Mears Group appointed Jason Burt and Roy Irwin to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Directors

– UK, Gloucester – Mears Group PLC (LSE:MER), the provider of support services to the Social Housing and Care sectors in the UK, announces the appointment of Jason Burt and Roy Irwin as an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 7 June 2017.

Jason Burt was previously a senior partner at Plexus Law, specialising in complex employers’ and public liability claims and health and safety related regulatory matters. His appointment will further integrate health and safety into the Group’s governance structures, driving good working and health and safety practices. Jason will Chair a newly formed Health, Safety and Environment Committee and be a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Roy Irwin has significant experience in the social housing sector, culminating in being Chief inspector of Housing for the Audit Commission as part of a career of over 30 years in housing which included being a Local Authority Housing Director and a Housing Association CEO. Since 2013, Roy has held the position of Non-Executive Chairman of Mears’ Registered Providers of social housing with the Homes and Community Agency. Roy will also join the Remuneration Committee.

During the year, two of the Group’s Non-Executive Directors reached 9 years’ service and as such did not offer themselves for re-election at the Annual General Meeting. As such, Michael Rogers and David Hosein ceased to be directors with immediate effect.

About Mears Group PLC

Mears today employs over 15,000 people, providing services in every region of the UK. In partnership with our Housing clients, we maintain, repair and upgrade the homes of hundreds of thousands of people in communities from remote rural villages to large inner city estates. Mears has extended its activities to provide broader housing solutions to solve the challenge posed by the lack of affordable housing. Our Care teams provide support to around 20,000 people a year, enabling older and disabled people to continue living in their own homes.

We focus on long-term outcomes for people rather than short-term solutions, and invest in innovations that make a positive impact on people’s quality of life and on their communities’ social, economic and environmental wellbeing.

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