SEGRO has appointed Andy Harrison as its new cahirman, succeeding Gerald Corbett, who is stepping down.
Harrison will join the board and the nomination committee as a non-executive director on 1 April 2022 and will become chair of the board and the nomination committee on 30 June 2022, with Gerald Corbett stepping down from the board on that date.
Andy Harrison is currently chair of Dunelm Group plc, a position he has held since July 2015. He was previously chief executive of Whitbread plc, easyJet plc and RAC plc, and was a non-executive director of Ascential plc (formerly Emap plc).
“I am delighted to be succeeded by someone of the calibre of Andy Harrison, who brings a wealth of experience across several different industries and public company boards. We look forward to welcoming him to SEGRO. My six years has coincided with a period of growth and much success for the company and the business is in great shape. I’ve enjoyed working with its remarkable management team. I went on my first public company board 35 years ago and have been fortunate to serve on 12 others, chairing seven and I am now looking forward to doing other things,” said Gerald Corbett.
David Sleath said: “On behalf of the board and the management team, I thank Gerald for his leadership of the board and for his wise counsel, support and encouragement over the last six years, during a time of tremendous growth and success for SEGRO. I am looking forward to working with Andy Harrison, whose breadth of corporate experience and leadership will prove invaluable for the years ahead, as we continue to deliver our growth strategy and the implementation of our Responsible SEGRO framework.”
Andy Harrison said: “I am delighted to join SEGRO and look forward to working with David, the SEGRO team, and my new board colleagues to build on the tremendous growth the Company has achieved in recent years.”