The Board of Directors of Tritax Big Box REIT plc (ticker: BBOX) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Laing as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect. Richard will join the Management Engagement and Nomination Committees and is also taking over from Jim Prower as chairman of the Audit Committee with immediate effect. Jim will remain a member of the Audit Committee.
Richard was CEO of CDC Group plc ("CDC"), a private equity and infrastructure investor, from 2004 to 2012, having joined the organisation in 2000 as Finance Director. Prior to this, Richard spent 15 years at De La Rue from 1984 where he held a number of senior positions, in the UK and internationally, latterly as the Group Finance Director (main board position). Previously, he was at Booker Agriculture International Ltd (then a division of Booker Group), as well as at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Marks and Spencer Group Plc. Richard is currently non-executive Chairman of 3i Infrastructure plc, Perpetual Income and Growth Investment Trust plc and Miro Forestry. He is also non-executive director of JP Morgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc, Leeds Castle and Plan International UK, the international children's charity. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA). Richard Jewson, Chairman of Tritax Big Box REIT plc, said: "I am delighted to welcome Richard to the Board as a Non-Executive Director. He brings with him valuable experience in the listed investment companies sector as well as additional financial expertise, which will further strengthen the Board. We very much looking forward to working with him." In accordance with the Listing Rules, there is no further information required to be disclosed pursuant to LR9.6.13R. - ENDS-