Unite Group PLC (The) Directorate Change
RNS Number : 0738V
Unite Group PLC (The)
05 August 2022
5 August 2022
THE UNITE GROUP PLC
("Unite Students", "Unite", the "Group", or the
APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Unite Group plc, the UK's leading owner, manager and
developer of student accommodation, today announces the appointment
of Nicky Dulieu as a Non-Executive Director. Nicky will join the
Board on 1 September 2022 and will also join the Remuneration,
Audit and Nominations Committees.
Nicky has extensive listed company Board experience and
currently holds Non-Executive Director roles at WH Smith, Redrow
and Adnams. In addition, she has previous board experience with
Marshall Motor Holdings, Huntsworth and Notcutts. Nicky, a
chartered accountant, also brings extensive consumer experience
having been the Chief Executive of Hobbs between 2008 - 2014 and
Finance Director of Marks & Spencer's Food Division during a
career at the retailer spanning 1982 - 2005.
Richard Huntingford, Chairman of Unite, commented: "Nicky is a
highly regarded business leader with an established plc track
record. Her extensive consumer-facing experience will add
significant value to the Board. I very much look forward to working
with Nicky as we continue to build Unite's reputation as the UK's
leading provider of high quality, value for money student
accommodation whilst exploring opportunities to leverage further
our best-in-class operating platform."
No further information is required to be disclosed pursuant to
Listing Rule 9.6.13.
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For further information, please contact:
Richard Smith / Joe Lister / Michael
Burt Tel: +44 117 302 7005
Unite press office Tel: +44 117 450 6300
Justin Griffiths / Victoria Heslop Tel: +44 20 7250 1446
About Unite Students
Unite Students is the UK's largest owner, manager and developer
of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) serving the country's
world-leading higher education sector. We provide homes to 74,000
students across 172 properties in 25 leading university towns and
cities. We currently partner with over 60 universities across the
Our people are driven by a common purpose: to provide a 'Home
for Success' for the students who live with us. Unite Students'
accommodation is safe and secure, high quality, and affordable.
Students live predominantly in en-suite study bedrooms with rents
covering all bills, insurance, 24-hour security and high-speed
wi-fi. We also achieved a five-star British Safety Council rating
in our last audit in 2020.
We are committed to raising standards in the student
accommodation sector for our customers, investors and employees.
This is why our new Sustainability Strategy, launched in 2021,
which includes our social impact strategy with a significant focus
on providing opportunities for all.
Founded in 1991 in Bristol, the Unite Group is an award-winning
Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), listed on the London Stock
Exchange. For more information, visit Unite Group's corporate
website www.unite-group.co.uk or the Unite Students' site
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