Countrywide has appointed a new non-executive director. Lisa Charles-Jones was previously with LSL for 13 years, until 2016, the last ten as group HR director.
She has also previously been a director of Reeds Rains and Your Move, and is currently a non-executive director at Tracsis while holding directorships at the Percy Hedley Foundation and at housing association Bernicia Housing.
She takes up her new appointment with Countrywide on June 26 and will be a member of the remuneration committee.
Executive chairman Peter Long said: “Lisa brings valuable experience within the property sector and will be the non-executive director employee engagement lead within the Countrywide plc board.”
The appointment is subject to FCA approval.
Countrywide has also announced that Jane Lighting will be stepping down as non-executive director on June 26.
Charles-Jones and her PR expertise may be timely for Countrywide.
The company has been closing a number of branches but has declined to clarify numbers or the offices involved. It is also understood to be letting go around three dozen staff working in sales progression. Yesterday Countrywide shares remained at below 4p, closing almost 1% up over the day at 3.75p.