– UK, London – Urban&Civic plc (LSE:UANC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Barlow as Non-Executive Director which will take effect from 1 September 2016. Ian has been appointed as chairman of the Audit Committee and will also act as a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Duncan Hunter, Senior Independent Director and the current chairman of the Audit Committee, will continue to be a member of that committee following Ian’s appointment.
Ian is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He is currently a non-executive director of Smith & Nephew plc, The Brunner Investment Trust plc and Foxtons Group plc and is the lead non-executive director of HM Revenue & Customs. Ian was Senior Partner (London) at KPMG until his retirement in 2008. Other previous roles include chairman of WSP Group plc and Think London, the direct inward investment agency for London and board member and chair of the Audit Committee of the London Development Agency.
Alan Dickinson, Chairman of Urban&Civic, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Ian to the Board of Urban&Civic as our new Audit Chair: he represents a strong addition to our Board. As a former Senior Partner at KPMG, he is obviously exceptionally well qualified to take on the role. Moreover, as growth in Urban&Civic continues to take hold, Ian’s ability to draw upon the range and depth of his experience across a broad range of disciplines will prove invaluable”.
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