Likewise Group, UK floorcoverings distributor, has appointed Michael (‘Mike’) Steventon (58) to the board as an independent non-executive director.

Mike has more than 34 years’ experience in the professional services industry at KPMG, rising to partner in 1998, with a focus on auditing international listed groups. In 2006 he was appointed head of automotive for KPMG UK and in 2010 as regional chairman for KPMG Midlands.

In 2016, Mike was appointed head of KPMG’s public sector business. Mike retired from KPMG in 2020 and has since taken a small number of non-executive and consultancy roles. He joins the Audit Committee (as chair) and also the Remuneration Committee with immediate effect.

Tony Brewer, ceo of Likewise, said: ‘We’re very pleased Mike is joining the board of Likewise. Mike has a wealth of experience in finance and industry. His knowledge will be a huge benefit in working with the board to steer us through our growth aspirations and for Likewise to achieve its goal to be a leader in the flooring industry.’