Watch and jewellery buying group Houlden has appointed two new directors following its board meeting in November.
In the new year Houlden will be welcoming John Lunn of Lunns Jewellers and a new non-executive director from outside the industry, David Patrick.
Lunn has been co-opted to the board as a director and his term of appointment will be until June 2020. John Lunn is a second generation of Lenn’s to sit on Houlden’s board.
David Patrick, will officially join the board January 1 2017.
Patrick, who will join the board January 1, is the buying group’s long awaited independent non-executive directopor. He was appointed after receiving a staggering number of applicants, which took time to assess, and ensure the right person was appointed to this inaugural position.
Patrick brings with him a wealth of retail experience, but more importantly a significant high level board experience. Patrick has been added to the team in order to challenge the existing board and help steer the directors to produce a robust strategy plan that addresses today’s challenges. In addition he will spend time supporting Houlden’s chief executive officer Helen Haddow.
Both appointments will be ratified by the members at the next general meeting of members, in London February 21 2017.