The board of Tritax Big Box REIT plc (ticker: BBOX) (the "Board") is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Whitworth as a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Karen takes up the post today and will also be appointed as a member of Board Committees following her appointment.
Karen qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and has 17 years' experience operating at board level in a variety of roles in Commercial, Operations and Governance in several private and publicly listed organisations. Most recently, Karen spent 10 years at J Sainsbury plc, latterly as a Member of the Commercial Board and Director of Non-Food Grocery and New Business for three years, and formerly as Supply Chain Director and Director of Group Internal Audit. Some of Karen's earlier career was spent at online entertainment business, BGS Holdings Limited. She also held a number of senior roles at the Intercontinental Hotel Group Plc between 2000 and 2005. Until 2018, she was a Supervisory Board member and member of the Audit Committee at GS1 UK Limited. Karen is currently a non-executive director of Whitworth Corporate Holdings Ltd, a small East Anglian based commercial property business. Sir Richard Jewson KCVO JP, Chairman of Tritax Big Box REIT plc, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Karen Whitworth to the Board as a Non-Executive Director. She brings a range of experience across all aspects of logistics and retail supply chains, with a robust understanding of retail trends. This, together with Karen's financial and governance background, will further strengthen our Board and we look forward to working with her."