Appointment to the Board
Deborah Kemp was appointed to the Board in January 2018.
Career and experience
Deborah has held a variety of Chief Executive Officer roles in the consumer and hospitality sector, including as a FTSE 100 main board Director at Punch Taverns PLC. Her career started at Bass PLC as a Chartered Surveyor, subsequently holding key strategic roles in the evolution and growth of the
Punch Taverns pub company. Following a period in private equity and a trade sale of Laurel Funerals, she is now a Director of Vennco Limited and a
consultancy and interim specialist in the consumer-facing retail and hospitality sector, and assists multi-site businesses through growth change
Deborah was Chair of the Nominations Committee until 21 July 2020, when she was appointed Chair of the Remuneration Committee. She was appointed as the Board’s Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 September 2021 and is a member of all three Board Committees.