Countrywide has appointed the former Human Resources boss of estate agency LSL to its board as a non-executive director, replacing outgoing board non-exec Jane Lighting.
Lisa Charles-Jones (pictured, above) is to join the top table of the company at the end of June subject to FCA approval and will work on its Remuneration Committee, but her experience will come in handy as the company proceeds with a rumoured programme of both branch closures and redundancies.
She has considerable experience of estate agency. As well as having helped run Reeds Rains and Your Move for LSL as its Group HR Director for ten years, she is also a director of Evoca Estate Management in Newcastle and Kingston Properties Services.
Both specialise in leasehold block management in the North of England.
She is also a professional ‘non-exec’ and is on the board of several other companies including social landlord specialist the Bernicia Group and transport data firm Tracsis.
Charles-Jones is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds an MBA from the University of Durham.
“I am delighted to welcome Lisa to the Board of Countrywide plc,” says Peter Long, Countrywide’s Executive Chairman (left).
“Lisa brings valuable experience within the property sector and will be the Non-Executive Director Employee Engagement Lead within the Countrywide plc Board”.
At the same time Jane Lighting, who has been on its board for five years, is to retire.
“The Board of Countrywide wishes to thank Jane for her dedicated service to the Board and its committees,” says Long. “The whole Board wishes Jane well for the future”.
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