Integrated veterinary services provider CVS Group has appointed Deborah Kemp as a non-executive director with immediate effect.
CVS said: 'Deborah has a background of demonstrable commercial success, operating in a variety of roles in the consumer and hospitality sectors.
'Since 2015, she has been a director of Vennco Limited, a consultancy which specialises in the consumer facing, retail and hospitality sectors, and assists multi-site business through growth, change and transformation.
'In September 2017, Deborah became interim CEO of private equity backed Synseal Group, a UK-leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality products to the fenestration industry, having supported the group in the development of its growth plans in recent months.
'Deborah's extensive experience of working at company board level includes serving as chief executive officer of Laurel Funerals from 2010 to 2015, which during her tenure successfully rebranded the business, focused its marketing on the customer's needs and experience, and delivered significant growth and returns for shareholders.
'Prior to this, she was chief operating officer at De Vere Hotels & Resorts from 2009 to 2010, with responsibility for all aspects of financial and operational delivery.'
Chairman Richard Connell said: 'The board is delighted to welcome Deborah as a non-executive director.
'She brings a wealth of experience in consumer-facing, multi-site businesses, including in the areas of investment, estate management and M&A.
'Her broad operational and organisational expertise will enable her to provide valuable input to the next phase of development for the Group.
'As a result of this appointment, the board of CVS now comprises two executive directors and two independent non-executive directors, as well as myself as non-executive chairman, reflecting our commitment to attaining high standards of corporate governance.'