TrustMark Builds New Independent Board of Industry Experts

Top Row - Richard Saggers, Anna Scothern, Julie Hunter and David Oakley Bottom row - Lynn Hugo, Ranil Jayawardena (Chairman), Simon Ayers and Emma Clancy (Stephen Huller is absent from the photo).

A new independent Board of industry experts has been appointed to TrustMark, the government endorsed quality scheme for tradespeople.

The new Board, which comprises of a new chairman and seven non-executive directors, aims to ensure adequate representation of all the industry sectors TrustMark works with, coupled with experts from a range of other industries.

A number of councils are being developed, including a consumer protection council, to support the Board with the strategic direction of the organisation.

The change of Board followed the Each Home Counts Review.  This review led to the expansion of TrustMark’s scope to become a board that consumers can recognise and trust when selecting a tradesperson to work on their homes.

The new Board includes:

Ranil Jayawardena- Chairman
Ranil has a background in financial services as well as being engaged in exploring the implications of ‘Brexit’ as a member of parliament and on the house of commons International Trade Committee.

Non-executive Directors

Julie Hunter has worked in consumer advocacy, policy and protection for almost 20 years.  Her experience of media engagement will assist TrustMark with new initiatives and aims.

Emma Clancy is  well-known in construction with experience in consumer protection and financial services.

Anna Scothern is a long-standing leader in the built environment and housing sector with a focus on energy consumption and health in the home.

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

Lynn Hugo
has a background at FTSE 100 and Global plc organisations, but also not for profit, public sector and enterprise start-ups giving her insight into the diversity that comprises TrustMark’s stakeholders.

Richard Saggers brings an understanding of new revenue opportunities with experience in international telecommunication businesses and the establishment of a trade association.

Stephen Huller has 20 years’ experience in financial roles and a special interest in helping consumers save money and reduce carbon emissions through  energy efficiency measures.

Simon Ayers, CEO of TrustMark says, “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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