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Wigley Group promotes senior staff member to board

14 February 2023
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A leading Midlands property, development and construction company has promoted a key senior staff member to its board of directors.

Claire Lynch has joined the Executive Board at The Wigley Group, where she has been appointed to the role of Chief Governance Officer as a Company Director and Company Secretary as the firm continues to grow.

She joined the business in 2016 and previously held the role of Director of Group Governance and Development, playing a crucial role in the development and implementation of certified management systems across all facets of the group’s business, alongside health and safety regulations, and the delivery of wider Group infrastructure.

Her new role will see her take on responsibility for ensuring the Group’s Board of Directors adhere to best practices in governance, leading on the protection of business interests, providing strategic governance, and overview of legal and regulatory compliance.

James Davies, Chief Executive Officer of The Wigley Group, which is based at Stockton House in Southam, Warwickshire, said: “Claire has been at the foundation of all of our good work around risk and governance over the years, helping to change the ethos within the Group.

“She has become an integral member of the leadership team as she has taken on more responsibility, so this is a natural promotion which recognises her significant contribution to the business over the last seven years.”

The appointment sees The Wigley Group expand its Executive Board to seven, and comes during a year of continued growth and investment with the company close to launching a £1.5 million revamp of its Stockton House headquarters – adding new office space, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.

Claire added: “For the majority of my professional career, I have been in roles where I have provided guidance to minimise risk and maximise the opportunities that are available, whether this be individually via staff development or for an organisation as a whole.

“This new role allows me to apply this knowledge and skillset at Board level, where I can continue to instil best practice across The Wigley Group businesses and support the company’s position as it continues its strong growth."

Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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