Mears Group appoints Nick Wharton to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, Gloucester –  Mears Group (LON: MER), the leading provider of services to the Housing sector in the UK, today announced the appointment of Nick Wharton to its Board as a Non-Executive Director effective immediately. He will also join the Audit and Risk Committee as chair.

“I am pleased to secure the appointment of Nick Wharton to the Board of Mears. He brings a broad range of strong financial, commercial, and strategic experience gained over a long and successful executive career. I believe that his experience will bring value to Mears, and I look forward to working with him,” said Board Chairman, Jim Clarke.

About Nick Wharton

Nick Wharton is a Chartered Accountant with extensive finance and corporate governance experience gained, both in the UK and internationally, through Executive and Non-Executive positions in consumer companies under both public and private equity ownership. Nick has been Group CFO at three public companies and Audit Committee Chair at four businesses including three FTSE-listed companies. Nick was formerly CFO of Pepco NV, Superdry plc, and Halfords Group plc and was also CEO at Dunelm plc and is currently Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair at Oriflame Holding Limited and AG Barr plc.

About Mears

Mears is the leading provider of services to the Affordable Housing sector, providing a range of services to individuals within their homes. We manage and maintain around 450,000 homes across the UK and work predominantly with the Central Government and Local Government typically through long-term contracts. We equally consider the residents of the homes that we manage and maintain to be our customers, and we take pride in the high levels of customer satisfaction that we achieve.

Mears currently employs around 5,500 people and provides services in every region of the UK. In partnership with our Housing clients, we provide property management and maintenance services. Mears has extended its activities to provide broader housing solutions to solve the challenge posed by the lack of affordable housing and to provide accommodation and support for the most vulnerable.

We focus on long-term outcomes for people rather than short-term solutions and invest in innovations that have a positive impact on people’s quality of life and their communities’ social, economic, and environmental well-being. Our innovative approaches and market-leading positions are intended to create value for our customers and the people they serve while also driving sustainable financial returns for our providers of capital, especially our shareholders.


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