Appointment of Non-Executive Director

RNS Number : 6658Y
10 September 2020

NewRiver REIT plc

("NewRiver" or the "Company")

Appointment of Non-Executive Director and Changes to Directors' Responsibilities


NewRiver is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlie Parker as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.


Charlie Parker has served as Chief Executive of the Government of Jersey and Head of the Public Service for Jersey since January 2018. In this role, he has led an ambitious programme to transform and modernise Jersey's public services and developed a major infrastructure vehicle for funding the Island's infrastructure and regeneration plans. Charlie was previously Chief Executive of Westminster City Council from December 2013 to December 2017 and Chief Executive of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council from October 2008 to December 2013. Prior to this, he held a number of investment, development and regeneration roles across national and local government bodies.


Following this appointment, the Board of NewRiver will be comprised of Baroness Ford OBE (Non-Executive Chairman), Alastair Miller (Senior Independent Non-Executive Director), Kay Chaldecott (Independent Non-Executive Director), Colin Rutherford (Independent Non-Executive Director), Allan Lockhart (Chief Executive Officer), Mark Davies (Chief Financial Officer) and Charlie Parker (Independent Non-Executive Director).


Baroness Ford OBE, Non-Executive Chairman, NewRiver commented:  "I am delighted to welcome Charlie to the NewRiver Board. Charlie brings with him a wealth of experience from his various leadership roles in the public sector, which will be particularly relevant to our strategy of developing strong relationships with Local Authorities and public bodies."


The Company confirms that there is no further information relating to Charlie that requires disclosure under Listing Rule 9.6.13.


Board Committee role changes


In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.11(3) the Company announces the following changes to the leadership of the Committees of the Board with immediate effect:


· Kay Chaldecott, Independent Non-Executive Director, will step down as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and remain a member of the Remuneration Committee.

· Alastair Miller, Senior Independent Director, will step down as Chairman of the Audit Committee and remain a member of the Audit Committee. Alastair will be appointed as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

· Colin Rutherford, Independent Non-Executive Director, will be appointed as Chairman of the Audit Committee.


The updated composition of the Committees of the Board can be found on the Company's website:


For further information


NewRiver REIT plc



+44 (0)20 3328 5800

Tom Loughran (Head of Investor Relations)










About NewRiver


NewRiver REIT plc ('NewRiver') is a leading Real Estate Investment Trust specialising in buying, managing and developing essential retail and leisure assets throughout the UK.


Our £1.2 billion portfolio covers 9 million sq ft and comprises 33 community shopping centres, 25 conveniently located

retail parks and over 700 community pubs. We hand-picked our assets to deliberately focus on occupiers providing

essential goods and services, and avoid structurally challenged sub-sectors such as department stores, mid-market

fashion and casual dining. This focus, combined with our affordable rents and desirable locations, delivers sustainable and growing returns for our shareholders, while our active approach to asset management and inbuilt 2.5 million sq ft

development pipeline provide further opportunities to extract value from our portfolio.


NewRiver has a Premium Listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (ticker: NRR). Visit for further information.


LEI Number: 2138004GX1VAUMH66L31

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