Grafton Group, Irish parent company to Woodies DIY, has appointed Susan Murray and Vincent Crowley as non-executive directors.
Ms Murray is also a non-executive director of Compass Group plc and 2 Sisters Food Group, and is a former chairman of paint business Farrow & Ball, as well as a former non-executive director of Pernod Ricard, S. A. Imperial Tobacco plc. She also held this role at Enterprise Inns plc, Aberdeen Asset Management plc, SSL International plc and Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc. She is also a former chief executive of Littlewoods Stores Limited and former Worldwide President and Chief Executive of The Pierre Smirnoff Company, part of Diageo plc.
Mr. Crowley is a non-executive director of C&C Group plc, an international manufacturer and distributor of branded drinks, and executive chairman of Altas Investments plc, an Irish company that holds investments in infrastructure and related businesses.
In the course of a 24 year career with Independent News & Media plc, a leading Irish newspaper and media business, he held a number of leadership positions including chief executive officer and chief operating officer and was a member of the Board. Prior to joining Independent News & Media PLC, Mr. Crowley held senior roles in KPMG and Arthur Andersen.