Topps Tiles has appointed Paul Forman as chair designate.
Forman will join the board of directors on 1 July 2023 and will start at the company’s new financial year on 1 October 2023, succeeding Darren Shapland as he nears the end of his maximum term of nine years under the UK Corporate Governance Code.
Forman has held numerous chief executive roles at three FTSE 250 companies, which includes Coats Group and Essentra.
He is also a senior independent director at Tate & Lyle.
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“I’m delighted that we have secured an individual of Paul’s calibre as chair designate,” Topps chair Darren Shapland said.
“His strong track record, both as a PLC executive and non-executive, will be of great benefit to Topps as the business builds on its market leadership position and continues to develop and expand in the years ahead.
“Paul will be a strong addition to the Topps team and I look forward to working with him on an orderly handover of responsibilities in the coming months.”
Foreman added: “Topps is a business with a clear strategic focus and a strong proposition for both consumer and trade customers.
“The group has come through the pandemic in good shape, with a robust balance sheet and a strong executive team, and the opportunities ahead are exciting as it continues to grow its share of the UK market for tiles and associated products.
He concluded: “I look forward to working with the board and the senior management team as we build on these strong foundations.”
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