Barbara Richmond, whose background is manufacturing and retail, replaces David Arnold as FD

Housebuilder Redrow has appointed Barbara Richmond as the replacement for former finance director David Arnold.

Richmond has experience as finance director of a number of listed companies, most recently at Inchcape, the automotive distributor and retailer.

Prior to that, she was FD of specialty chemicals company Croda International and Whessoe, the engineering and electronics business.

She has a strong background in manufacturing and retail and experience of corporate transactions, having completed a number of major acquisitions and disposals throughout her career.

Steve Morgan, chairman of Redrow, said: “We are delighted that Barbara is joining the group and look forward to benefitting from her wealth of strategic and commercial experience.”

Redrow will announce its half-year results on 25 February.