Travis Perkins appoints Emma Rose as new Group HR director

Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials, today announced the appointment of Emma Rose as the Group’s new HR Director with immediate effect. Emma joins the business from Kerry Foods, where she was HR Director.

Travis Perkins CEO, Nick Roberts, said: “Over the past weeks and months we have demonstrated that we have a key role to play in the economic recovery of our country, and the commitment of our colleagues across the Group in terms of adapting our business models and adjusting to new ways of working during this time has simply been extraordinary.

“The conditions under which we will operate in the future requires us to develop and care for our people in new and innovative ways as we move our business forward, and so I am delighted to welcome Emma onboard. I know that her wealth of knowledge and experience will be invaluable in ensuring that our colleagues remain central to our success.”

Emma has a distinguished HR career that spans a range of companies and industries, from InterContinental Hotels Group, to Mondelez International, Cadbury, Coca-Cola and M&S. In 2018, her achievements were recognised at the HR Excellence Awards, when she won the prestigious HR Director of the Year award.

About her appointment, Emma said: “I am delighted and excited to join Travis Perkins; a business that has such a longstanding reputation for great performance and great people. I’ve been very struck by how the colleague focus is alive and kicking across the business, and the ambition of the team for future growth and continued leadership in the industry.”

Emma is a non-executive Board Member of Special Olympics Great Britain; an organisation she also supports as an athlete mentor.