Discount retailer B&M has improved the diversity of its board with the appointment of Carolyn Bradley and Tiffany Hall as non-executive directors.
Carolyn Bradley will work within the audit and risk and nomination committees. Tiffany Hall will be part of the remuneration and nomination committees. Bradley starts her new role on 15 November, while Hall takes up her role on 18 September.
Bradley has held several senior positions at Tesco, including COO and UK marketing director. She is currently senior independent director at Howden Joinery Group, non-executive director of Legal and General Group, and senior independent director and interim chairman of Marston’s.
Hall has held the position of managing director at Bupa Home Healthcare, and Bupa marketing director. She has been the head of marketing at British Airways and held the chair of Airmiles and BA Holidays, as well as holding the position of non-executive director at Think London.
Harry Brouwer, who has served as a non-executive director since B&M’s IPO in 2014, will step down from the board on the November 14, the day before Carolyn Bradley takes up her new position.
Chairman of B&M Peter Bamford said: I am delighted that both Tiffany Hall and Carolyn Bradley have agreed to join the board of B&M,” chairman Peter Bamford said.“Their previous roles as executives in leading consumer facing and retail sector businesses, and their plc experience also as non-executive directors, will bring additional perspectives and depth to our board while our business continues to grow at a significant rate.
“On behalf of the board I would like to thank Harry for his insight and contribution to the board and each of the committees on which he has served since the IPO of the company in 2014, which have overseen continued growth for B&M and a successful transition to public company governance.”
The appointment of Bradley and Hall helps to improve the board’s diversity and redress the company’s gender pay gap, reported in the company’s Gender Pay Gap report in March 2018 (referring to the workforce in April 2017).