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TrustMark appoints new expert board
November 2018

TrustMark, has appointed a new independent board of industry experts, comprising a new chairman and seven non-executive directors, which it says ‘ensures adequate representation of all the industry sectors TrustMark works with, coupled with experts from a wide range of industries, to provide a fresh knowledge and insight to the running of TrustMark.’

The organisation continues in a statement: “The change of Board has taken place to help facilitate a number of significant developments at TrustMark following the industry led, Government commissioned Each Home Counts Review. 

“This review led directly to the expansion of TrustMark’s scope in order to become the new all-encompassing mark of quality, that consumers can recognise and trust when selecting a tradesperson to carry out any type of work in or around their homes.”

The new Board includes:

Chairman: Ranil Jayawardena, who has a background in financial services at the UK’s largest mortgage lender, as well as being heavily engaged in exploring the complexities and implications of ‘Brexit' in his role as a Member of Parliament and on the House of Commons International Trade Committee. 

Non-executive Directors:

Julie Hunter, who has worked exclusively in the field of consumer advocacy, policy and protection for almost 20 years.
Emma Clancy, a well-known voice within the construction sector with senior level experience in other industries including consumer protection and financial services.

Anna Scothern, a long-standing leader within the built environment and housing sector with a focus on improvements to all aspects of energy and health in the home.

David Oakley, who has a track-record in senior roles at global corporations such as Twinings, Coca-Cola and KPMG.

Lynn Hugo, who has a broad background at senior level encompassing FTSE 100 and Global plc organisations, but also not for profit, public sector and enterprise start-ups.

Richard Saggers, who brings an understanding of how to create customer proximity in order to drive new revenue opportunities, due to his experience in senior roles at international telecommunication businesses, as well as the establishment of a trade association.

Stephen Huller, with over 20 years’ experience in a variety of senior financial roles and a special interest in helping consumers save money and reduce carbon emissions through access to appropriate energy efficiency measures.

Simon Ayers, CEO of TrustMark and executive director on the Board, said: “TrustMark is at an important stage as an organisation where it has a genuine opportunity to create far-reaching, positive change and significantly enhance the levels of protection consumers can rely on.  The directional support and input of this new Board will be invaluable and we look forward to working together to deliver the best outcomes possible for both consumers and the trades within our scheme."

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