Landscape products firm Marshalls appoints new non-executive directors

Marshalls has appointed two new non-executive directors, Alan Coppin and Mark Edwards, to take effect on 12 May.

Marshalls new non-executive directors Alan Coppin and Mark Edwards will come on board immediately after the landscaping products firm's next Annual General Meeting on 12 May.

Alan Coppin is a non-executive director of Berkeley Group Holdings and Capital and Regional, and was previously chairman of Redstone and a director of Carillion.

Between 1988 and 1998 he was chief executive of Wembley  and subsequently chief executive of the Global Operating Division of Compass.  He is also a non-executive director of the Royal Air Force and a patron of the Windsor Leadership Trust.

Mark Edwards is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in the manufacturing sector, most recently as chief executive of Baxi Group.  He was formerly finance director of the security and building products division of Williams, and has held a number of other senior finance positions.  He was a director of Heating Finance between 2004 and 2008.  He is also a former vice president of the Construction Products Association.

Richard Scholes, who has served on the Board since 2003, will be stepping down from the Board immediately after the 2010 Annual General Meeting.  Alan Coppin is expected to succeed Richard Scholes as Senior Independent Director and will also chair the Remuneration Committee.  Mark Edwards will succeed Richard Scholes as Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Chairman Mike Davies said: "The Board would like to record its thanks to Richard Scholes for his valuable contribution during his term of office.  Both I and Andrew Allner, Chairman-Designate, are delighted we have been able to attract to the Board two new non-executive directors of such high calibre, and the Board is looking forward to benefiting from their extensive skills and experience."


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