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New chair for Henry Boot as founder’s great grandson retires

Henry Boot chairman Jamie Boot is to retire in Might and might be changed by present senior non-executive director Peter Mawson.

The change will happen after the listed firm’s annual normal assembly on 26 Might. Mawson has served on the Henry Boot board since October 2015.

Boot will step down after greater than 40 years on the agency based by his nice grandfather. He joined the enterprise in 1979 and has been a board member since 1985. He served as group managing director between 1986 and 2015, and has chaired the group since January 2016.

A board reshuffle triggered by Boot’s retirement will see Mawson retain his present position as chair of the board’s nomination committee however hand over his position as chair of the agency’s accountable enterprise committee to a brand new non-executive director, but to be appointed. Final 12 months, the corporate declared its intention to achieve net-zero carbon by 2030.

Deputy chair Joanne Lake will transfer into the vacant senior non-executive submit, and her deputy chair position might be eliminated. Like Mawson, Lake was first introduced into the board in October 2015.

Chief government Tim Roberts, in submit since August 2019, thanked Boot for his “excellent contribution over […] a outstanding time frame”.

Boot mentioned that he left the group in “a powerful place”. In a buying and selling replace issued on 18 January this 12 months, Henry Boot mentioned it anticipated pre-tax income for the 12 months ended 31 December 2021 to be ahead of the £30.7m average market expectation. Its full-year outcomes are on account of be introduced on 23 March.

Chair-designate Mawson mentioned he was dedicated to constructing a “highly effective, profitable and accountable enterprise”.

In earlier roles, Mawson served as group chief government of property consultancy Donaldsons, and as chief government of the West Northamptonshire Growth Company. He continues to carry different non-executive positions, together with chair of planning consultancy Nexus Planning.

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