McKay Securities has appointed Helen Sachdev as a non-executive director.

Helen has more than 30 years real estate and commercial experience following senior roles in a number of blue chip organisations including Tesco; the retail banking division of Barclays and estate agent Marsh and Parsons where she was chief operating officer.

She is currently chair of Loughborough Building Society and a non-executive director of Wilmington.

Richard Grainger, chairman of McKay, said: “I am pleased to welcome Helen to the board. She has considerable experience gained from a range of sectors, including real estate, and has also been involved in significant business transformation and change. Her knowledge and experience will be very helpful as we all emerge from the current pandemic.”

Helen will also become a member of McKay’s nomination, remuneration and audit & risk committees supporting the board’s succession planning.

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