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B&M to appoint Paula Makenzie as non-exec director

Effective 9 November 2021, MacKenzie will serve within both the audit and risk and nomination committees at the variety retailer

B&M European Value Retail has announced that Paula MacKenzie is set to join the group’s board as a non-executive director.

Effective 9 November 2021, MacKenzie will serve within both the audit and risk and nomination committees at the variety retailer.

MacKenzie has spent the last decade working a number of senior executive roles at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), including four years as managing director at KFC UK&I.

Prior to joining the fast food chain, MacKenzie held executive positions at Innocent, GlaxoSmithKline, and Diageo plc.

Peter Bamford, chairman at B&M, said: “I am delighted that Paula has agreed to join the board of B&M. She is a highly regarded and skilled leader with an appreciation for all aspects of business. 

“Her current and recent experience in a highly competitive multi-site business and her professional background in finance will bring additional insights and perspectives to our Board while our business continues to grow at a significant rate.”

Despite the initial appointment, MacKenzie’s addition to the group is subject to shareholder approval as there is currently no vacancy in the firm’s office for a director of the company.

In turn, an ordinary general meeting of shareholders has been scheduled for 9 November, with MacKenzie commencing the role with immediate effect following the appointment’s approval.

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