Senior hire for Persimmon as part of company transformation

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Claire Thomas has joined the board of York housebuilder Persimmon Plc as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

The appointment, effective from 1 August, also sees Ms Thomas join the company’s Renumeration and Nomination Committees.

Ms Thomas has been Senior Vice President, HR at GlaxoSmithKline PLC for more than 10 years with responsibility for the global HR function.

She has over 28 years’ experience of operating in a complex, global HR environment and has a wide range of experience including advising boards of directors.

“We are building a new Persimmon with progressive changes being made to our customer care, governance and remuneration,” said Chairman Roger Devlin.

“As part of that plan, we are further strengthening our board and remuneration committee with the appointment of a new, forward-thinking independent director with a strong track record in a highly respected global organisation.”