Fond farewells, warm welcomes

Board appointments

Staff at Golden Charter would like to say a special thank you to Helen Wathall and Steve Burnett for their service as Non-Executive Directors on the Golden Charter Board.

Since joining the Board in 2015, Helen has been a fantastic liaison between the Golden Charter Board and SAIFCharter Executive, and has also held roles across the Board’s sub-committees.

During his seven-year tenure on the Board, Steve was also an invaluable Chair of the company’s Audit Committee, strengthening the business’ compliance and audit processes, which has undoubtedly contributed to Golden Charter’s regulation readiness.

Everyone at Golden Charter thanks Helen and Steve for their significant contributions over the years and wishes them both the best success for their next chapter.

Now, the company welcomes two new members to the Board at the start of 2022. John Byrne, who is currently the SAIFCharter Secretary, will join Adam Ginder and James Tovey as the third funeral director Non-Executive Director.

Golden Charter also looks forward to welcoming Independent Non-Executive Director Claire Zuurbier, who brings immense strategic ecommerce experience to the Board.

On the new appointments, John Thornton, Chairman, said: “We are excited to be adding John and Claire’s expertise to the Board at this critical time of our FCA regulatory journey. Their knowledge and experience in the funeral director and digital sectors will enhance the skillset already on the Board to help us succeed post-FCA regulation and provide the best support for our funeral director network.”

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