// Boohoo appoints sustainability expert Kirsty Britz as non-executive director
// The retailer said the new appointment brings additional expertise to the board, particularly in areas of environmental, social and governance matters
Boohoo has appointed sustainability expert Kirsty Britz as a non-executive director, with immediate effect.
The fashion retailer said in a statement that Britz will also become a member of the audit and risk committees on appointment.
Commenting on Britz’s appointment to the board, Mahmud Kamani, Boohoo group executive chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome Kirsty to the board and look forward to the contribution she will bring.”
“Her extensive ESG experience will help ensure the board remains focused on making balanced and sustainable decisions that factor in the impact of our strategy on multiple stakeholder groups.”
The retailer added that the new appointment brings additional expertise to the board, particularly in areas of environmental, social and governance matters.
Britz is currently the director of sustainable banking at NatWest Group plc and an independent member of the professional standards committee at HMRC.
Prior to joining NatWest Group, Britz previously held the role of director of citizenship at Barclays.
She has also served as a member of the UKRI sustainability advisory group and the NERC independent research panel, and has held various sustainability, brand strategy and marketing roles in the retail, telecommunications and advertising sectors.
“I look forward to helping the group develop its sustainability approach, embedding it into strategy, governance and operations, and ensuring the board remains focused on building practices fit for a sustainable future,” added Britz.