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Grimason leaves Lafarge for Travis Perkins

29th January 2014

British building materials company Lafarge Tarmac has lost its general counsel, Deborah Grimason, to builder’s merchants Travis Perkins. The appointment comes as the national builders merchants chain sees its former GC John Carter step up to the role of Chief Executive. 

Grimason leaves behind an open full time company secretary job and GC role having held the dual title since its formation in January 2013. Her experience includes managing legal and corporate matters over a period of 25 years working for the likes of the Royal Mail, Nokia and the British Coal Corporation, according to the credentials listed in this article.

It is this experience that has aided in Grimason securing her new position with Travis Perkins’ group HR director Carol Kavanagh making this statement: “We’re always looking for people of the highest calibre, and we’re confident that Deborah’s extensive experience will be a real asset to the Group”.

The Group, which owns such high profile businesses as Wickes, ToolStation and Tile Giant, looks to be an important move for the former Lafarge GC and company secretary, adding another major organisation to her resume.