Dr Maggie Semple to join £780m-turnover housebuilder as non-executive director from 1 January

Crest Nicolson has appointed fashion entrepreneur and inclusivity thought leader Dr Maggie Semple to its board.

The £780m-turnover housebuilder announced today that Semple will become a non-exective director from 1 January.

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Dr Maggie Semple is joining the board of Crest Nicholson in the new year

Semple is the founder of bespoke fashion brand Maggie Semple Ltd and is also the founder and chief exeutive of the Experience Corps, which works with companies to drive cultural change and promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

She also co-founded I-Cubed, a professional services company which advises firms on transformation projects and provides training in diversity and inclusion.

Semple is also on the board of savings and retirement business Phoenix Group, Jamaica National Bank and a a member of University of Cambridge HR Committee. She leads the Black British Voices Project (BBVP) in partnership with the University of Cambridge.

Iain Ferguson, chair of Crest Nicholson, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Maggie to the board of Crest Nicholson.

“Maggie brings a breadth of experience across a number of sectors and will complement the range of skills and experience on the existing board. We very much look forward to working with her.”

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Crest Nicholson last week lowered its annual profit forecast for the second time in the space of a few months due to the “continued weakness” in the housing market.The housebuilder in a trading update said it now expects its adjusted pre-tax profit for the year to 31 October to be “in the range of £45m to £50m”. This follows a previously lowering of its forecast in August from £73.7m to £50m.