Hostmore plc, owner of the TGI Fridays chain of restaurants, has announced the appointment of Helena Feltham as an independent non-executive director.
Feltham has more than 30 years’ experience in consumer facing and HR roles. She recently served as the interim non-executive chair of Ted Baker Plc, where she had also been senior independent director and chair of the nominations committee.
Currently a NED of the IT managed services provider, Redcentric plc, where she chairs the remuneration committee, Feltham also previously held non-executive roles in the NHS and at the Retail Trust. She has also served as an independent adviser to the Assembly of Wales.
Feltham executive career has included roles at B&Q plc, Woolworths South Africa, and Marks and Spencer.
On her appointment to Hostmore’s board, Feltham will become a member of the audit and risk, nominations and remuneration committees. She will assume the position of chair of the remuneration committee with effect from 1 October 2023, at which point David Lis will step down.
Stephen Welker, chair-designate, said: “On behalf of the board, I am pleased to welcome Helena to Hostmore. Her combined experience and knowledge of consumer-focused businesses will strengthen the board. The directors and I look forward to working with Helena as we continue to focus on the company’s key objectives in the months and years ahead.”