HomeServe, a home emergency insurance cover and domestic repair provider, has appointed Ben Mingay to the board as a non-executive director, effective 1 January 2012.

In addition, Mingay will also join the audit committee at the company.

Mingay is a managing partner of Smith Square Partners, an independent corporate finance advisory firm.

Mingay has over 20 years experience as a corporate finance adviser and prior to co-founding Smith Square Partners he was a managing director of Hawkpoint Partners and Credit Suisse First Boston (Europe).

Mingay is also a non-executive director of AIM listed Alternative Networks.

HomeServe chairman Barry Gibson said that Mingay brings with him a wealth of corporate finance experience which will be of great benefit as they continue to develop the business.