Countrywide has appointed a new non-executive director.
Amanda Rendle, who will be a member of Countrywide’s audit and risk committee, is a non-executive director of Tesco Bank, a role she has held since 2016.
She began her career at Barclays Bank, and has run her own consultancy, focusing on customer experience. She spent 16 years at HSBC in a marketing role. She is a Fellow of the Marketing Society.
She is currently also deputy chair of Keep Britain Tidy.
In conjunction with her appointment, fellow Countrywide director Natalie Ceeney will step down from the audit and risk committee to develop her newer role as chair of the remuneration committee.
Countrywide recently appointed a new chief operating officer, Bruce Marsh, who was previously finance director at Tesco.
By coincidence Countrywide’s former CEO Alison Platt – whose retail experiment with the firm ended in her departure – is a non-executive director of Tesco, a post she has held since 2016.
Countrywide executive chairman Peter Long said: “I am delighted to welcome Amanda to the board of Countrywide. She brings a wealth of experience from a business career that spans financial and professional services.
“Her particular experience in marketing and her broad commercial skills and experience will complement the board.”
Countrywide’s shares closed down some 2% yesterday, at 4.8p.