Big Yellow Group announces Julia Hailes to its Board as upcoming Non-Executive Director

– UK, Bagshot –  Big Yellow Group PLC (LON: BYG) today announce the appointment of Julia Hailes MBE, as Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 March 2020.

“We are delighted to welcome Julia to the Board. Julia’s appointment builds on our objective of introducing Board members with different and diverse experience and perspectives. I am confident that Julia will add significant value to the Board and the Company,” said Nicholas Vetch, Executive Chairman.

Julia will also serve on the Company’s Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

About Julia Hailes

With over 30 years experience in the sustainability sector, Julia Hailes is a leading opinion former, consultant and speaker on sustainability issues.

Julia has co-written nine environmental books – including The Green Consumer Guide, which sold over 1 million copies – and in 1987 co-founded the environmental think tank SustainAbility, which she left in 1995. Since then she has co-founded Haller, a charity promoting sustainable agriculture in Kenya and has sat on the boards of charities including Keep Britain Tidy, Ecos Trust and CHASE Africa. Between 2001 and 2006, Julia was a non-executive director of Jupiter Global Green Investment Trust.

The Company will form a Board Sustainability Committee to be chaired by Julia which will be tasked with providing oversight regarding strategic environmental objectives, including the setting of deliverable targets with fully costed and accountable implementation plans. In summary, Big Yellow wishes to instil ambitions that are achievable, have integrity and are in balance with other outcomes expected of it including earnings growth.

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