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Barratt appoints former GAME man as new finance director

Barratt Developments has appointed David Thomas from computer gaming firm GAME as its new finance director from 3 August.

Mr Thomas is currently group finance director and deputy chief executive of GAME Group, the largest specialist retailer of PC and video gaming products in Europe.

Before joining GAME in March 2004, he was group finance director at Millennium and Copthorne Hotels and prior to that, he held senior financial roles with House of Fraser and Forte.

Barratt chairman Bob Lawson said: “I am delighted that we are appointing someone of David’s calibre to the board in succession to Mark Pain who has made an outstanding contribution in an intensely difficult market.”

Barratt chief executive Mark Clare added: “David has a strong track record as a finance director.

“In addition, his wider operational experience will be a great asset as we develop the business.”