Barratt Developments announces upcoming appointments of Katie Bickerstaffe and Chris Weston to its Board as Independent Directors

– UK, London –  Barratt Developments PLC (LON: BDEV) today announced the appointments of Katie Bickerstaffe and Chris Weston to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Directors effective from 1 March 2021.

Both Katie and Chris will also join the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees with effect from the same date.

“On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome both Katie and Chris to the Barratt Board. They each bring a wealth of different skills and experience, which complement those of the other Board members and will be of great value to the Company over the coming years” Board Chairman, John Allan.

About Katie Bickerstaffe

Katie Bickerstaffe was recently appointed Chief Strategy and Transformation Director at Marks and Spencer Group PLC, having previously held a non-executive directorship on its Board since 2018. Katie was also Executive Chair of SSE Energy Services, where she led its separation from SSE plc and subsequent sale to OVO Group Ltd. She was a non-executive director at SSE Plc from 2011 to 2018 and Chair of SSE Plc’s Remuneration Committee from 2015 to 2018. Katie is also a non-executive director of the England and Wales Cricket Board. She brings extensive experience of business transformation in a variety of functions together with considerable marketing expertise.

Katie Bickerstaffe said: “I am delighted to be joining the Barratt Board and to be part of a company that leads its industry in quality and sustainability and puts the customer at the heart of everything it does. I look forward to working with the Board and the Barratt management team in driving its strategy forward”.

About Chris Weston

Chris Weston is currently CEO at Aggreko plc, a position he has held since 2015. Chris has consistently succeeded in driving performance and growth in his career, including as Managing Director, International Downstream at Centrica plc where he was Executive Director responsible for the Group’s largest division. He joined Centrica in 2002 after a successful career in the telecoms industry working for both Cable & Wireless Plc and One.Tel. Chris is also a non-executive director of the Royal Navy, a position that he is due to step down from in February 2021.

Chris Weston said: “I am pleased to be joining the Board of a Company that has continuously demonstrated operational excellence, building the high-quality homes and developments the country needs. I look forward to working with the Barratt Board and its management team over the coming years to deliver their strategy and meet their targets”.

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