Banking Group. In recent years, she has also worked as an independent consultant for well-known consumer brands such as the Post Office, First Direct and M&S.

Non-Executive Director Retirement

Howdens also announces that Mark Allen, who has served as Non-Executive Director since May 2011 and is a member of the Remuneration, Audit and Nominations Committees, will retire from the Board on 1 December 2019.


There is no further information which is required to be disclosed in accordance with 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.


For further information please contact:

Forbes McNaughton, Company Secretary: +44 (0) 207 535 1137


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