I’m delighted to announce that we are appointing John Cridland CBE as chair of our board here at Home Group.
Our current chair, Bob Davies, has completed a successful five-year term with Home Group and I am incredibly grateful for everything that he has done for us.
Bob has been a great asset, and really driven up standards of health and safety, performance reporting and our approach to risk during a time where the sector has undergone significant change and challenge.
Bob will step down in July and John Cridland will be formally appointed at our Annual General Meeting.
John’s previous roles have included Chairman for Transport of the North, Pro-Chancellor at Brunel University and Director General of the UK’s premier business organisation, the CBI.
He’s the man behind several key initiatives, including; achieving statutory status for the first ever strategic transport plan for the North, making the case for a radical reform to the education system to tackle disadvantage and give all young people a chance, leading the Government’s independent review into the state pension age and leading a successful campaign for a new approach to infrastructure investment.
I am delighted that John will be joining us – he brings a wealth of expertise in education, transport and business and I look forward to welcoming him into the Home Group community.
To find out what John and Bob both had to say, you can read our full news article here.