Henry Boot is pleased to announce the appointment of Talita Ferreira as a Non-executive Director with effect from 1 January 2024. On appointment, Talita will be a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and the Responsible Business Committee. She will take over from Joanne Lake as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee from 1 September 2024.


Talita is currently a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of FCE Bank plc. Until 31 December 2023, she will also continue as a Non-executive Director of Tandem Bank Limited and Tandem Money Limited, where she was also Chair of the Audit Committee up to November 2023. A chartered accountant, Talita has extensive finance, risk and governance experience. She brings a wide range of leadership, people and strategic expertise to the Board from previous executive roles and her current role as CEO and founder of Authentic Change Solutions Limited, a management consultancy supporting leaders and organisations to transform leadership mindset and drive culture and change management.


Previously, Talita was the Chief Financial Officer of BMW UK Limited and BMW Automotive Ireland Limited, Chief Financial Officer of BMW Financial Services Limited (UK and Ireland) and held roles with Investec Bank and KPMG South Africa.


The Company can confirm that there is no further information to disclose in respect of Listing Rule 9.6.13.

"Following a thorough selection process, we are delighted to welcome Talita to the Board. Her depth of leadership expertise, understanding of the audit and risk environment, and her passion for people and business culture will be particularly invaluable. I am also pleased that we have made important progress against our diversity targets and will look to make further improvements as part of our ongoing board succession programme."

Peter Mawson, Chair, Henry Boot