Vanda Murray will join the board of housebuilder Redrow as a non-executive director from 1 August.
Murray has extensive non-executive director experience. She is currently chairman of Fenner, the leader in reinforced polymer technology, and holds roles with outsourcing firm Bunzl, Manchester Airports Group and Just Childcare. She is also pro-chancellor and chairs the board of governors at Manchester Metropolitan University and is a board member of the Manchester Growth Company.
In her executive career, was the chief executive of Blick, a quoted support services group, prior to its acquisition by The Stanley Works in 2004. She also ran roofing products business Ultraframe, overseeing a turnaround before its sale to Latium Group Holdings in 2006. She has previously held non-executive directorships at Carillion, Exova and Microgen.
Redrow also announced that Liz Peace, non-executive director, will retire from the board at the end of her current appointment on 31 August following her appointment by London Mayor Sadiq Khan as chairman of the Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation.
Steve Morgan, Redrow chairman, said: “I am pleased to welcome Vanda to Redrow. As well as her broad non-executive credentials, she brings strong experience as a listed company director. I am sure that she will add considerable value to our board and we look forward to working with her.
“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Liz for her valuable contribution during her tenure, and wish her all the best in her new role at Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation and for the future.”