– UK, Sutton Coldfield – Dignity, the listed funeral services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Blackwood to the Board as an independent Non-executive Director from 1 October 2015. Ishbel Macpherson will retire from the Board on that date.
David recently retired as Group Finance Director of Synthomer plc, a leading global provider of speciality aqueous polymers. Previous to that he was Group Treasurer at Imperial Chemical Industries plc and held a number of senior positions with that group of companies over a 22 year career. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
He will take over as Chair of the Audit Committee from Ishbel Macpherson and will also become a member of the Remuneration and Nomination sub-committees of the Board. This appointment means that there will remain an equal number of independent Non-executive Directors to Executive Directors serving on the Board in addition to the Non-executive Chairman.
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