Barratt Developments announces Jock Lennox to the Board as upcoming Non-Executive Director

– UK, London – Barratt Developments PLC (LSE:BDEV), announces that after eight years’ service to the Board, Mark Rolfe has notified the Board of his intention to step down from his position as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from the conclusion of the Company’s forthcoming Annual General Meeting to be held in November 2016. Mark will also stand down as the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee on the same date.

The Board has agreed to appoint Jock Lennox as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 July 2016. Jock will also join the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees with effect from the same date and will succeed Mark Rolfe as Chairman of the Audit Committee from the conclusion of the 2016 AGM.

Jock is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Dixons Carphone plc, A&J Mucklow Group plc, Enquest plc and Hill and Smith Holdings plc. He is also currently the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Oxford Instruments plc. Jock will be stepping down from his positions at Oxford Instruments plc on 13 September 2016.

Jock is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive business and finance experience having worked for over 30 years for Ernst & Young (20 years as a partner) where he led a number of relationships with international clients and held a number of leadership positions in the UK and globally. Jock retired from Ernst & Young in 2009.

John Allan – Group Chairman, commented on Mark Rolfe’s pending departure on behalf of the Board: “Mark has made an outstanding contribution to the company over the last eight years as a Non-Executive Director and as Chairman of the Audit Committee, we are sorry to see him leave. His wise counsel will be missed and we wish him well for the future.”

Commenting on Jock Lennox’s appointment, John Allan said: “We are delighted to welcome Jock to the Board. His wide ranging experience will be a considerable asset to us.”

Commenting on his appointment Jock Lennox said: “I am delighted to be joining the Board of the country’s leading housebuilder. The company’s recent performance has been very strong, the strategy is clear and I am looking forward to being part of the Board.”

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