Carpetright announces Pauline Best to its Board as upcoming Independent Director

– UK, Purfleet –  Carpetright Plc (LON: CPR) today announced that after nearly nine years’ service on the Board, Sandra Turner will stand down as Non-Executive Director at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting to be held on 5 September 2019.

The Board also announced that Pauline Best will join the Board as an independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 August 2019. She will succeed Sandra Turner as the Chair of the Remuneration Committee following Sandra’s retirement from the Board. Pauline will also join the Audit and Nomination Committees.

Bob Ivell, the Chairman, commented: “The Board would like to thank Sandra for her support and contribution to Carpetright since her appointment nearly nine years ago. We are delighted that Pauline has agreed to join Carpetright’s board as an independent non-executive director and believe that she has much to offer in the next stage of our business development. We welcome Pauline to Carpetright and look forward to working with her.”

About Pauline Best

Pauline is an experienced Human Resources professional who was the Global People and Organisation Director of Specsavers for 10 years. Prior to that, she spent 20 years in the Mobile communications industry, including 12 years with Vodafone where she most recently held the positions as Global Leadership, Talent and People Capability Director. Pauline’s human resources and commercial people experience is invaluable as she brings that perspective to the Board.

She is also a Non-Executive Director for Vertu Motors plc where she also chairs the Remuneration committee.

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