Deborah Grimason joins the Travis Perkins Group.

Travis Perkins boosts management team

Published:  23 January, 2014

The Travis Perkins Group has enhanced its senior management team with a key appointment.

Deborah Grimason has joined the group – which owns a range of businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, ToolStation, Keyline and Tile Giant – as its new general counsel, and will be responsible for managing the group’s legal affairs and acting as company secretary. Ms Grimason will also become an executive committee member.

Her appointment comes as John Carter takes over the role of chief executive from departing chief executive officer Geoff Cooper.

Ms Grimason brings with her over 25 years’ experience of managing legal and corporate affairs with high-profile organisations, including Royal Mail, BOC, the British Coal Corporation and Nokia, in addition to seven years working with Lafarge and Lafarge Tarmac.

Carol Kavanagh, group human resources director of the Travis Perkins Group, said: “We’re thrilled to have Deborah join the team in a role that’s so integral to the group’s success. We’re always looking for people of the highest calibre, and we’re confident that Deborah’s extensive experience will be a real asset.”

Ms Grimason said: "I am very excited by this opportunity. I am really looking forward to being part of a group that is highly regarded in the market, and to join the executive committee as they work to shape the future of the group."

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