Travis Perkins names new property director

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Building materials supplier Travis Perkins has appointed Nick Pinney as the group’s new property director.

He will be replacing Martin Meech, who is retiring from the group at the end of 2021 after 16 years.

Meech’s retirement brings an end to a period of 35 years where he held the role of property director but will be continuing in his non executive and advisory roles.

Pinney first joined the group as divisional property director in 2014 before being promoted to property director for the group’s merchant businesses in 2019.

As the new group property director, he will oversee the group’s £1bn property business with a portfolio of more than 1300 buildings, and be responsible for the continued growth and development of the group’s estate.

He will be reporting to the group’s CFO, Alan Williams.

Williams said: “I am really pleased to announce the promotion of Nick, who is a fantastic asset to our team and who has grown with us since he joined the business seven years ago. This appointment is a testament to his talent and skills, and also of our commitment to the development of our own colleague pipeline.

“Nick has already played a key role in developing the property strategy that supports the ambitious growth we have for our businesses, and he will now be responsible for the long term plan to maintain and improve our estate, to make sure it is fit for the future in terms of driving the digital agenda, and that we lead the way on sustainable construction.”