The Board of The British Land Company has announced the appointment of Loraine Woodhouse as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from 1 March 2021.
Ms Woodhouse will chair the Audit Committee from 31 March at which time Preben Prebensen will step down from his role as interim Chair of Audit but remain a member of the Committee.
Woodhouse has been Chief Financial Officer of Halfords Group plc since 1 November 2018. Prior to joining Halfords, Loraine spent five years in senior finance roles within the John Lewis Partnership. In 2014 Loraine was appointed Acting Group Finance Director and then, subsequently, Finance Director of Waitrose.
Prior to that, Loraine was Chief Financial Officer of Hobbs, Finance Director of Capital Shopping Centres Limited (subsequently Intu Plc) and Finance Director of Costa Coffee Limited. Loraine’s early career included finance and investor relations roles at Kingfisher Plc.
Commenting on the appointment, Tim Score, Chairman of British Land, said: “I am delighted to welcome Loraine to the British Land Board and as Chair of our Audit Committee. She has extensive experience across all finance disciplines and has worked within many different sectors including real estate and retail”.