Grainger appoints new Chief People Officer

Grainger plc announces today the appointment of a new Chief People Officer who will support the company's growth plans.

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Grainger plc announces today that it has appointed a new Chief People Officer – Michelle Boothroyd. Michelle was previously People Director at Nationwide, the world’s largest building society, where she was responsible for the delivery of Nationwide’s strategic people and cultural transformation agenda. Prior to Nationwide, Michelle held senior HR roles at Santander and RBS.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Grainger team at such an exciting time of growth for the company. Its solid foundations and fascinating heritage provide it with such a strong base from which to grow and excel, and I look forward to working with the team to maximise our potential as an employer, great landlord, and a people-focused business as a force for good.”

Michelle Boothroyd

As Grainger’s new Chief People Officer, Michelle will support the company’s ambitious growth plans as the UK’s leading residential landlord. This new role reflects one of Grainger’s core values of ‘People at the heart’ – and the importance it places on its people as a growing operationally-focused business.

Michelle will also help to drive forward Grainger’s Inclusion and Diversity agenda, securing the business as a leading employer in the real estate sector – and she will join Grainger’s Executive Committee. Michelle is expected to start her new role with Grainger in late January 2022.

“We are delighted to welcome Michelle to Grainger. Her energy and experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow and build on our core value of ‘People at the heart’. Our aim of being a top employer, welcoming to talent from all backgrounds, delivering great homes and a great experience to tens of thousands of residents, will benefit from Michelle’s expertise.”

Helen Gordon, Chief Executive, Grainger