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Countryside is pleased to announce that Richard Adam has been appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective from 1 April 2015. Richard will become Chair of Countryside’s Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Countryside appoints Richard Adam as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee

Richard has gained a wealth of experience from executive and non-executive roles spanning the media, infrastructure and construction sectors. Richard is currently Group Finance Director of FTSE 250 support services business, Carillion plc, and Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Countrywide plc. He was previously Non-Executive Director of SSL International plc, where he also served as Chair of the Audit Committee.

David Howell, Chairman of Countryside, said: “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Richard as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee. Richard’s extensive business experience and independent but related perspective from outside the housebuilding industry will add a new dimension to our Board, and I am sure his appointment will prove invaluable as we continue to implement our growth plan.”


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Biography of Richard Adam

Richard qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG Audit in 1982 and gained broad experience in a number of public and private company finance director roles. Immediately prior to joining Carillion as Group Finance Director in 2007, Richard served as Group Finance Director of Associated British Ports Holdings plc for eight years. He also held similar roles at Hodder Headline plc and International Family Entertainment Inc. Richard joined Countrywide plc as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee in 2014. He previously held the same positions at SSL International plc. Richard holds a degree in mathematics from the University of Reading.

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