Directorate Change

03 November 2023

Howdens announces that Karen Caddick, Non-Executive Director of the Company and Remuneration Committee Chair, will step down from the Howdens Board at the end of the Annual General Meeting on 2 May 2024. On behalf of the Board, we thank Karen for her contribution to the Board, in particular for her work as Remuneration Committee Chair.

Howdens further announces that Vanda Murray will be appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 February 2024. Following her appointment, Vanda will join the Audit, Remuneration, Nominations, and Sustainability Committees of the Board and will additionally take on the role of Remuneration Committee Chair from 2 May 2024.

Vanda has over 20 years of senior management experience across a range of sectors, including manufacturing, industrial, and support services in Europe, the USA, and Asia. She was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Blick Plc and UK Managing Director of Ultrafame Plc. Vanda is currently the Chair of Marshalls Plc and the Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Bunzl Plc. In 2002 Vanda was also awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for Services to Industry and Export.  


These disclosures are given in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.11R. 


For further information please contact:


Forbes McNaughton, Company Secretary                         +44 (0)207 535 1110

Mark Fearon, Director of IR and Communications              +44 (0)7711 875070

Media enquiries: Nina Coad (Brunswick)                          +44 (0) 207 404 5959 

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