Boohoo hires NatWest ESG expert Kirsty Britz

Kirsty Britz

Manchester online fashion giant Boohoo has announced the appointment of ESG expert Kirsty Britz to its board as non-executive director.

Britz is currently the director of sustainable banking at NatWest Group plc.

She will become a member of Boohoo’s audit and risk committees.

“The appointment of Kirsty brings additional expertise to the board, particularly in areas of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters,” said Boohoo.

“Over the last twelve months the group has significantly strengthened its board with three non-executive director appointments, resulting in a board that comprises a majority of independent directors.”

Boohoo has had to address allegations in recent years of poor working conditions and wages at some of its suppliers.

The company added: “Kirsty is currently the Director of Sustainable Banking at NatWest Group plc and an independent member of the Professional Standards Committee at HMRC.

“Prior to joining NatWest Group, she held the role of Director of Citizenship at Barclays.

“Kirsty has served as a member of UKRI sustainability advisory group and as a member of NERC independent research panel and she has held various sustainability, brand strategy and marketing roles in the retail, telecommunications and advertising sectors.”

Boohoo Group executive chairman Mahmud Kamani said: “I am delighted to welcome Kirsty to the board and look forward to the contribution she will bring.

“Her extensive ESG experience will help ensure the board remains focused on making balanced and sustainable decisions that factor in the impact of our strategy on multiple stakeholder groups.”

Britz said: “I look forward to helping the group develop its sustainability approach, embedding it into strategy, governance and operations, and ensuring the board remains focused on building practices fit for a sustainable future.”