Glyn Barker to be non-exec chair for up to two years while search for permanent replacement undertaken
Berkeley has appointed Glyn Barker to be the firm's non-executive chair for up to two years while it undertakes a search for a long-term candidate in the wake of the death of founder Tony Pidgley last month.
In an announcement to the City, the £3bn-turnover FTSE100 housebuilder also said it was making a series of further changes to board responsibilities and board and committee composition.
It said: "Following the sudden and tragic death of Tony Pidgley, the company’s chairman and co-founder, and the appointment on 26 June of Glyn Barker as interim chairman, the board has agreed that Glyn Barker will become non-executive chairman for a period of up to two years, while the board carries out the process of identifying a new long-term non-executive chairman."
Barker will step down as chairman of the remuneration committee and as a member of the audit committee. He will become chairman of the nomination committee but will not chair it when the position is next being considered.
Diana Brightmore-Armour will become senior independent director, succeeding Barker and will also become a member of the audit committee.
Peter Vernon will become chairman of the remuneration committee and Sir John Armitt will become a member of the nomination committee
The changes are effective immediately.