Homeserve adds Katrina Cliffe and Edward Fitzmaurice to its Board as Non-Executive Directors alongside Tom Rusin as Executive Director

– UK, Walsall – HomeServe plc (LSE:HSV), the international home repair and improvements business, today announces the appointment of three new Directors to the Board with effect from 23 May 2017. Tom Rusin has been appointed as an Executive Director and Katrina Cliffe and Edward Fitzmaurice have both been appointed as Non-Executive Directors. Katrina will also join the Audit & Risk Committee.

Tom has been Chief Executive Officer of HomeServe USA since July 2011 and is currently a member of the HomeServe plc Executive Committee. Prior to joining HomeServe he was at Affinion Group where he undertook a number of roles culminating in three years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Affinion Group’s North American Division. Before joining Affinion, he owned Just for Travel Inc, a leisure retail travel business.

Katrina has spent her career in retail financial services, credit cards, customer service and marketing. Most recently she was General Manager at American Express Global Business Travel, EMEA, having previously been General Manager, Global Corporate Payments, UK.

Prior to American Express, Katrina held senior roles at Lloyds TSB Group PLC, Goldfish Bank Ltd and MBNA International Bank. She is currently a non-executive Director of Cembra Money Bank, ABTA and Shop Direct Finance Company where she chairs the Risk Management Committee.

Edward joined Hastings Insurance Group in 2008 as Chief Executive Officer and was part of the MBO team of the business in 2009. He served as the Non-Executive Chairman of Hastings Insurance Services Ltd until October 2015 and a Non-Executive Director of Hastings Group Holdings plc until March 2017.

Prior to joining Hastings he spent three years at HomeServe as Chief Executive of HomeServe Warranties. His earlier career was spent at Dixons plc and Anglo American.

Commenting on the appointments, Barry Gibson, Chairman, HomeServe plc, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Tom, Katrina and Edward to the Board. HomeServe is becoming a bigger and broader-based business and these appointments expand and strengthen the executive and non-executive presence around the Board table. Tom’s appointment reflects the increasing significance of North America to the Group. Katrina and Edward both bring a wealth of experience in financial services and their extensive commercial experience will be of great benefit as we continue to develop and expand the business.’

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